BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – One of Long Island’s most popular beaches will be a little more crowded this Memorial Day weekend, WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs On The Story

READ MORE: NYPD: 2 Gunmen Wanted After 10 Shot In Front Of Queens Business; 'A Brazen, Coordinated Attack'

“There’s not enough sand on the beach for people to put blankets on, and it’s as simple as that,” state parks spokesman George Gorman told Xirinachs of the situation at Robert Moses State Park’s Field 5. “At the high tide, there’s no sand.”

Gorman said the lack of sand will force a partial closure there.

READ MORE: In Wake Of Corona, Queens Shooting, Mayoral Candidates Adams, Sliwa Offer Plans To Combat NYC Gun Violence

He said that, hopefully, Mother Nature will return what she took away in time for the big 4th of July weekend.

“Hopefully, we’ll start seeing the sand replenish, and we’ll start to see the sand get back on the beaches,” he said.

MORE NEWS: NYPD: 3 Innocent Bystanders Wounded By Gunfire In Washington Heights

What’s your favorite beach in the area? Sound off in the comments section below.