Beaches/Parks/Preserves

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The East End offers ocean beaches, sandy coves, preserves and family parks to explore.

Long Island beaches are world-renowned for their fine white sand, spectacular waves, miles of boardwalks, beach trails, restaurants, picnic areas, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. In fact, Coopers Beach in Southampton was ranked number one in the country on Dr. Beach’s 2010 Top 10 Beaches List. East Hampton’s Main Beach has also made the list, ranking at number five.

East End beaches provide abundant scenic and recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike including fishing, kayaking, surfing, swimming, boat rentals and scuba diving. Most beaches also provide showers, restrooms, and food concessions.

Parks offer countless opportunities to explore your natural environment, escape from the grind of the everyday and experience exciting new adventures. Boat launches, hiking trails, campsites, horseback riding, fishing, playgrounds and golf courses all await you at many East End Parks!

Nature lovers can grab your binoculars and set out on a nature and bird watching trip through one of the East End’s preserves. Preservation efforts have seen endangered species like the Piping Plover starting to flourish, especially out in the Hamptons area and on the North Shore. Hawks have made a truly remarkable comeback on Long Island, and they can often be viewed perched high on the flood lamps along major parkways. Other wildlife sightings include egret, heron, black ducks, warblers, gadwalls, mergansers, yellowlegs, osprey, deer, owls, red fox, opossum, and wild turkey.

You’ll never tire of all the things to do and see on the East End of Long Island.

Camp Hero State Park

Camp Hero State Park

50 South Fairview Avenue, Montauk NY 11954 • 631-668-3781

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Coopers Beach

Coopers Beach

268 Meadow Lane, Southampton NY 11968 • (631) 283-0247

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Coopers Beach was ranked the #1 Beach in the Country by Dr. Beach.
Cranberry Bog County Preserve

Cranberry Bog County Preserve

3815 Lake Ave, Riverhead NY 11901 • 631-854-4949

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You can walk around Sweezy Pond. Along the pond are the remains of a pump house from the days of the cranberry business.
Cupsogue Beach County Park

Cupsogue Beach County Park

975 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach NY 11977 • 631-852-8111

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This 296 acre barrier beach park offers lifeguard-supervised swimming, sunbathing on white sand beaches and some of the finest saltwater bass fishing to be had on the Island.  Campers and recreational vehicles are permitted along the access road running parallel to the outer beach.
Hither Hills State Park

Hither Hills State Park

50 South Fairview Avenue, Montauk NY 11754 • 631-668-2554

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Hither Hills State Park offers visitors scenic picnic areas and fireplaces, sport fishing, a sandy ocean beach, playing fields, a playground and a 168-site campground on the ocean. Anglers can fish year-round and obtain permits to fish at night. The unique "walking dunes" of Napeague Harbor are located on the eastern boundary of the park, which also has woodlands filled with Russian olive, oak, shad and pine trees. Bridle paths and hiking, nature, biking and cross-country ski trails are available.
Indian Island County Park

Indian Island County Park

Indian Point Rd, Riverhead NY 11901 • 631-852-3232

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Main Beach

Main Beach

104 Ocean Ave, East Hampton NY 11937 • (631) 324-0074

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Meschutt Beach County Park

Meschutt Beach County Park

14 Hildreth Pl, Hampton Bays NY 11946 • 631-852-8205

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This supervised bathing beach also offers areas for windsurfing & sailing, plus a playground.
Montuak Point State Park

Montuak Point State Park

50 South Fairview Avenue, Montauk NY 11954 • 631-668-3781

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Sears Bellows County Park

Sears Bellows County Park

63 Bellows Pond Rd, Hampton Bays NY 11946 • 631-852-8290

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Nestled within the Long Island Pine Barrens, Sears Bellows offers a broad range of recreational opportunities to Suffolk County residents and tourists. Campsites for both tents and trailers are available. Rowboat rentals are offered on freshwater Bellows Pond. Sears Bellows' extensive trail system attracts hikers and horseback riders from all points, east and west. Riders may use the park with a horseback riding permit. This park is closed to certain activities during waterfowl hunting season. Sears Bellows Park is a sportsman's paradise. Freshwater fishing for bluegill, bass, perch and pickerel, with bait, is permitted.
Theodore Roosevelt County Park

Theodore Roosevelt County Park

2128 Montauk Hwy, Montauk NY 11954 • 631-852-7878

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Montauk County Park offers outer beach access and outer beach camping, seasonal hunting, salt and freshwater fishing, hiking, horseback riding trails and canoeing. On the County Park property the Deep Hollow Ranch has available popular horseback rides to the beach for park visitors. Also in the park is the historic Third House utilized by Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders. There is camping for self-contained trailers and campgrounds for youth scout groups. The park is dog friendly as long as dogs are kept leashed.

David Sarnoff Pine Barrens Preserve

606 Riverleigh Ave
Riverhead NY 11901
631-444-0273

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Dwarf Pines Plains Preserve

12 Staller Dr
East Quogue NY 11942

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Eastern Long Island Audubon Society

P.O. Box 206
East Quogue NY 11942
631-728-8342

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Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge

784 Noyack Road
Sag Harbor NY 11963
631-286-0485

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Goldsmith’s Inlet County Park

Soundview Ave
Southold NY 11971
631-854-4949

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Greenport Skate Park

236 Third Street
Greenport NY 11944
(631) 477-0248

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Linda Gronlund Memorial Nature Preserve at Barcelona Neck

693 Route 114
Sag Harbor NY 11963
631-444-0273

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Mashomack Preserve

79 S Ferry Rd
Shelter Island NY 11964
631-749-1001

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Merrill Lake Sanctuary

Springs Fireplace Road
East Hampton NY 11937
(631) 329–7689

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Northwest Harbor County Park

NW Landing Rd
East Hampton NY 11937
631-854-4949

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Orient Beach State Park

Route 25
Orient NY 11957
631-323-2440

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Quogue Wildlife Refuge

3 Old Country Road
Quogue NY 11959
631-653-4771

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Red Creek Skate Park

100 Old Riverhead Road
Hampton Bays NY 11946
(631) 728-3659

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Shadmoor State Park

Route 27 & Seaside Avenue
Montauk NY 11954
631-668-3781

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Suffolk Hills County Park

County Road 51
Riverhead NY 11901
631-854-4949

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