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Smith Point County Park

Fire Island, NY
+1 631-281-3010
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Only saving grace is the beach

The only good thing about this place is the beach. Staff is sometimes pleasant, sometimes not... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2015
Carol S
Wildlife in Winter

This park has lots to see. i went in the winter, just pulling into the parking area, we found 3 red... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2015
Roni C
Long Island, New York
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

The only good thing about this place is the beach. Staff is sometimes pleasant, sometimes not. Overpriced. Should be more campsites with full hookups. Not very clean sites or restrooms. Garbage pickup needs to improve. Reservation system is the worst. Extremely difficult for locals to...More

2  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 28 January 2015

This park has lots to see. i went in the winter, just pulling into the parking area, we found 3 red foxes and about 6 deer. Being a photographer, it was great to see these animals. It wasn't so great that people bring bread/bagels to...More

1  Thank Roni C
Reviewed 21 August 2014

My family and I took a trip to Smith Point Beach in Shirley, NY this past weekend (on Fire Island, the barrier island on Long Island's south shore). Shirley, and this beach, are places that I used to spend my summers in back in the...More

1  Thank moconnor
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Had a beautiful morning at this Historic Beach ! Other than the $15 parking charge, beaches were well maintained and plenty of Life-guards were on scene ! Landscaping around Memorial there to honor the people of Flt 800 from July17,2002 ! Amazing beauty !

Thank Gumby45
Reviewed 1 August 2014

The beach is fantastic. However, the outer beach is often closed. Camping is great so close to the beach but bathrooms and showers are filthy. No lifeguards at the area of the beach by the campground.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Ok so this is not a tourist place, its a beach for the locals, music on the boardwalk, crab shack, lifeguards and lots of space. Parking is amazing there is so much of it.

1  Thank JuliyHaigh
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Don't waste your time going here. The outer beach is never open when you want it to be. The Outer Beach closures are sporadic, and the staff rarely wants to explain why the beach is closed. Total Bummer, because the beach is convenient for so...More

3  Thank gdubb757
Reviewed 26 April 2014

there's a HUGE parking lot and a wonderful beach. at one side is the shimmering blue ocean, at the other, a small cliff. more rocks underfoot than sand, though, so don't take your shoes off. a lot of unique shell, such as sharks' eyes, scallops,...More

Thank Zhuo Z
Reviewed 11 January 2014

or just go for the beach- it's a great locale! big open spaces, lots of great sand, waves, surfers- plenty of space, yet cozy with lots of tables in the food area. full bar.

1  Thank watergirl222
Reviewed 5 September 2013

We've been here dozens of times.....great beach, huge parking lot, very nice,informative nature display just inside the park at the federal building. The west side of the entrance is part of the Fire Island National Seashore, to the east is the county park. Camping available...More

Thank KDFaustel
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would like to know how to obtain a beach pass to take my camper and truck off road..I have the green key for the beach..I live right in town but never went off roading...sounds like it would be a great time
12 June 2017|
Response from hota_e |
If you have the green key just need to go down with your truck and pay $100 and have the necessary equipment like jack, tow rope, etc. outerbeach camping is closed right now and the Offroad area is limit s due to nesting... More
Angela B
I heard we can go jeepin here without a permit . is this true ? topless jeepin? that is the tops off of our jeeps , not us ..
7 June 2017|
Response from hota_e |
Need to buy an outerbeach pass that allows oversand driving. But they close it down every summer for nesting piping plovers. $100 if you are a county resident with $30 Green Key Card. $250 for non resident and they have a... More
d s
Can I use the off road fishing permit from Robert Moses and drive on the beach at Smith Point County Park? If so, is there an air compressor station to refill the tires when coming off the sand anywhere nearby?
11 September 2016|
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Response from Traveler316 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know the answer to that. You can probably call the Suffolk County parks department office and they should have an answer for you.