When boaters want to get away just far enough to relax, Zachs Bay is often their choice.
It is an easy anchorage to reach from points east and west. Located just off the State Channel and east of Wantagh Parkway (where Sloop Channel meets the State Channel), the bay is well protected and usually very calm. However, it does fill up with other boaters seeking tranquility or the opportunity to raft up and socialize, so plan on getting there early.
Jones Beach Theater is in the northeast section of the bay — it’s a landmark, not usually a free listening site.