Summer 2012 Preview: Beach Parking Tips on Shelter Island

Situated between Long Island’s twin forks, Shelter Island Town offers a variety of beach access options. Parking permits must be displayed on the rear windshield of vehicles parked at the three Town beaches and the Town Landings at Fresh Pond Road and Menhaden Lane. Permits are required from May 25 through Labor Day. Vehicles registered to a Shelter Island address may obtain a permit for free. Weekly parking permits are available for $35, monthly permits can be obtained for $75 and full-season permits can be purchased for $200. Where stationed, lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Crescent Beach: (Lifeguards, comfort station)

Shell Beach

Wades Beach: (Lifeguards, comfort station)

For more information, contact the Town of Shelter Island at 631-749-0291 or visit

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