LONG ISLAND KAYAK TOURS

PADDLING LOCATIONS

LOCATIONS: Bayville, Cold Spring Harbor, East Rockaway, Easthampton, Freeport, Great River, Lindenhurst, Massapequa, Merrick, Northport, Setauket, Shelter Island, Stony Brook, Wantagh, West Babylon

 

NEW LOCATIONS: Alhambra Ave. Beach (Massapequa), Venetian Shores Beach( Lindenhurst), Sea Gull Restaurant (West Babylon)

 

FOR PRIVATE LESSONS - Private lessons can be conducted at any public beach in the area with public access - or from your back yard if you are on the water and it is accessible by kayak

 

DIRECTIONS

 

ALBANY AVE. RAMP, FREEPORT

Meadowbrook Pkwy South to Merrick Rd. West exit – stay in left lane of exit ramp and turn left ( 90 degrees not 45) - go straight until you see ramp on left

 

ALHAMBRA AVE. , MASSEPEQUA

Seaford-Oyster Bay Expwy. ( Rt. 135) SOUTH to last exit (Merrick Rd. East) - Go about 1 mile east until you see Massapequa lake on your left side - then turn RIGHT on Alhambra Ave. - Go to the end of the rd ( about 1/2 mile) - parking lot is on right

 

ASHAROKEN BEACH, NORTHPORT

Sagtikos Pkwy North to 25A West – Go West about 4 miles on 25A to Waterside Dr.(Cow Harbor Inn and Nocello’s Restaurant on the corner)- Make Right an Waterside and go straght to Eaton’s Neck Rd. – Bear Left at fork onto Eaton’s Neck Rd.- Stay on Eaton’s Neck Rd.  – go up hill, past Keyspan plant, past Soccer park, down hill - Immediately past Steer’s Beach on your Left is Asharoken Beach ( large PAVED parking lot ) There is an entrance fee before 5 pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

 

BAY PARK, EAST ROCKAWAY

Southern State Pkwy to Exit 19 South ( Peninsula Blvd) South on Peninsula to Ocean Ave - make Left ( South) on Ocean Ave - Stay on Ocean Ave Southbound - Cross over Sunrise Hwy. - Keep going straight ( south) and follow green signs to Bay Park

 

BEEKMAN'S BEACH, OYSTER BAY

Route 106 North to Oyster Bay north of 25 A - Left on Lexington ( Hess Station on corner) - straight to the end – make Left on Main  St.- make next Right on Larabee - go past railroad tracks  - Left towards The Waterfront Center and Beekmans Beach (big parking lot at the end of road)

 

CARMAN'S RIVER, BROOKHAVEN

Long Island Expressway to Exit 68 - Take William Floyd Pkwy SOUTH to Montauk Hwy., Right ( west) on Montauk Hwy. - GO PAST THE RIVER AND CANOE SHOP by about 1/2 mile and turn LEFT on Old Stump Rd. - Take Old Stump Rd. to the end and make a LEFT on Beaver Dam Rd. - Take Beaver Dam Rd. to the river
               OR

Sunrise Highway East to Exit 57 ( Yaphank Ave. ) SOUTH, Yaphank Ave. becomes Old Stump Rd.- Take Old
Stump Rd. to the end and make a LEFT on Beaver Dam Rd. - Take Beaver Dam Rd. to the river

 

CENTRE ISLAND BEACH, BAYVILLE

Long Island Expy to exit 41 N - Route 106 North to Oyster Bay - Left on Lexington ( Hess Station on corner) - straight until the end and make left onto W. Main St. - Take W. Main St. to fork in road and bear right on to West Shore Rd. - Continue north on West Shore Rd. – cross over bridge into Bayville and make first right onto West Harbor Drive – continue straight until West Harbor Dr. merges with Bayville Ave. – Look for entrance to Centre Island Beach about 200 yds ahead on right

 

COLD SPRING HARBOR BOAT RAMP

Long Island Expy. To exit 44N, Get off at Jericho Tpk East exit, - Go east on Jericho to Woodbury Rd., - Turn Left on Woodbury Rd., - Turn Left on Rt 108 ( Harbor Rd.), - At end of Rt. 108 zig-zag left and right on to Rt 25A East - Look for parking lot on right with sign that says State Boat ramp - (just before village and shops)

