1 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY 11867

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(631) 852-1313

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Smith Point County Park


Smith Point County Park is located at 1 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY.
There is an entire area (at least 24 spaces) of  accessible parking close to the beach and boardwalk.
There is a mobi mat near the accessible parking.
A beach wheelchair is available to borrow at the First Aid Station.
Tiki Joe's is the place for food. There are picnic tables and benches out front.
There is a playground (non accessible) and the TWA Flight 800 Memorial.
If you walk to the west you will find  the Wilderness Visitor Center for the Fire Island National Seashore.
Multi-stall restrooms, with a large accessible stall and wheelchair accessible sink are located near Tiki Joe's.


    Attraction Type:  park, kid-friendly, beach
    Number of accessible spaces:  *
    Location of accessible spaces:  *
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  depends on where you have to park
    Transportation to venue offered:  na
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  two benches in the parking lot near the tunnel
    Paths and walkways:  wood, concrete
    Location of accessible entrance:  all open
    Doors:  none - this is a beach
    Number of floors:  na
    Elevators:  na
    Ramps:  to get to several sections of beach
    Steps and staircases:  at some beach entrances
    Width of aisles:  ample space throughout
    Places to sit:  benches on boardwalk, picnic tables and benches near Tiki Joe's
    Location of restrooms:  in building near First Aid station
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, with large, accessible stall and accessible sink
    Ease of entry and exit:  easy, doors are open
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Available food services:  Tiki Joe's
    Friendliness of staff:  friendly and helpful
    Notes:  * there is an accessible parking area very close to the boardwalk and beach * if you cannot find parking here, you can drop passengers off and park in huge, main lot

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If you like white sands, and the rolling Atlantic surf, Smith Point County Park is a great choice.  This is the largest Suffolk County Park and one of the loveliest. “Their nationally recognized team of lifeguards make Smith Point their home base, providing ocean visitors with an extra special safety factor.” (website) 

You do not have to be a Suffolk County resident to visit. It will just cost you a bit more than if you were one. We think it is worth the cost.

There is an entire  accessible parking area close to the boardwalk and beach. If you cannot find a spot here, you can drop a passenger(s) off here and then park in the huge, paved lot. From here you will have to walk through the tunnel to get back to the boardwalk and beach. We parked in the main lot and made our way through the tunnel. As you  came out on the beach side, you will find  the TWA Flight 800 Memorial. If you can, take some time to visit this peaceful, tribute area. 

There are mobi mats from the boardwalk to the beach near the accessible parking area.  We wish they would go closer to the water, but were told that they cannot be closer than the high tide line on the sand.  There is also a beach wheelchair available to borrow at the First Aid station. It is on a first-come, first served basis. We found a wheelchair user and friend that had taken her own chair to the end of the mobi mat and positioned the chair partially on the mat and themselves right next to it. They said it works for them!

If you crave something to eat, Tiki Joe’s is the concession here. They seem to offer the standard fare. Picnic tables and benches are outside, facing the ocean. We did not see any wheelchair accessible tables.

Multi-stall restrooms have a large, accessible stall, accessible sink and baby-changing station.

Although the boardwalk (concrete) is short, you can continue walking on a sidewalk to the playground (not accessible) and farther to the Wilderness Visitor Center for the Fire Island National Seashore. We found a lovely Park Ranger here, who told us a bit about the activities that are available here, as well as a small museum (up a flight of steps) and a lovely 1,000 foot accessible (wood) walk. We were  warned that if the wind stops we would be inundated with mosquitos. She was right! We probably only went a third of the way before they arrived. Needless to say, we quickly turned around and headed back ! If you only want to go to the Wilderness Visitor Center  you can park at that end of the parking lot, or try to get one of the three accessible spaces in their very small parking area. 

On our way back, we took some time to sit down at  one of the many benches and enjoy the beautiful view.

Smith Point Park is a wonderful place. We will definitely be back.

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