3500 East Ocean Parkway, Bay Shore, New York 11706
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The Captree State Park Boat Basin is located is located On East Ocean Parkway, Babylon. The paved parking lot has four handicapped spaces near the restaurant building.
There are concrete walkways and wooden piers. There is a ramp leading to the fishing pier. There are benches and picnic tables near the water. During this time of COVID the playground is not open. There is a bait shop, snack bar and full service restaurant.
Multi-stall restrooms with a large, handicapped stall, and wheelchair-accessible sinks, but no baby-changing station. The restrooms are located in the same building as the restaurant and snack bar.
- Attraction Type: park
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: very close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: benches near the water
Paths and walkways: concrete walkways, wooden dock and piers
Number of floors: na
Ramps: ramp to fishing pier
Steps and staircases: 4 steps to fishing pier
Width of aisles: adequate space on pier
Places to sit: benches on walkway along dock, picnic tables and benches
Location of restrooms: in restaurant building - separate entrances
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with large handicapped-stall, and wheelchair-accessible sinks
Ease of entry and exit: easy, doors are open
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: snack bar and full service restaurant
Friendliness of staff: friendly and attentive
If you are a fisherman, you may know about the Captree Boat Basin. Even if you aren’t, you should visit this spot for a pleasant walk on the dock or pier, a visit to the playground, a picnic at one of the tables, or a snack, drink or meal at Tiki Joe’s.
We took a stroll on the pier, where we found some people heavily into their fishing, others just soaking up the sun, and some going for a walk and taking in the view, just like us! Some benches can be found along the dock. Some people wore masks, others did not. We made sure to keep our masks on and to keep a safe distance.
We walked the dock and surveyed “the largest fishing fleet on Long Island,” (website) The website describes this area as “a fishing haven and picnickers’ delight.” We looked over the boat information displayed. One can go fishing in the Great South Bay or Atlantic Ocean. One can take a sightseeing excursion or go scuba diving. People were happily coming and going from the boats, making for a somewhat festive atmosphere. If you need one, there is a bait and tackle shop for supplies.
The nearby playground (not open due to COVID) is described on the website as “accessible.” We did see an accessible swing and low equipment.
We had a lovely, relaxing lunch at Tiki Joe’s (see our separate listing for Tiki Joe’s, Captree). This was an interesting, change of pace for us. We will definitely be back!
Multi-stall restrooms with a large, handicapped-stall and wheelchair-accessible sinks, are located in the restaurant building . There is no baby-changing station. Access from the walkway is easy.
As always, we at Destination:Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, http://www.parks.ny.gov">www.parks.ny.gov, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”
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