Map of the area

For a history of the area click these links:

Laurel Hollow

Tiffany Estate

For pictures of these historic areas, click here

CONNETQUOT RIVER, GREAT RIVER

Southern State Parkway East to exit 45E ( 27A east or Montauk Hwy east) Go to 1st traffic lite and make a right turn ( Great River Rd – Bayard Cutting Arboretum is on the corner) - Go all the way to the end of the rd – You will see a white brick wall and a steel gate and a sign that says Timber Point County Park – Marina and Golf Course – DO NOT GO IN !!!! - Look to your LEFT – you will see a dirt road and a sign that says “park closes at dusk” – take this Dirt road all the way to the River

Look Left.  Go in here.

Stop Here.  Don't go in.

Click here for map to Connetquot River

For a history of the area click these links:

Oakdale

Great River

CONSCIENCE BAY, SETAUKET

Long Island Expy to exit 62N – Nicholls Rd North to the end -Turn Right (east) on 25A - Straight ahead about 1 mile –Go Past Old Town Rd, Then past Gnarled Hollow Rd ( Old Gas Station on corner), Make next Left onto Shore Rd ( Hardware Store on left corner) - Go past Canoe/Kayak Shop about 2-3 blocks to water where road turns right – at curve is a Brookhaven Town Beach ( very small)And a small parking lot on side

 

COECLES HARBOR, SHELTER ISLAND

 

FROM GREENPORT:

Follow sign that says Rt. 114, Shelter Island Ferry

Get off ferry – take Rt. 114 South – 1.5 miles to Manwaring Rd. (George’s IGA on right, “Pottery” sign ahead) - Rt. 114 makes a rt. Turn here – don’t turn rIight , but continue straight on Manwaring Rd. for another .4 miles to end ( St. Marks Rd)

Make Right on St. Marks Rd. and go straight .1 miles to Burns Rd.

Make Left on Burns Rd. and go straight .5 miles to Cartwright Rd.

Make Rt. On Cartwright Rd and go .4 miles to Congdon Rd.

Make Left on Congdon Rd. and go .1 miles to water

 

Fleets Cove
Take Rt 110 North to 25A - Go Approx 2-3 mi East to Centershore Rd. ( on the West side of the Mill Pond) - Go North ( Left) on Centershore Rd to Mill Dam Rd. Go Left on Mill Dam Rd to Fleets Cove Rd. Turn Right onto Fleets Cove Rd and go to the end of Fleets Cove Rd.

 

Forge River, Mastic

L.I.E.  to Exit 68 South
     OR
Sunrise Hwy. to exit 58 South

William Floyd Pkwy to Montauk Hwy. East (left) on Montauk Hwy about 1 mile - Right on Herkimer St.-
becomes Mastic Rd.- bear left at fork on Poospatuck, bear left at next fork on Riviera Dr.- Follow Riviera
along creek until it makes a left turn at the River.
  For Pic of Forge River - Click Here

GEORGICA POND, EASTHAMPTON

Sunrise Hwy (27- also called Main St. or montauk Hwy) East into town of Wainscott - Go 0.3 mi past Wainscott Post Office and park on rt side of Montauk Hwy

Gold Star Beach
Take Rt 110 North to 25A - Go Left 1 Block on 25A to Wall St. Turn Right ( North ) onto Wall Street. Wall Street becomes West Shore Dr.. Continue on West Shore Dr. a few miles until you reach Gold Star Battalion Beach on the Right.

