Shelter Island 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 Shelter Island:

Read more about East Hampton Town Beaches
Read more about East Hampton Village Beaches
Read more about Southampton Town Beaches
Read more about Southampton Village Beaches
Read more about North Fork Beaches

Not only is a beautiful island in the middle of the North and South Forks, Shelter Island offers some of the most secluded and relaxing beaches on the East End.


Shelter Island

Resident permits are 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.–5 p.m.

Crescent Beach: (Lifeguards, comfort station)
Shell Beach
Sunset 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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