Metal Detecting

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Metal detectors are authorized for use with valid Permit on the seaward side of the primary dunes and vegetated areas of the following county parks only:

Montauk County Park - Montauk

Cedar Point County Park - East Hampton

Meschutt Beach County Park - Hampton Bays

Shinnecock East County Park - Southampton

Charles F. Altenkirch County Park - Southampton

Cupsogue Beach County Park - Westhampton

Smith Point County Park - Shirley

  • No disturbance of any upland areas, historic sites or environmental sensitive areas or bird nesting sites allowed.
  • No flora is to be disrupted or damaged in any way.
  • All areas that are disturbed as a result of metal detector use should be fully restored so as not to cause a hazard.
  • Some areas of the parks listed may be closed at various times due to changes in beach conditions, maintenance or protection of natural resources.
  • Permits available for purchase at Smith Point County Park and West Sayville Administration. See fees schedule for pricing.
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P.O. Box 144
West Sayville, NY 11796


(631) 854-4949

(631) 854-4969

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