More Park Facilities Reopen During May 2013
Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas open May 10. Limited ferry service from Sayville to Sailors Haven resumes May 13 and ferries from Patchogue to Watch Hill start on May 18. Remaining park facilities to reopen by May 25, 2013. More »
For Your Safety: Use Caution In and Around the Water
You may swim at most other locations, but be advised that swimming is at your own risk, and you should be respectful of other people's recreational rights. We strongly recommend that you always swim at a guarded beach, where properly trained lifeguards also watch for rip currents, lateral currents, large storm surf, undertow and other hazards in the water. You should never swim alone.
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You should be cautious when swimming at dawn or dusk and at night.
Wading or Walking
Lifeguards clean the guarded beach on a daily basis during the summer, but debris may wash up or become uncovered during the night.
For your own safety and that of others, follow all boating regulations. Remember that no wake is allowed in the marinas.
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National Weather Service: Lightning Safety for Kids
Did You Know?
You can walk to the Fire Island Lighthouse from the Field 5 parking lot at Robert Moses State Park. The lighthouse is open year-round, weather permitting. More...