Beautiful Long Island. Scenic roads, winding lanes, picturesque harbors, and beautiful beaches, make Long Island truly "Nature's Playground". Surrounded by water and with 120 miles of frontage on the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island's shore line is practically one continuous bathing beach. Henry Hudson, English captain of the Dutch ship, "Half Moon," made history when he landed on Long Island in 1609. The first deeps for Long Island land where bought from the Indians in 1636.