What’s a rip current?

You might have heard them referred to as “undertow” or “rip tides”, but these ocean phenomena are actually rip currents. Source: www.oceanservice.noaa.gov

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July 21, 2021

Smith Point Outer Beach closed to vehicles due to unfledged piping plover chicks

Smith Point Outer Beach is closed to all vehicles until further notice due to the presence of unfledged piping plover chicks, the Suffolk County Parks Department announced Wednesday. The closure is required by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, officials said. Piping plovers are considered a threatened species under federal guidelines. They are considered endangered in […]

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July 15, 2021

Plane Makes Emergency Landing On LI Beach

A plane made an emergency landing at Smith Point County on Sunday. (Courtesy Suffolk County Parks Police Sgt. Jeff Campo.) Lisa Finn, Patch StaffPosted Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 10:47 pm ET|Updated Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 9:58 am ET SHIRLEY, NY — A pilot made an emergency landing on the beach at Smith Point County Park on Sunday. The plane, […]

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June 6, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to everyone aged 12 and older. According to medical researchers, vaccination will help protect you, your family and your community from the virus that causes COVID-19. By getting vaccinated, you can end the damage to our economy, prevent more illnesses and deaths, and eliminate COVID-19. For more information, please click […]

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June 1, 2021

Winter Storm Warning for Smith Point

National Weather Service -Winter Storm warning into effect from Tonight (1/31/21) through Tuesday AM -Heavy Snow expected, up to 16″ -1″-3″ snowfall expected throughout Monday AM -Near Blizzard conditions -Smaller snowfall totals further East, Westhampton Beach –Read more…

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January 31, 2021

High-impact nor’easter approaching Smith Point

Here it comes… Winter Storm Gail will intensify into a high-impact nor’easter for parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast beginning Wednesday, where it appears it will bring heavy snow, strong winds and some coastal flooding to Smith Point and Cupsogue beaches.

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December 15, 2020

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

Tropical Storm Isaias closes Smith Point, Cupsogue and Meschutt.

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 […]

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August 4, 2020