County Parks
Town of East Hampton

Cedar Point County Park

The 607 acre Cedar Point, with commanding views of Gardiner’s Bay, offers individual and organized group camping areas. Picnic areas, boat rentals, nature trails, vehicular access to the outer beach (with permit only), licensed hunting for waterfowl (in season), surfcasting for bass and bluefish.   Settled in 1651, Cedar Point was once a busy port for shipping farm goods, fish, and timber from Sag Harbor. The historic Cedar Point Lighthouse stood on an island 200 yards from shore when it was built in 1860. Its beacon served to guide whaling ships in and out of Sag Harbor during its heyday as a major port. The hurricane of 1938 transformed the shoreline, shifting sands to create a narrow walkable strip that now connects the lighthouse with the mainland.

source: Suffolk County Parks Dept

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5 Cedar Point Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937
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4x4, Beach, Beaches, Biking, Bird Watching, Boat Rentals, Camping, Fishing, hiking., hunting, Kids Playground, Outer Beach Access, Picnic, Picnic Area, Playground, Row Boat rentals, salt water fishing, Scuba Diving
Bike Riding Access
Bird Watching
Boat Rentals
Kids playground
Picnic Area
Salt Water Fishing
Scuba Diving
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  • Park Hours
    Monday: 8AM–4PM
    Tuesday: 8AM–4PM
    Wednesday: 8AM–4PM
    Thursday: 8AM–4PM
    Friday: 8AM–9PM
    Saturday: 8AM–6PM
    Sunday: 8AM–6PM
  • Other information
    Scuba Diving:
    > The Northwest Harbor site provides a good novice dive that provides excellent photo opportunities. There is plenty of light, little current, and lots of small sea life. The depth is approximately 8 feet.
    > The Gardiners Bay site is a novice/intermediate dive of shallow depth. Blue claw crabs, small lobsters, flounders, and bluefish can be observed.
    > Cedar Point Lighthouse is best for an intermediate/advanced diver and has depths up to 35 feet. Blackfish, lobster, blue claw crabs, fluke, flounder and bluefish can be observed in season. Diving is best at slack tide as current can be strong. Four wheel drive vehicle access with valid Suffolk County outer beach recreational vehicle permit is needed to reach this site.