 

Hobart Beach, Huntington

Follow directions to Asharoken Beach - below

Sagtikos Pkwy North to 25A West – Go West about 4 miles on 25A to Waterside Dr.(Cow Harbor Inn and Nocello’s Restaurant on the corner)- Make Right an Waterside and go straght to Eaton’s Neck Rd. – Bear Left at fork onto Eaton’s Neck Rd.- Stay on Eaton’s Neck Rd.  – go up hill, past Keyspan plant, past Soccer park, down hill - Immediately past Steer’s Beach on your Left is Asharoken Beach (large PAVED parking lot)

then continue PAST Asharoken Beach on Eatons Neck Rd.

take Eatons Neck Rd to The End  until you seen signs for Hobart Beach

Turn Rt on Tudor Dr.
Turn Rt. on
Birmingham Dr.
Continue to entrance to Hobart Beach
Go to far end of parking lot

 Click For Map

Island Park (Pershing Place)

Meadowbrook Pkwy to Sunrise Hwy West ( exit M8 W) West on Sunrise Hwy to about 3.5 mi. to Long Beach Rd., Left on Long Beach Rd. going south about 3.9 mi., bear right onto Island Pkwy. Go straight .3 mi. to Pershing Place. Right on Pershing place to end –small parking lot – very limited parking – no parking on Pershing Place.    Click here for a map.

 

LaCasa Cafe, Northport

Sagtikos/Sunken Meadow Pkwy to Rt 25A West ( last exit before State Park), continue on 25A West for about 3 mi. Turn Right (North) on Waterside Ave.( Cow Harbor Inn on corner), Continue on Waterside until the end - parking lot is on the left.

 

LAKE  RONKONKOMA

Lake Ronkonkoma lies just north of the Long Island Expressway and east of Ocean Avenue in Ronkonkoma. To reach the DEC boat launch, take Ocean Avenue north to Rosevale Avenue. Make a right onto Victory Drive. The boat launch entrance, marked with a wooden DEC sign, will appear on your left.

 

LEVY PARK, MERRICK

Meadowbrook Pkwy South to Merrick Rd. East - Make first right into Levy Park

 

MANORHAVEN PARK, PORT WASHINGTON

Long Island Expy. to exit 36, take Searingtown Rd. North past 25A (Northern Blvd.) until it becomes Port Washington Blvd.,Turn Left on Main St., Turn Right on Shore Rd.,Turn Left on Manorhaven Blvd., Beach is on Left.

 

MILBURN RAMP, FREEPORT

Meadowbrook Pkwy South to Merrick Rd. West exit – stay in left lane of exit ramp and bear left on Mill Rd at light ( SHELL Station on corner) Go Straight on Mill Rd. to Third Light - Bear Left on S. Main St. - turn Rt on Atlantic Ave. Go Straight about 1 mile to Millburn Park Ramp ( on Right - on Atlantic Ave) just before bridge going over creek – next to old  Bobby Rubino’s.

 

NISSEQUOGUE RIVER   (Short Beach)

Long Island Expressway to exit 56 ( Route 111 )
Route 111 NORTH past RT 25/25A - bear Left at fork onto Nissequogue River Rd.
Take Nissequogue River Rd. to end,
Make Left ( Horse Race Lane ) to end - Make Left on Short Beach Rd.
Take short Beach Rd to end into park - go to far end of park near river.

Nissequogue State Park – (there is an admission fee during season)

  Sunken Meadow Parkway North to Pulaski Rd. Exit – East  on Pulaski Rd (becomes E. Northport Rd.) – Straight across 25 A – (becomes Old Dock Rd.).  Old Dock Rd. to St. Johnland Rd., Right on St. Johnland Rd. to Park Entrance – Left into park Entrance – take main road straight to circle, turn right at circle to canoe ramp.

 For map click here

 

OSPREY PARK, MASTIC BEACH

Long Island Expwy to exit 68 South, William Floyd Pkwy south past Montauk Hwy, 2.8 miles south to Havenwood Rd., LEFT on Havenwood ( Second LEFT after THE LINKS - becomes Neighborhood Rd.)straight .9 miles to Mastic Rd. ( CO-EDS on the corner),LEFT on Mastic Rd. - go straight 1.4 miles to Wavecrest Dr. ( Garden Cafe on the corner), RIGHT on Wavecrest Dr. and go straight 1.1 miles to STOP SIGN, bear RIGHT onto Grassmere, go .3 miles to the end and bear LEFT onto Shore Dr., go .8 miles straight to Ocean View Dr. and make RIGHT into Park.

