Thousands of Long Islanders pack Jones Beach to celebrate July 4

Beaches all across Long Island were filled to capacity as the gorgeous weather drew thousands out to the sand to celebrate Independence Day.

According to officials, roughly 150,000 people were on Jones Beach this year to take in the fireworks, causing long lines and some minor parking nightmares.

Some state parks were forced to close due to being filled to capacity. Sunken Meadow State Park, which accommodates 60,000 people, was full by 11 a.m., while Wildwood Beach State Park and Orient Beach closed at 10:30 a.m. and by late afternoon, both Hempstead Lake and Valley Stream State Park had also reached capacity.