Shelter Island Town Volunteer Park 192 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Is Ht, NY11965 Shelter Island Town Volunteer Park is a small local park located in Shelter Island Heights by the water. Residents may…More enjoy the water, survey local wildlife and walk the grounds.
Orient Point County Park 41425 Main Rd, Orient, NY11957 This park features well-groomed nature trails alongside the Long Island Sound near the tip of Orient Point. There's…More plenty of wildlife to see at the park, including rabbits and songbirds. Anglers can fish at the park too.
Inlet Pond County Park 65275 Route 48, Greenport, NY11944 This 55-acre nature preserve in Greenport has 1.6 miles of groomed trails leading to Inlet Park and the Long Island…More Sound. The trail head is located near the North Fork Audubon Society, which hosts nature tours at the park.
Locally known as Gull Pond Beach, this spacious beach, park and marine access site at the end of Manhanset Avenue in…More Greenport features clear views of Shelter Island and its harbor. A large parking area and boat ramp make for easy access to the water. The beach has a playground, and lifeguards are on duty during the summer.</p>
Horton's Point Lighthouse Park 3575 Lighthouse Rd, Southold, NY11971 George Washington ordered the construction of this lighthouse in 1797 to guide ships sailing from Boston to New York…More City. Now, the lighthouse-turned-museum and park at the end of Lighthouse Rd. is frequented by locals and visitors seeking a glimpe into maritime history as well as a fantastic view of Long Island Sound atop a rocky bluff. Southold Park District maintains the park and Southold Historical Society runs the museum. The grounds can be used for picnics and small wedding ceremonies.
Bailie Beach Park 2205 Bailie Beach Road, Mattituck, NY11952 This quiet beach at the end of Bailie Beach Road features grand views of the Long Island Sound and Mattituck Inlet…More — views enhanced by fiery sunsets on warm summer evenings. Maintained by the Mattituck Park District staff, Bailie Beach Lodge is tucked away in the grassy dunes and is often used by Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops. The lodge, which houses a large commercial kitchen, is also available to rent from the park district for private functions.
Breakwater Beach and Park 5155 Breakwater Rd, Mattituck, NY11952 Located on a sandy expanse of beach west of the Mattituck Inlet jetty — a heavily-used federal channel —…More Breakwater Beach on the Long Island Sound is frequented by fishermen, families and beach volleyball players during the summer. Endangered piping plovers are protected in a large roped-off section of the beach during their nesting season. Dramatic sunsets over the sound can be witnessed year-round at Breakwater Beach.
Goldsmith Inlet beach is known for its fiery sunsets and fantastic fishing from the rocks of its jetty on the Long…More Island Sound. Nature lovers and birdwatchers are drawn to a county-owned wooded area just south of the inlet — 35 acres featuring a trail through tidal wetlands and mature woodland. Due to a proliferation of sand blocking the tidal flow from the Sound into Goldsmith Pond, the health of the small inlet and pond has become a contentious issue amongst locals in recent years.</p>
Southold Town Beach Route 48, Southold, NY11971 The breathtaking view of the Long Island Sound and accessibility of this beach from Route 48 in Southold make Town Beach…More one of the more popular spots to soak up the sun in the summertime. The park features 960 feet of Sound-front beach, a sandy playground area, a picnic pavillion and a wooden swing. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer.
Truman's Beach Route 25, Orient, NY11957 Truman's Beach on the Long Island Sound and 55 acres of tidal wetlands across the street from it are the only two…More properies owned and maintained by the Orient-East Marion Park District. The pebbly shoreline is enjoyed by sunbathers, hikers and runners. A state-owned marine-access site is located just west of Truman's Beach.