The Beach belongs to everyone

We want Long Island to be a place where this, and the next generation can surf, windsurf, sail, swim, sunbathe, fish, kayak or just soak in Long Island's Natural Beauty.

Long Island is losing its waterfront and wet lands to private homes at an alarming pace. Beach Access is disappearing right along with it. In addition, many NYS laws concerning Beach Access are archaic at best.

It is not LIBAG's intent to take away any existing rights of NYS Beach users. Only to add to them.

We are fortunate, to be working with the Long Island Regional State Parks Commission towards a solution that would allow all beach user groups equal access to all NYS Parks Beaches, with out excluding or taking away any access rights from any user groups.

The Long Island Beach Access Group is most commonly known for its four core programs;

1- The Beach Access program whose research and advocacy programs support the maintenance and expansion of access to those remote beach locations on Long Island for all users.

2- Also, our Beach Preservation program works to sponsor, participate and encourage those activities that ensure the healthy maintenance of our beaches and barrier islands, such as beach grass plantings.

3- Our Beach Clean-up program works to sponsor, participate and encourage continual beach clean-ups in conjunction with the America Littoral Society. This includes the adoption of Gilgo Beach.

4- But also, Long Island Beach Access Group is known for our Beach Actions program which seeks to encourage and reward proper behavior when enjoying the beaches. This includes following the official rules and regulations of each of the beaches and areas that provide access to those beaches, promoting the “Carry in, Carry out more” philosophy, and in a more informal fashion, instructing people on safe enjoyment of our natural resources.


Remember: it is not LIBAG's intent to take away any existing rights of NYS Beach users. Only to add to them.

LIBAG is honored to work with New York State Park officials, as we continue to connect the Parks to the People.


We look forward to our continued work with New York State officials in order to implement solutions that encourage more diverse use of NYS’s Beaches.


CONTACT US email me libaginfo@gmail.com






Wednesday, December 21, 2016

For Immediate Release: 12/20/16 Contact:
George Gorman | george.gorman@parks.ny.gov | 631-321-3403
UPCOMING LONG ISLAND STATE PARK PERMITS FOR 2017 SEASON
(Babylon, NY...December 20th , 2016) The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that the following permits will be on sale beginning, January 1 for the upcoming 2017 season..

FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE BEACH VEHICLE SURFING PERMIT
Requirements:
Fee of $65.00, $110-Out of State, Vehicle Registration and Driver’s License
Permit is ONLY valid for daylight Surfing at:
Hither Hills and Napeague (Year round)
Robert Moses (Democrat Point) - April 1 - December 31, hours vary & Fields 2, 3 & 4 from September 15-December 31
Sold at: Babylon Headquarters - Permit Office (beginning January 3rd) and Robert Moses
Permits are only sold January 1 – March 31 and the Tuesday after Labor Day - December 31.


NIGHT SPORT FISHING PERMIT
Requirements:
Fee of $30.00, $55-Out of State, Vehicle Registration, Driver’s License and DEC Marine registry is required
Permit is valid for fishing after sunset only from April 1-December 31, except where noted
Valid for:
Captree - Main field, Overlook and Captree Drawbridge (north side only 24 hr access)
Jones Beach - Fields 6, 10, West End 2, West End Boat Basin, West End Dock Area (24 hr access) & Green Island (24 hr access)
Hither Hills - Except Memorial Day to Labor Day Montauk Point - Lower Parking Lot ONLY
Robert Moses - Field 2, Field 3 September 15 to December 31 (24 hr access), Field 4 April 1 to June 23 (7pm-7am) and September 15 to December 31 (24 hr access)
Governor Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow - Field 1 & Field 3 (24 hr access) Wildwood Main Field
Sold at: Babylon Headquarters - Permit Office (beginning January 3rd), Jones Beach, Montauk Downs, Robert Moses, Governor Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow and Wildwood
Permits are only sold January 1 March 31 and the Tuesday after Labor Day - December 31.
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FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE BEACH VEHICLE FISHING PERMIT
Requirements:
Fee of $65.00, $110-Out of State, Vehicle Registration, Driver’s License and DEC Marine registry is required
Permit is ONLY valid for fishing at: Hither Hills (Year round)
Montauk Point (Year round) Napeague (Year round)

Robert Moses (Democrat Point and Sore Thumb) - April 1 - December 31, hours vary
Sold at: Babylon Headquarters - Permit Office (beginning January 3rd), Jones Beach, Montauk Downs, Robert Moses and Sunken Meadow
Permits are only sold January 1 March 31 and the Tuesday after Labor Day - December 31.
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE BEACH VEHICLE SURFING PERMIT
Requirements:
Fee of $65.00, $110-Out of State, Vehicle Registration and Driver’s License
Permit is ONLY valid for daylight Surfing at:
Hither Hills and Napeague (Year round)
Robert Moses (Democrat Point) - April 1 - December 31, hours vary & Fields 2, 3 & 4 from September 15-December 31
Sold at: Babylon Headquarters - Permit Office (beginning January 3rd) and Robert Moses
Permits are only sold January 1 March 31 and the Tuesday after Labor Day - December 31.
CAMP HERO FISHING PERMIT
Requirements:
Fee of $40.00, $75-Out of State, Vehicle Registration, Driver’s License and DEC Marine registry is required
Permit is valid for fishing after sunset only at Camp Hero State Park, April 1 - December 31.
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Sold at: Babylon Headquarters - Permit Office (beginning January 3rd) and Montauk Downs Permits are only sold January 1 March 31 and the Tuesday after Labor Day - December 31.
STARGAZING PERMIT
Requirements:
Fee of $30.00, $55-Out of State
– Vehicle Registration and Driver’s License Required Permit is valid for Stargazing only January 1 - December 31at:
Jones Beach - West End 2 and Field 6
Hither Hills - Except July & August
Montauk Point
Upper Parking Lot
Robert Moses - Field 2
Gov. Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow - Field 1 & Field 3
Wildwood
Main Parking Lot

Sold at: Babylon Headquarters-Permit Office (beginning January 3), Jones Beach, Montauk Downs, Robert Moses, Governor Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow and Wildwood
Permits are only sold January 1 March 31 and the Tuesday after Labor Day - December 31.
REGIONAL DIVING PERMIT
Requirements:
Fee of $65.00, $110-Out of State, Vehicle Registration and Divers Certification card required. Valid for:
Caumsett-
Fisherman’s parking lot only – 24 hr access
Jones Beach - East End of Field 10 only, 24 hr access
Orient Beach
8am to sunset
Robert Moses - *Democrat Point (four-wheel drive needed to access this area, hours vary)

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Permit is sold year round at Babylon Headquarters - Permit Office. Permit is valid April 1 - December 31, hours vary.
CAUMSETT FISHING PERMIT ONLY 500 PERMITS ARE SOLD Requirements:
Fee of $40.00, $75 Out of State, Vehicle Registration, Driver’s License and DEC Marine registry is required
Permit is valid for fishing at Caumsett Fisherman’s parking lot, April 1 - December 31.
Sold at: Beginning January 3
rd at Babylon Headquarters - Permit Office and Caumsett State Park

METAL DETECTOR PERMIT
Permits are $40.00. One can be obtained by sending a letter of request including name, address and phone number along with payment, and a business size self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Metal Detector Permit P.O. Box 247 Babylon, NY 11702
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 65 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $1.9 billion in economic activity annually and supports 20,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.
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