Beach Guide

Southold Town Beach Guide

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Comprising the majority of the North Fork, Southold Town offers much in the way of bay beach fun. Six beaches fall under the jurisdiction of Southold Town, with Town Beach being arguably the most popular. Resident beach permits cost $10 per season and can be purchased online. A non-resident seasonal permit is $300.

Parking permits are available at the Southold Town Clerk’s Office (53095 Main Road, Southold) and online. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call before stopping by in person to make sure someone is in the office, as they have a small staff.

Daily parking is available at three of the town’s beaches, with passes sold on-site for a fee of $25 per day. Beach attendants are on staff on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. for the summer and can only issue non-resident daily parking permits.

For more information, contact the Town of Southold at 631-765-1800 or southoldtownny.gov.

Looking for beaches in another town or village? Check out the full Hamptons & North Fork Beach Guide.

Greenport:

Gull Pond
Location: Bay beach, 3925 Manhansett Avenue
Parking: Southold Town permit required, $25 daily permits available
Amenities:
Lifeguard (11 a.m.–5 p.m.), playground, boat ramp, trash can
Restrictions During Open Hours (10 a.m.–5 p.m.):
No fishing
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no smoking, no bonfires, no watercrafts near bathing areas 
Inside scoop:
Right next to the Norman E. Klipp Marine Park.

New Suffolk:

New Suffolk Beach
Location: Bay beach, 2650 Jackson Street
Parking: Southold Town permit required, $25 daily permits available
Amenities:
Lifeguard (11 a.m.–5 p.m.), boat ramp, playground
Restrictions During Open Hours (10 a.m.–5 p.m.):
No fishing
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no smoking, no bonfires, no watercrafts near bathing areas
Inside scoop:
Very popular with windsurfers.

Southold Hamlet:

Town Beach
Location: Bay beach, 53005 Route 48
Parking: Southold Town permit required, $25 daily permits available
Amenities:
Lifeguard (11 a.m.–5 p.m.), restroom, playground, picnic table, beach wheelchairs
Restrictions During Open Hours (10 a.m.–5 p.m.):
No fishing
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no smoking, no bonfires, no watercrafts near bathing areas
Inside scoop:
Overlooking the sound, this is the most used town-owned beach.

Kenny’s Beach
Location: Bay beach, 475 Leeton Road
Parking: Southold Town permit required
Amenities:
Lifeguard (11 a.m.–5 p.m.), restroom
Restrictions During Open Hours (10 a.m.–5 p.m.):
No fishing
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no smoking, no bonfires, no watercrafts near bathing areas, no dogs
Inside scoop:
This is a great place to fish, kayak and canoe, as long as a safe distance is kept from the bathing area.

McCabe’s Beach
Location: Bay beach, 8670 Horton’s Lane
Parking: Southold Town permit required
Amenities:
Lifeguard (11 a.m.–5 p.m.), restroom
Restrictions During Open Hours (10 a.m.–5 p.m.):
No fishing
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no smoking, no bonfires, no watercrafts near bathing areas, no dogs
Inside scoop:
This beach has a boardwalk and makes a great place to fish, kayak and canoe.

Goose Creek
Location: Bay beach, 2575 North Bayview Road
Parking: Southold Town permit required
Amenities:
Lifeguard (11 a.m.–5 p.m.), restroom, playground, boat ramp
Restrictions During Open Hours (10 a.m.–5 p.m.):
No fishing
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no smoking, no bonfires, no watercrafts near bathing areas, no dogs 
Inside scoop:
Perfect for exploring by kayak because of its calm water.

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