Outer Beach Rules

Outer Beach Rules


  • Vehicles must have a valid recreational vehicle use permit affixed vehicle in parks designated location, or entry will be denied or ticket issued. Check out the Outer Beach Off Roading page for more information on how to obtain a permit.
  • All vehicles must carry the following equipment: jack, jack board, shovel, rope, chain or snap line, fire extinguisher, spare tire, tire gauge, flashlight, first aid kit, and a portable air compressor or air tank.
  • No alcoholic beverages permitted.
  • Only marked cuts, roads, entrances and exits are to be used. No driving on dunes, swails or vegetation.
  • No fires permitted.
  • Driving in designated bird nesting areas is prohibited.
  • Speed limit of 10 MPH is strictly enforced.
  • All vehicle passengers must wear seatbelts.
  • All garbage must be removed from the beach and placed in receptacles or dumpster at Outer Beach entrance. No dumping, burning, or burying of trash is permitted.
  • All vehicles must park perpendicular to dune line at least 10’ from toe of the dune facing the water.
  • Ruts and holes caused by stuck vehicle must be filled in and debris removed.
  • Pets must be on a leash no more than 6’ in length and under owner’s control at all times. Pets are not allowed in the protected bathing areas or picnic areas. Owner is responsible for immediate removal and proper disposal of pet’s waste.
  • Permits will be revoked and tickets issued for violations.

Suffolk County Parks which offer outer beach access for off-roading are:

Cedar Point County Park
East Hampton (631) 852-7620

Charles F. Altenkirch County Park (formally known as Shinnecock West County Park)
Hampton Bays, New York

Cupsogue Beach County Park* 
Westhampton (631) 852-8111

Montauk County Park*
Montauk (631) 852-7879

Shinnecock East County Park*
Southampton (631) 852-8899 (seasonal) or (631) 852-8290 (off season)

Smith Point County Park*
Shirley (631) 852-1315

Be advised that areas on the outer beach may be closed due to beach conditions, maintenance or bird nesting. Check the Outer Beach Conditions page for the latest conditions.

Outer Beach Camping*

Outer beach camping is permitted at these locations with a self-contained camper only. (Self-contained is defined as having a built-in flushable toilet with built-in holding tank with a minimum capacity of 5 gallons.)  Camping reservations may be booked for Cupsogue, Montauk, and Shinnecock East. (Beach Conditions Permitting)   Smith Point outer beach camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis, pending beach conditions.  Please check out our Camping Page for more information on how to reserve an outer beach campsite.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 144
West Sayville, NY 11796


(631) 854-4949

(631) 854-4969

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