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Beach Permits / Boat Ramp Permits

As of April 1, 2024, you will no longer receive a permit or sticker. Your permission to park and use the boat ramps will be issued to your vehicle's license plate. The easiest and fastest way to get your beach and boat ramp permit is to apply online.

Beach Permits

Boat Ramp Permits



Asharoken Beach,  Eaton's Neck Road, Northport
Centerport Beach, Little Neck Road, Centerport
Frank P. Petrone/Crab Meadow Beach*, Waterside Road, Northport
Crescent Beach, Crescent Beach Drive, Huntington Bay
Fleets Cove Beach, Fleets Cove Road, Centerport
Gold Star Battalion Beach, West Shore Road, Huntington
Hobart Beach, Birmingham Drive, Eaton's Neck (Info on Seasonal Closure of Bird Preserve)
Quentin Sammis/West Neck Beach, West Neck Road, Lloyd Harbor
Geissler’s Beach, (fishing only), Makamah Rd., Northport

(Main Beach Office – 631-261-7574)

*Crab Meadow Beach features a restaurant and snack bar: La Casa Cafe (631) 757-7720

DIRECTIONS TO ALL TOWN BEACHES: Town of Huntington Beaches

Contact the Main Beach Office located at Frank P. Petrone Crab Meadow Beach at (631) 261-7574 seven days a week from 9am thru 3pm from Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day to inquire if the eight (8) Town beaches are open or closed for bathing as per the Suffolk County Department of Health Services.

You may also contact the Suffolk County Bathing Beach Water Quality Hotline for beach closings throughout Suffolk County at (631) 852-5822.


Permits are not transferable and not replaceable.  Does not imply reserved parking.

Resident Seasonal Beach Permit: $40/season. Beach permit available to residents only.

Maritime Services and Parks & Recreation manage and operate five (5) town ramps:

  • Asharoken Beach Ramp (Eaton's Neck Road, Northport)
  • Cold Spring Harbor Ramp/Billy Joel Park (Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor)
  • Hobart Beach Ramp (Eaton's Neck Road, Eaton's Neck)
  • Mill Dam Ramp (Mill Dam Road, Huntington)
  • Soundview Ramp (Northport Power Station, Eaton's Neck Road, Northport)

Boat Ramps

Resident use of Town boat ramp requires the purchase a seasonal Boat Ramp Permit and a seasonal Beach Parking Permit and are Non-Transferable. Proof of residency including a valid NYS Driver's License and NYS Boat Registration or Federal boat documentation card are required. 

 Seasonal Resident Beach Parking Permit (Vehicle)  $40
 Seasonal Resident Boat Ramp Permit (Vessel)  $30
 Non-Resident fee per Launch (all ramps except Soundview)   $25
 Resident Commercial Ramp Usage*  $300
 Resident Commercial Hauler (Additional Vehicle)*  $50

*Payable at Huntington Harbormaster’s Office, 53 North New York Avenue, Halesite, NY 11743.

Senior Citizen Seasonal Beach Permit: FREE beach permit available to senior residents, 60 years of age or older.  Vehicle registration and driver's license required