Information about NYS 4x4 fishing
I enjoy surfcast fishing at Sore Thumb and Democrat Point here on the South Shore beach by West Islip

Here is some information you will need if you wish to go.

You need a NYS 4x4 Beach access permit
https://parks.ny.gov/regions/attachments/2017DashboardPermitGuide.pdf

https://parks.ny.gov/parks/7/details.aspx

A Recreational Fishing license   http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/54950.html


Sore Thumb
Democrat Point
Permits can be purchased at: Robert Moses State Park, Belmont Lake State Park, & Montauk Downs (golf course).
Dates Of Sale: January 2, to March 31 and then
Tues. After Labor Day to Dec. 31

The NYS permit allows access to the following outer beaches: Gilgo *(Currently closed due to erosion), Cedar (Sore Thumb area), Robert Moses (Democrat Point), Napeague, Hither Hills, and Montauk Point.



You must have fishing pole and tackle, Recreational Fishing Permit,  shovel, tow chain or rope, a working jack with support board, tire gauge and approved tires, appropriate spare tire , Porta Potty and a trash bag.
You do not need the  equipment when applying for the permit, but they will revoke this permit if you are caught on the beach without it!
Park Rangers do spot checks.
I'd also suggest a Flashlight, Air Compressor, First Aid Kit and a Fire Extinguisher.
I also use Automatic Tire Deflators for airing down.  I usually air down to about 20 PSI.


These are Carry in Carry out parks.   Nothing enrages me more than to see trash bags tied to the snow fences, and trash on the beach....
There is no trash collection, Bring your trash home !!
My Checklist


Air Pressure Gauge - min. 5psi
Air Pump (recommended not required )
Air hose with adapters
Jack
Jack Board
Lug Wrench (recommended not required )
Shovel
Tow Rope or Chain
Flashlight (recommended not required )
Fire extinguisher
First Aid Kit
Plastic Pail
Spare Tire
Garbage Bags
Porta-Potty
Fishing Poles
Tackle Box
License
Deflators