Due to its unique geography, the North Fork is completely surrounded by water, providing nearly endless Long Island beaches to visit, historic lighthouses to view, and parks and trails to explore.
So much of the attraction for Long Island’s North Fork is the different pace of life here: farms and vineyards, small, historic villages, quaint roadside attractions and everywhere: nature. Miles of unspoiled beaches along Long Island Sound. We’ve assembled a short list of just a few Long Island beaches in the North Fork area.
North Fork Long Island Beaches
Southold Long Island Beaches
Triangle Park – north side of Route 25, just west of Willow Hill Cemetery
Southold’s War Memorial for World War II, Korea, and Vietnam is here. Great for picnicking and stretching your legs.
Emerson Park – the end of South Harbor Road
Public park with picnic area, sandy beaches, and a beautiful view of Peconic Bay.
Founders Landing – the end of Hobart Road
Picnic tables, swings, restroom facilities and a roped-off swimming area with a lifeguard is on duty from July 1st through Labor Day – all overlooking Southold Bay.
Horton’s Point Lighthouse Park – the end of Lighthouse Road
Hosting a magnificent view of the Long Island Sound, this historic park was selected in 1797 by George Washington as the site for a lighthouse for ships sailing from Boston to New York. The park is also home to the Southold Historical Society museum.
Mattituck Long Island Beaches
Breakwater Park – west side of Mattituck Inlet
Beachfront with a parking area and restrooms.
Bailie’s Beach Park – east side of Mattituck Inlet
Beachfront with a Boy Scout cabin in the upland area.
Cutchogue-New Suffolk Long Island Beaches
Nassau Point Beach – Nassau Point
Considerable acreage and beach front on Little Peconic Bay, with wetlands on the west into Broadwater Cove. Park includes play equipment, barbecue grill, picnic tables, benches, basketball court, roped off bathing area, bathroom facilities, handicapped access, and lifeguards on duty during the summer.
Pequash Avenue Beach – Pequash Avenue
Park and beach with playground equipment, park benches, picnic tables, barbecue grills, a basketball court, restroom, a roped off swimming area, lifeguard on duty.
Orient-East Marion Long Island Beaches
Truman’s Beach – on Route 25 in Orient
A quiet, community beach with no services or facilities provided.
Many of the Long Island beaches and parks on the north Fork require permits for parking or use of facilities. Usually an attendant will be on hand to not only check but also issue said permits, if required.
North Fork Long Island Lodging
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