 

SCUDDERS BEACH, NORTHPORT

Rt 25A to Woodbine Ave.(East of Park Ave and vanderbilt planetarium ,West of Sagtikos Pkwy and Vernon Valley Rd.) - North on Woodbine - left on Beach Ave- Look for signs that say Scudder Beach

 

SEA GULL RESTAURANT, WEST BABYLON

Southern State Pkwy. to exit 33 South, go past Sunrise Hwy. and bear right at Great East Neck Rd. - go past Montauk Hwy. about 1/2 mile - Restaurant is on the LEFT

STEERS BEACH, NORTHPORT

Long Island Expy to exit 52 North ( COMMACK RD)

Commack Rd. north to Rt. 25 ( Jericho Tpk)

Left (West) on Jericho Tpk to Larkfield Rd.

Right (NORTH) on Larkfield Rd

from Jericho Tpk and Larkfield Rd. -

North on Larkfield Rd. past Pulaski Rd-

bear right at fork - becomes Vernon Valley Rd.

continue north past 25A - it becomes Waterside Rd.

continue north on Waterside Rd.- make left on Eaton's Neck Rd.

continue on Eaton's Neck Rd. down the hill to the beach (unpaved parking lot on left )

 

STONY BROOK HARBOR, STONY BROOK

Nichols Rd. (exit 62 N From L.I.E.,  or N from Sunrise Hwy) North to the end.

Make LEFT on 25A ( North Country Rd.),  go to fork in rd and make RIGHT onto

Main St.   Continue North on Main St. to small traffic circle and bear LEFT (north) to

Shore Rd.   Make immediate left into Brookhaven Town parking lot ( free) opposite

The Three Village Inn.  Park near water.

 

Sunswych Lane, Westhampton Beach

Take Sunrise Highway (Route 27) exit #63S/WESTHAMPTON BEACH onto OLD RIVERHEAD RD(CR-31) 

Go 3.3 mi - Turn Left on MONTAUK HWY(CR-80) 

Go 0.30 mi - Turn Right on BEACH RD 

Go 0.81 mi - Turn Left on MAIN ST 

Go 0.20 mi - Turn Right on SEAFIELD LN 

Go 0.40 mi - Turn Left on SUNSWYCK LN - go to end


Tully Park Pool, New Hyde Park

SOUTHERN  to WANTAGH PARKWAY NORTH  

WANTAGH PKY N go 8.3 mi

Take exit #31A/ onto GLEN COVE NORTH go 0.7 mi

Turn LEFT on RT-25 go 3.2 mi

Turn RIGHT on DENTON AVE. go 0.5 mi

Turn LEFT on EVERGREEN AVE go < 0.2 mi 24.7 mi

Arrive at 1801 EVERGREEN AVE, NEW HYDE PARK, on the RIGHT  

OR

LONG IS EXPWY 

Take exit #34/NEW HYDE PARK RD 

South on New Hyde Park Rd to Hillside Ave

LEFT (East) on Hillside Ave to Denton Ave

RIGHT (South) on Denton Ave to Evergreen Ave.

LEFT on Evergreen Ave.

Arrive at 1801 EVERGREEN AVE, NEW HYDE PARK

 Click here for map

VENETIAN SHORES BEACH, LINDENHURST

Southern State Pkwy to exit 35 ( Wellwood Ave.) South to Montauk Hwy. - Left on Montauk Hwy. for about 7 blocks - Turn Right on Granada Pkwy - go straight to the end

VIOLET COVE, MASTIC BEACH

Long Island Expwy to exit 68 South, William Floyd Pkwy south past Montauk Hwy, 2.8 miles south to Havenwood Rd., LEFT on Havenwood ( Second LEFT after THE LINKS - becomes Neighborhood Rd.)straight .9 miles to Cranberry Dr. ( CO-EDS on the corner),RIGHT on Cranberry Dr., straight 1.1miles to Violet Dr., Right on Violet to end

 

WANTAGH PARK, WANTAGH

Southern State Pkwy to Wantagh Ave South exit ( exit 28S) - Wantagh Ave south to the end ( Merrick Rd.) - Rt on Merrick Rd under overpass and immediate left turn to Park Entrance

 

West Neck Beach, Huntington

Rt. 110 North to 25A- Left (west) on 25A for 4 blocks to West Neck Rd – Rt. on West Neck Rd. 3miles to West Neck Beach on left