Southold Town Beaches
Some of the most beautiful beaches on Long Island are Southold Town Beaches. The beauty of North Fork farmland alongside pristine beaches creates a unique experience during each season. The North Fork is perfect for lovers of marine communities. The Long Island Sound offers crystal clear waters with crashing waves, beach bluffs facing Connecticut along with gorgeous sunsets. While the Peconic Bay provides a calm surf, soft sand, and views of Shelter Island and the South Fork. Go for a hike along the rocky shore of a Greenport sound beach or enjoy kayaking on the bay in Southold, there are endless options, year round, for all lovers of marine life.
1. Orient Point County Park
41425 Route 25
The 48-acre park at the tip of Southold Town has a mile-long beach and ½ mile hiking trail. Bird watching, surf-casting and great views of Long Island Sound. Parking is located on the North Side of Route 25.
2. Orient Beach State Park
40000 Route 25
45,000 feet of frontage on Gardiner’s Bay and a rare maritime forest with red cedar, blackjack oak trees, and prickly-pear cactus. Visitors can swim, picnic, play ball, go hiking or biking, or walk a nature trail.
3. Truman Beach
Long, rocky beach with North Shore views of Connecticut from a distance. Great views to watch the sunrise or set. No lifeguards or restrooms available.
4. Dam Pond Maritime Reserve
11855 Route 25
The 36-acre parcel, the preserve encompasses a small, protected bay, maritime shrubland, grasslands, tidal flats, saltwater marshes and mature woodlands. The trail is 1.2 miles long.
5. North Fork Audubon Society/Inlet Pond County Park
65275 Route 48
A 55-acre park with 1.6 miles of trails leading to Inlet Pond and Long Island Sound. The North Fork Audubon has a visitor’s center and offers nature programs.
6. Norman Klipp Park Beach/Gull Pond
Overlooking the Bay, explore the waters through snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, and canoeing. Small fishing pier, restrooms and picnic area with grills, benches and a playground for children.
7. Fifth Street Beach And Park
A small beach overlooking the Peconic Bay. Very popular with families because of the calm water, a playground area, and a grassy picnic area.
Closest beach to the hotel but tends to be very crowded.
8. Arshamomaque Preserve
1105 Chapel Ln
120-acre preserve with 1.3 miles of nature trails that wander through mature woodlands, freshwater wetlands, and open fields.
9. Southold Town Beach
53005 Route 48
Overlooking Long Island Sound, this is one of the most popular beaches in Southold Town. Great views of the water, incredible sunrises, and sunsets, covered pavilion overlooking the water, swing set, and a lifeguard on duty.
10. Arshamomaque Pond Preserve
63445 Route 25
54-acre wooded preserve with several trails through the mature woodlands, by vernal ponds and along the saltwater wetlands of Arshamomaque Pond.
11. McCabe’s Beach
North Sea Dr
Overlooking Long Island Sound, with a lifeguard on duty, and a roped-off swimming area, picnic area, and restrooms. Great location for water activities including fishing and kayaking or canoeing.
12. Kenney’s Beach
Overlooking Long Island Sound, wide sandy beach with a lifeguard on duty and public restrooms. Great place to relax for the day and watch the sunset.
13. Founders Landing Park Beach
53005 Route 48
Overlooking Southold Bay with picnic tables, grills, swings and playground equipment, bathrooms and lifeguard on duty, with a roped off swimming area.
Do not park in the parking lot; Permit is for street parking only.
14. Goose Creek Beach
North Bayview Rd
Overlooking Southold Bay, great for kayaking and canoeing. Lifeguard on duty, restrooms, picnic tables, grills and a playground.
15. Cedar Beach County Park
3690 Cedar Beach Rd
A 68-acre park with over 2,800 feet on Shelter Island Sound. The park provides the visitor with great views of the mudflats, sandbars, and the saltwater marshes of Cedar Beach Harbor.
16. Goldsmith Inlet Country Park & Beach
1585 Soundview Ave
The 35-acre parcel, with ½ mile trail leading to the 1,500 foot stretch of Long Island Sound. Mature woodlands, tidal wetlands, and Goldsmith Inlet Pond. The beach is adjacent to the inlet and pond, ideal for boogie-boarding, kayaking, and canoeing.
17. Nassau Point Beach
Causeway beach on the Peconic Bay with a basketball court, playground, picnic area with grills and benches. Restroom facilities available, roped off swimming area, a lifeguard on duty.
18. Pequash Avenue Beach
Park and beach with swings, slides, playground equipment, benches, picnic tables, grills, and a basketball court. Restrooms available and a lifeguard on duty with roped off swimming area.
19. Downs Farm Preserve
23800 Route 25
A 51-acre wooded parcel that is the site of Ft. Corchaug, a Native American fort, listed on the National Park Register of Historic Places. Miles of trails, farmland and the tidal wetland of Downs Creek.
20. New Suffolk Beach
Lining 200 feet of Peconic Bay. Participate in fishing, jet and water skiing, motor boating, sailing, canoeing, and kayaking. A picnic area is equipped with grills and a lifeguard is on duty.
21. Mattituck Breakwater Beach
Frequented by fisherman, families and beach volleyball lovers. Large roped off swimming section, playground area, and picnic tables. Lifeguard on duty and restrooms available.
22. Mill Road Preserve
1900 West Mill Road
The 25-acre parcel, staring off by winding through 8 acres of grasslands/shrublands, then into 17-acres of mature woodlands.
23. Veterans Memorial Park
11020 Peconic Bay Blvd
Peconic Bayfront park with pavilions buildings, picnic area, playground, bocce ball, and shuffleboard courts. Lifeguard on duty.
24. Laurel Lake Preserve
5142 Route 25
495-acres of persevered land. The existing nature trail is 2.1 miles long, is marked with green arrows and wanders through mature woodlands, grasslands, and shrublands, by vernal ponds, freshwater swamps, and overlooks Laurel Lake.