There's always a friendly face to welcome you to Smith Point County Park (County Park 46, Shirley). Smith Point offers campgrounds with tent, trailer, and full hookup sights. Some campers enjoy bay views from their spots and even bring their own jet-skis to ride in the water. A small shack called The Wave Too sells ice, snacks, beverages, and camping needs.
On the other side of the traffic circle closer to the entrance is the main beach, where attentive lifeguards are on duty and swimmers can enjoy the clear, refreshing water and big waves. The conditions are great for fishing, surfing, and body boarding in designated areas. Sand volleyball courts near the entrance are open for play except when youth league matches are going on.Photo Credit: Newsday photo / Nina Ruggiero
County park, County beach
Parking fee daily May 26-Sept. 3: $9 residents with the Suffolk County Green Key card; seniors free weekdays, $9 weekends with Green Key card; $18 nonresidents
There's always a friendly face to welcome you to Smith Point County Park. That face just doesn't always belong to a human. Approaching the park on a sunny morning, I was greeted by a pack of deer grazing on grass and watching curiously as cars filled with eager beach-goers drove by.
5-mile protected beach
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. May 26-Sept. 3
222 campground sites, 75 outter beach. Tents, trailers, full hook-up.Website Add an event Correct this listing