Sag Harbor: Long Beach

Sag Harbor, New York

Commonly known as Long Beach, this public Southampton Town Beach is officially named Foster Memorial. Located on a thin strip of land on Noyac Bay, Long Beach Park brings the expected calm of a bay beach, with still waters that are great for boating and fishing. It is a safe and scenic route for cyclists and a great spot for sunbathers. Senior citizen, resident, and non-resident seasonal permits are accepted. Lifeguards are usually on duty from 10am to 5pm during summer months. Pets are allowed on dog walk routes, parking areas, and paved foot paths. They are prohibited in buildings, on the beach, and in picnic areas and must remain on a leash. Camping, alcohol, bonfires, glass containers, unsupervised children, loud music, graffiti, and littering are prohibited. Residents can obtain a beach barbecue permit for after 6pm from the Parks & Recreation Office. Parking permits are required between May 15 and June 25 from 9am-6pm and at all times between July 1 and Labor Day. Daily passes are available at Long Beach. The beach closes at 9pm. There is drive-on access but only with a Southampton Town Trustees 4x4 beach driving permit.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on February 24th, 2020. Surfrider Foundation - Eastern Long Island Chapter updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on February 26th, 2020 at 3:18 AM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Sag Harbor: Long Beach is sampled monthly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task force is a volunteer-run, citizen science initiative and water quality monitoring program. The Eastern Long Island Surfrider Chapter has partnered with two local organizations, The Concerned Citizens of Montauk, and the Peconic Baykeeper to sample 50 locations on Eastern Long Island including ocean and bay beaches, ponds and lakes that are used recreationally and creeks that discharge into these coastal waters.The Blue Water Task Force tests both marine and freshwater sites for enterococcus, a coliform bacteria that indicates fecal pollution. Water samples are collected weekly from June to September. Testing is conducted bi-weekly during the fall (October to December) and monthly from January to May. Blue Water Task Force results are compared to water quality criteria established by the EPA to protect public health in recreational waters. Test results are expressed as the Most Probable Number (MPN) of enterococcus cfu (colony forming units) per 100 mL seawater by using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 MPN Table. All water quality results are posted online for anyone to view or download at go.surfrider.org/BWTF Weekly water quality reports are also distributed via email. Sign up to receive these reports by emailing chenn@surfrider.org with the subject “Interest In Water Quality Alert.”

When a site is marked Green, it indicates low bacteria (between 0 and 104 MPN/100
mL). When marked Red, results showed high bacteria (above 104 MPN/100 mL).
All data can be viewed at go.surfrider.org/BWTF. Any additional questions about
Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force program or our results can also be addressed to
Colleen Henn, chenn@surfrider.org.

Water Quality Graph

Sag Harbor: Long Beach

Sag Harbor, New York

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on February 24th, 2020. Surfrider Foundation - Eastern Long Island Chapter updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on February 26th, 2020 at 3:18 AM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Commonly known as Long Beach, this public Southampton Town Beach is officially named Foster Memorial. Located on a thin strip of land on Noyac Bay, Long Beach Park brings the expected calm of a bay beach, with still waters that are great for boating and fishing. It is a safe and scenic route for cyclists and a great spot for sunbathers. Senior citizen, resident, and non-resident seasonal permits are accepted. Lifeguards are usually on duty from 10am to 5pm during summer months. Pets are allowed on dog walk routes, parking areas, and paved foot paths. They are prohibited in buildings, on the beach, and in picnic areas and must remain on a leash. Camping, alcohol, bonfires, glass containers, unsupervised children, loud music, graffiti, and littering are prohibited. Residents can obtain a beach barbecue permit for after 6pm from the Parks & Recreation Office. Parking permits are required between May 15 and June 25 from 9am-6pm and at all times between July 1 and Labor Day. Daily passes are available at Long Beach. The beach closes at 9pm. There is drive-on access but only with a Southampton Town Trustees 4x4 beach driving permit.

Monitoring Frequency

Sag Harbor: Long Beach is sampled monthly from January 1st to December 31st.

Source Information

Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task force is a volunteer-run, citizen science initiative and water quality monitoring program. The Eastern Long Island Surfrider Chapter has partnered with two local organizations, The Concerned Citizens of Montauk, and the Peconic Baykeeper to sample 50 locations on Eastern Long Island including ocean and bay beaches, ponds and lakes that are used recreationally and creeks that discharge into these coastal waters.The Blue Water Task Force tests both marine and freshwater sites for enterococcus, a coliform bacteria that indicates fecal pollution. Water samples are collected weekly from June to September. Testing is conducted bi-weekly during the fall (October to December) and monthly from January to May. Blue Water Task Force results are compared to water quality criteria established by the EPA to protect public health in recreational waters. Test results are expressed as the Most Probable Number (MPN) of enterococcus cfu (colony forming units) per 100 mL seawater by using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 MPN Table. All water quality results are posted online for anyone to view or download at go.surfrider.org/BWTF Weekly water quality reports are also distributed via email. Sign up to receive these reports by emailing chenn@surfrider.org with the subject “Interest In Water Quality Alert.”

When a site is marked Green, it indicates low bacteria (between 0 and 104 MPN/100
mL). When marked Red, results showed high bacteria (above 104 MPN/100 mL).
All data can be viewed at go.surfrider.org/BWTF. Any additional questions about
Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force program or our results can also be addressed to
Colleen Henn, chenn@surfrider.org.

Water Quality Graph

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Sag Harbor, New York
Sag Harbor, New York
Sag Harbor, New York
Sag Harbor, New York
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