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Metal Detecting

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Metal detectors are authorized for use with valid PermitĀ 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 and online here. See fees schedule for pricing.