Beach Guide

Riverhead Town Beach Guide 2018

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Riverhead Town has four beaches located on the calm waters of either the Peconic Bay or the Long Island Sound. Resident permits are $15 for the season, and non-residents may purchase a day pass for $35 or a season pass for $200. Permits are required from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and they are available at the Riverhead Town Recreation Department office or at all town beaches from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

For more information, contact the Town of Riverhead at 631-727-3200 or townofriverheadny.gov.

Riverhead Hamlet:

Reeve’s Beach
Location: Bay beach, End of Park Road
Parking: Riverhead Town permit required
Amenities:
Restroom
Restrictions During Open Hours (6 a.m.–10 p.m.):
No fishing, no beach driving
Restrictions at All Times:
No dogs
Inside scoop: 
The 2.2-mile beach is a great spot for walking and birding

Wading River:

Wading River Beach
Location: Bay beach, 230 Creek Road
Parking: Riverhead Town permit required
Amenities:
Restroom, playground, boat ramp
Restrictions During Open Hours (6 a.m.–10 p.m.):
No fishing, no beach driving
Restrictions at All Times:
No dogs
Inside scoop: 
There are several nearby restaurants to patronize after a long day in the sun.

Jamesport:

Iron Pier Beach
Location: Bay beach, 500 Pier Avenue
Parking: Riverhead Town permit required
Amenities:
Lifeguard (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), restroom, concessions, playground, beach wheelchairs, picnic table
Restrictions During Open Hours (6 a.m.–10 p.m.):
No fishing, no beach driving
Restrictions at All Times:
No dogs
Inside scoop:
Beach driving is allowed with a permit.

South Jamesport Beach
Location: Bay beach, End of Pye Lane
Parking: Riverhead Town permit required
Amenities:
Lifeguard (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), restroom, concessions, picnic table, playground, basketball court, tennis court, beach wheelchairs
Restrictions During Open Hours (6 a.m.–10 p.m.):
No fishing, no beach driving
Restrictions at All Times:
No dogs
Inside scoop:
3,000 feet on Peconic Bay, featuring shallow waters for small children, handicap access and a snack shack.

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