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Update:  July 8, 2015

The Parks Department offers numerous recreational opportunities for park visitors on its outer beaches. Weather and beach conditions permitting, the Parks Department allows day and night fishing, camping and day trips for patrons with a properly permitted 4-wheel drive vehicle.

Effective Thursday, July 9, 2015 until Further Notice:

Smith Point County Park: The Outer Beach at Smith Point County Park will be closed due to piping plover activity beginning on Thursday, July 9, 2015 until further notice. Please contact the park at (631)852-1315 for updated information.

Cupsogue Beach County Park: Access to the Outer beach is open with limited access.  There is no beach front driving.

Montauk County Park: Outer Beach is open for day trips, weather permitting. For up-to-date conditions please call the Park Office at (631)852-7879

Shinnecock East: Outer Beach is open for day trips, weather permitting. 

Charles F. Altenkirch County Park, formerly known as Shinnecock West County Park: Outer Beach is open from September 15 – March 15. Limited parking is available, for County residents, in the parking lot adjacent to the inlet.

Cedar Point County Park: the Outer Beach peninsula to the Lighthouse is closed to vehicles.  The eastern portion of the Northwest Harbor Beach, and the Gardiners Bay Beach to the east are both open