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Public Access to New York's Marine Waters

Trying to find a good spot to launch your boat? Want to go fishing on the beach? Here is a list of points of contact where you can obtain information about boat ramps, fishing piers, some public beaches for fishing and places where you can generally enjoy our marine environment.

DEC Marine Fishing Access
Beach fishing, boat launching, general access information

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Beach fishing

  • Morton National Wildlife Refuge, Sag Harbor: (631) 725-2270
  • Target Rock NWR, Lloyd Neck: (631) 271-2409
  • Werthein NWR, Shirley: (631) 286-0485

National Park Service
Beach fishing, boat launching, fishing piers

  • Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue: (631) 289-4810
  • Gateway National Recreation Area: (718) 354-4606

New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Beach fishing, boat launching, fishing piers, 4-wheel-drive beach permits

  • Long Island Region: (631) 669-1000
  • Captree State Park, Babylon: (631) 669-0449
  • Caumsett State Park, Lloyd Neck: (631) 423-1770
  • Heckscher State Park, East Islip: (631) 581-2100
  • Hither Hills State Park, Montauk: (631) 668-2461
  • Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh: (516) 785-1600
  • Montauk State Park, Montauk: (631) 668-2461
  • Orient Beach State Park, Orient Point: (631)323-2440
  • Robert Moses State Park, Babylon: (631) 669-0449
  • Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park: (631) 269-4333
  • Wildwood State Park, Wading River: (631) 929-4314

Suffolk County Parks, Recreation and Conservation
Beach fishing, small boat launching, 4-wheel-drive beach permits

  • General Information: (631) 854-4949
  • Cedar Point County Park, Sag Harbor: (631) 852-7620
  • Cupsogue Beach County Park, Westhampton Beach: (631) 852-8111
  • Indian Island County Park, Riverhead: (631) 852-3232
  • Montauk County Park, Montauk: (631) 852-7878
  • Shinnecock East County Park, Southampton: (631) 852-8899
  • Shinnecock West County Park, Hampton Bays: (631) 852-8288
  • Smith Point County Park, Shirley: (631) 852-1313

Suffolk Towns:

Town of East Hampton
Beach fishing, small boat launching, 4-wheel-drive beach permits

  • Bay Constable: (631) 329-3078

Town of Southampton
Beach, pier fishing, small boat launching, 4-wheel-drive beach permits

  • Parks and Recreation: (631) 283-6011
  • Town Trustees: (631) 287-5717

Town of Shelter Island
Beach fishing, boat launching

  • Town Clerk: (631) 749-1166

Town of Southold
Beach fishing, boat launching

  • Recreation Department: (631) 765-5182
  • Town Clerk: (631) 765-1801

Town of Riverhead
Beach fishing, boat launching, 4-wheel-drive beach permits

  • Recreation Department: (631) 727-5744

Town of Brookhaven
Beach, pier fishing, boat launching

  • Parks, Recreation and Human Resources: (631) 451-6100

Town of Smithtown
Beach fishing, boat launching

  • Parks and Beaches: (631) 269-1122

Town of Islip
Boat launching

  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs: (631) 224-5648

Town of Huntington
Beach fishing, boat launching

  • Parks and Recreation: (631) 351-3089

Town of Babylon
Beach fishing, boat launching

  • Parks and Recreation: (631) 893-2100

Nassau County Recreation and Parks
Beach fishing, boat launching

  • General Information: (516) 572-0200
  • Bay Park, East Rockaway: (516) 593-5855
  • Inwood Park, Inwood: (516) 571-7894
  • Wantagh Park, Wantagh: (516) 785-7777

Nassau Towns:

Town of Oyster Bay
Beach fishing, boat launching

  • Harry Tappen Beach Boat Basin, Glenwood Landing: (516) 671-0484
  • Theodore Roosevelt Beach and Marina, Oyster Bay: (516) 922-5812
  • Tobay Beach and Boat Basin, Jones Island: (516) 679-0720
  • John J. Burns Park, Massapequa: (516) 797-5010

Town of North Hempstead
Beach fishing, boat launching

  • Parks and Recreation: (516) 327-3100
  • Bar Beach Park, Port Washington: (516) 767-4625
  • Manorhaven Beach Park, Port Washington: (516) 767-4618

Town of Hempstead
Beach fishing, boat launching

  • Parks and Recreation: (516) 292-9000
  • Conservation and Waterways: (516) 431-9200

Village of Babylon (631) 669-1500
Boat ramp

Village of Bellport (631) 286-0327
Boat ramp

Village of Freeport (516) 377-2314
Boat ramp

Village of Mamaroneck (914) 698-3142
Boat ramp

Village of Quogue (631) 653-4498
Boat ramp

Village of Westhampton Beach (631) 288-1654
Boat ramp

Village of Sag Harbor (631) 725-2368
Boat ramp


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