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Update:  October 2, 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 October 2, 2015 until Further Notice:

Smith Point County Park: The Outer Beach at Smith Point is currently closed for camping and day trips due to high tides and surf conditions. Park staff will monitor the beach on a daily basis and will open it back up as soon as it is safe for public access. Check back on this page for further updates and notices.

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

Montauk County Park: The Outer Beach is currently closed for camping and day tripping due to high tides and surf conditions.  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 is Open.