Mike, Jones Beach, huh? Do you still have to get there at 5 a.m. to claim a spot on that beach? It should be re-named Sardine Beach.
As far as I know, yes, it is still crazy packed. But thats why I don't go there - there are other nicer beaches that aren't nearly are crowded. Though I did have my volleyball league there, which was pretty cool.
Wait, no, thats not true...I played volleyball at Robert Moses. There was a leauge at Jones Beach that my friend was in - he liked it.