North Fork Beach Guide 2013

The Hamptons have something for everybody who loves the fresh air while and the wonderful little towns and villages that have great shopping and arts. Without question however,  the pristine beaches are one of the main reasons why people head out to the East End.

It can get tricky when you want to visit a beach out here. The villages and towns all have different, heavily enforced parking rules and regulations, and sometimes you don’t know if a beach has a lifeguard before you go. When in doubt, contact the town or village, in the mean time, you can view our beach guide for The North Fork:

Read more about East Hampton Town Beaches
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Surrounded by the Peconic Bay and the Long Island Sound, the North Fork also offers miles of glorious beaches. But to enjoy many of them, your car must display a valid parking permit. Here’s a quick list of what you need to know:

Riverhead Town

Riverhead Town resident permits are $15 for the season, and nonresidents may purchase a day pass for $35 or a season pass for $200. Permits are required through Labor Day, and they are available at the Riverhead Town offices or at all town beaches from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Iron Pier Beach: (Lifeguards, comfort station, concessions)
Reeve’s Beach: (Comfort station)
South Jamesport Beach: (Lifeguards, comfort station, concessions)
Wading River Beach: (Comfort station)
For more information, contact the Town of Riverhead at 631-727-3200 or

Southold Town

Eight beaches fall under the jurisdiction of Southold Town, with Town Beach arguably the most popular. Resident beach permits cost $10 per season. A nonresident seasonal permit is $150. Parking permits are available at the Southold Town offices. Where available, daily parking permits are sold on-site for $25. There are also a number of Park District Beaches in Southold Town, which do not come under the town’s jurisdiction. Permits may be obtained at the district beach.
Located at the tip of the island in Southold Town, Orient Beach State Park boasts 45,000 feet of access to Gardiners Bay. The vehicle entrance fee is $8 through June 25 and $10 through September 5. For more info, visit

Goldsmith Inlet, Peconic
Goose Creek: (Lifeguards, comfort station)
Kenny’s Beach: (Lifeguards, comfort station)
Laurel Lake Park: (Parking permit not required)
McCabe’s Beach: (Lifeguards, comfort station)
New Suffolk Beach: (Lifeguards, daily parking)
Norman E. Klipp Park/Gull Pond Beach: (Lifeguards, daily parking)
Town Beach: (Lifeguards, comfort station, daily parking

Cutchogue-New Suffolk Park District

Nassau Point Beach: (Lifeguards, comfort station)
Pequash Avenue Beach (Fleet Neck Beach): (Lifeguards, comfort station)
Call 631-734-5224 for more information.

Mattituck Park District

Aldrich Lane Park
Breakwater Park: (Comfort station)
Bailie’s Beach Park
Bay Avenue Park
Mattituck Creek Boat Launching Park
Mattituck Park District Beach (Yacht Club)
Marratooka Lake
Veterans Memorial Park: (Lifeguards)
Wolf Pit Lake
Call 631-298-9103 for more information.

Orient-East Marion Park District
Truman’s Beach
Orient State Park (state beach)
Call 631-323-2481 for more information.

Southold Park District

Emerson Park
Founders Landing: (Lifeguards July 1, comfort station)
Horton’s Pt. Lighthouse Park
Triangle Park
Call 631-765-6019 for more information
For more information, contact the Town of Southold at 631-765-1800 or

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