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 !!