Long Island, NY - Beach/Break Accessibility

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by greendream, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. greendream

    greendream Member

    Dec 25, 2011
    With the exception of boat access, what current beaches/breaks (east to west) are accessible for non-residents? It is great to see water quality coverage, but more importantly, many of these beaches are not acessible at the moment. Relevant feedback from those who have been out would be great, even though all input is welcomed! Time to lift our spirits with the approaching swell...

  2. morg5862

    morg5862 Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Well Drew, I dated you, I guess I can do anything.

  3. forman

    forman Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2012
    Robert Moses state park is still closed.
  4. greendream

    greendream Member

    Dec 25, 2011
    The beaches are always being closed because of waste spills, right? And surfers are territorial. They stick mostly to certain breaks. If we canget some hair samples, and get a match to a certain beach, we'd knowwhich break the Ex-Presidents surf.
  5. Yewnorksurfsux

    Yewnorksurfsux Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2009
    I swim but I wish I never learned

    The water's too polluted with germs
  6. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012

    Dive deep when it's ten feet over head
  7. Nektonic

    Nektonic Member

    Nov 14, 2012
    I heard from my friend who was down in Long Beach yesterady that people were back in the water. It seems that there is limited access in Long Beach. Going down to catch low this afternoon. Just hope the only thing I see floating in the water is my buddy.
  8. Alloutsurf

    Alloutsurf Member

    Oct 29, 2012
  9. jasorod

    jasorod Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2012
    Curious, I don't see anyone in the water on the surf-cams out in Southampton or Montauk even though it looks like there is an ok swell filling in that's fairly clean (at least by my standards). Is that because of limited beach access and/or water quality issues, or are the cams just facing really poor surf-spots that nobody goes to anyways? I'm going to be up in LI for Thanksgiving, and the swell report looks really good for Thursday, Nov 23rd right now, but I don't want to be out in head-high+ swells completely alone in a break I'm unfamiliar with ...
  10. Alloutsurf

    Alloutsurf Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    I actually saw a guy on the gilgo surf cam a couple days ago but i believe ocean pkwy is open now. As for out east i never really see people surfing on the cams or maybe the break is better in a different spot now because of Sandy but there is defiantly people out surfing. Im surfing at smiths point Wednesday.
  11. OldSoul

    OldSoul Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    As far as yesterday (11/16) I know for a fact that Ocean Parkway westbound is only open up to cedar beach, there is a check point after that where only local residents can pass. In addition, Cedar beach is closed. So you cant even park there and walk over to gilgo... Robert Moses is also closed, can get over the second bridge. I was there, wasted the gas trying to surf so save yours lol.

    Smiths point is open and I surfed there the past 2 days, it is mostly shore break with a few outer bars barely working, maybe with a bigger swell it will be nicer.
  12. littlerhody

    littlerhody Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    huh. being alone or with a few people is ideal. what are you talking about. some nice waves here today. It aint gonna be that big. head high thats about it. relax youll be ok

  13. Alloutsurf

    Alloutsurf Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    Thanks for the info was there a lot of people at smiths, and does the water still smell like a cesspool?
  14. bberno

    bberno Member

    Jul 20, 2012
    Surfed by my house in Lido a couple days ago. Since I walk to the beach I dont have the access problem, however the parking lots that are Nickerson Beach and Lido West are both currently (temporary) garbage dumps.
    Water quality seemed fine, but the beach is full of debris. No underwater surprises thus far.
  15. MNT

    MNT Member

    Aug 11, 2010
    Any one surf at jones beach recently? Was thinking of going there tomorrow am... Park website says it opened a few days ago. Any one have first hand info?
  16. beachkat

    beachkat Well-Known Member

    Oct 16, 2009
    we don't know the water quality at all.
  17. pmak631

    pmak631 New Member

    Nov 8, 2012
    I am going to be out East on Saturday. I was wondering the same thing. Has anyone been in the water around Westhampton Beach?
  18. latedrop

    latedrop Well-Known Member

    Aug 2, 2008
    Anyone know if beach access is back to normal for Lido/Long Beach?

    And is the Smiths Point bridge reopened?
  19. bberno

    bberno Member

    Jul 20, 2012
    Considering the fact that the Lido west parking lot is a garbage dump, id say things are very much not normal. however, theres nothing stopping you from driving into long beach, going under the broken boardwalk, and getting in the water. its just super eerie
  20. JLEVY13

    JLEVY13 Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    You can park at Monroe or Franklin in LB. There were a bunch of people in the water on Sunday