And we are off… and just like that 2020 “COVID19-season” is over. Please be safe, be smart and remember … always swim near a lifeguard! Beach Safety Tips1.Swim only in guarded area.2.Do not dive into shallow water.3.No ball playing or Frisbees on shore line.4.Never swim alone.5.Children should always swim with adult supervision.6.Check with lifeguards on […]Read More 2020 Summer Season is Over
Due to Tropical Storm Isaias Suffolk County Beaches, Smith Point, Cupsogue and Meschutt, will be closed at 11 AM today, 8/4/20. Isaias was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm overnight. Isaias is still expected to deliver wind gusts of up to 70 mph to Long Island. The National Weather Service in New York […]Read More Tropical Storm Isaias closes Smith Point, Cupsogue and Meschutt.
On July 18th, the Smith Point Lifeguards responded to a deceased whale drifting approximately .75 miles off the main tower. The animal was already deceased once lifeguards arrived on scene. It should be noted that dead whales floating in the Ocean attract other marine life that may feed on it. It would be foolish, irresponsible […]Read More Dead Whale Washed up at Smith Point
Lifeguards, all wearing face covers, get their assignments at Smith Point County Beach in Shirley on Sunday. Credit: James CarboneRead More Coronavirus on Long Island: Live updates
Smith Point and Cupsogue Open – Lifeguards 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Smith Point and Cupsogue open to Suffolk County Residents Only – Please have your Green Key or Driver’s License ready upon entry to the toll booth Meschutt Beach and Parking Lot Closed Outer Beaches Open with 2020 Outer Beach Permit Click Here for Outer […]Read More Stay Safe Suffolk County
I write to update you on the COVID-19 pandemic and share some news on the state’s reopening process. Starting today, five regions of New York — Mohawk Valley, Central New York, Southern Tier, the North Country and the Finger Lakes — begin Phase One of reopening. Every business is required to develop a written plan […]Read More Update From Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on New York’s reopening plan
Photo credit Nicole Pikulik: Pictured is Jake Kolar during run-swim-run at East Hampton Tournament Governor Cuomo announced Friday that state and local beaches statewide will be able to reopen the Friday before Memorial Day, with a 50%-capacity rule and other measures in place to avoid a resurgence of the virus. Counties and municipalities can opt […]Read More Smith Point and Cupsogue to open Friday before the Memorial Day Weekend.
Credit: Good Samaritan HospitalRead More Are You Wearing Your Mask Correctly???
Our 2020 Smith Point Lifeguard training course for Smith Point, Cupsogue, and Meschutt starts on Saturday 3/14/2020 from 1pm-4pm at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood. Please arrive 15 minutes early to process your paperwork. Candidates will need to bring : ID with their date of birth on it, plus swimming and running attire. There will […]Read More Smith Point Lifeguard Training Dates Announced