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Outer Beach Access


Current Outer Beach Conditions

  • Smith Point: OPEN
    • Outer Beach Day Trip Area is open 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Fishing access 24/7
  • Cupsogue: No beachfront driving. Burma road OPEN to gate. Fishing access 24/7.
  • Montauk: Outer beach OPEN. Fishing access 24/7.
  • Shinnecock East: Ocean Beach is OPEN. Fishing access 24/7.
  • Cedar Point: Limited Access Only, No Access to Inlet; Fishing access 24/7.
  • Charles F. Altenkirch Park: OPEN.
  • Orient Point County Park: OPEN. Fishing access 24/7.

During your Outer Beach visit please remember:

  1. Day tripping and night fishing groups should be limited to a single household.
  2. Practice Social Distancing, staying at least 6 feet from others.
  3. Wear a mask when unable to social distance.
  4. Bring your own air hose to reduce sharing. It is good practice to carry hand sanitizer in your truck to use after utilizing the air station.
  5. No persons, pets, or vehicles shall enter restricted plover areas.
  6. All pets must be kept on leash and under owners control.
  7. You must set up in front or behind your vehicle.

Thank you and stay safe!


About Outer Beach Access

Several of our parks offer outer beach (shoreline) access opportunities to off-road vehicles (ORV's). A Suffolk County Parks Recreational Vehicle Use permit is required to enjoy these locations. Suffolk County Park Outer Beach 4x4 permits may be purchased year round at West Sayville, Blydenburgh, Cathedral Pines, Cedar Point, Indian Island, Sears Bellows, Smith Point, West Hills and online HERE. In Season they are also available at Montauk, Cupsogue and Shinnecock East park offices. The Outer Beach 4x4 permit includes access to designated beach areas for access as well as night fishing in designated parks. Be advised that areas on the outer beach may be closed due to beach conditions, maintenance or bird nesting. Please check the Suffolk County Parks Facebook/Twitter page or call the park of your choice to get up-to-date outer beach access information.

How to purchase the Outer Beach Permit:

  • You will need your Green Key Card
  • Your Registration
  • Your Driver’s License
  • If you do not have a Green Key you can purchase one at the same time.
  • If you have a discounted Green Key you can only purchase one discounted Outer Beach Permit
  • Click Here to View FAQ's


Suffolk County Parks which offer outer beach access are:

East Hampton (631) 852-7620

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

*Outer beach camping is permitted at these locations with a self-contained camper only. (Self-contained units are defined as having a built-in flushable toilet with a built-in holding tank with a minimum capacity of 5 gallons.)

Camping reservations may be booked for Cupsogue, Montauk and Shinnecock East. Please check out our Camping Page for more information.

Please note four-wheel drive vehicle MUST be present when purchasing your outer beach permit. The outer beach permit MUST be permanently affixed to the driver's side windshield at the time of purchase. If permit is not permanently affixed to the window entry to the outer beach will be denied.

Click Here for Off Roading Outer Beach Rules and Regulations


Required Equipment for Outer Beach Off-Roading

Rope, Chain or Snap Line
Fire Extinguisher
Spare Tire
Tire Gauge
First Aid Kit
Portable Air compressor or Air Tank
Contact Us

P.O. Box 144
West Sayville, NY 11796


(631) 854-4949

(631) 854-4969

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