2020 Summer Season is Over

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 […]

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September 27, 2020

Did you know…?

Even now, during the COVID19, parking isn’t too difficult at Smith Point Beach. Before the parking lot was constructed, beach-goers would park along the roundabout at Smith Point, or Shirley Ocean Beach as it was known back then. [Photo courtesy Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library] Also, please maintain personal and social distancing… Wear a mask in community […]

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August 17, 2020

Dead Whale Washed up at Smith Point

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 […]

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July 18, 2020

Ceremony for TWA Flight 800 victims canceled

Family and friends of those aboard have gathered on shore line of Smith Point Beach in Shirley on the east end of Fire Island to remember those lost during the TWA Flight 800 for the past 23 years. The annual ceremony this year, however, due to the COIVD19 pandemic originally scheduled for Friday, was canceled.

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July 17, 2020

Stay Safe Suffolk County

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 […]

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May 22, 2020

Update From Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on New York’s reopening plan

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 […]

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May 16, 2020

Smith Point and Cupsogue to open Friday before the Memorial Day Weekend.

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 […]

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May 15, 2020

Salute Long Island Flyover

Here is the new expanded 106th Rescue Wing “Salute Long Island Flyover” path starting at 12:00 PM from F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base on Friday May 15th. This gesture, from the men and women of your New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing, is intended to salute everyone working hard in this fight […]

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May 13, 2020

Blue Angels and Thunderbirds fly over NYC and Long Island

A formation of six F-16C/D Fighting Falcons and six F-18C/D Hornet jet aircrafts will fly south along the Hudson River and over parts of New Jersey before turning east toward Manhattan and Brooklyn, according to a flight path released Monday.  The jets will cross over Queens at about 12:20 p.m., travel through central Nassau, before heading into Suffolk over Bay Shore at […]

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April 27, 2020