In early June - which was evidently still pre-season, judging by the great availability of parking spots - we visited this easternmost point of Long Island. We paid $8 to park; keep your stub because you can get into other state parks same-day with your stub. Food was available at an indoor snack-bar. We paid $9 each to visit the lighthouse grounds - you can't get close enough to see much without paying the fee - and elected to walk the narrow, curving staircase to the top of the lighthouse. It was good exercise, but accumulated dirt from sea-spray limits the view. The grounds are interesting but the $9 fee is not justified, regardless of whether it's administered by the park service or not.
There are big signs saying NO SURFING, and out there in the surf there are at least 40 young scofflaws enjoying the good waves. We're not surfers, but obviously the waves are decent here. But the beach is very stony and few people walk it; it's full of large smooth river-stones that speak to Long Island's origin as a pile of glacial debris.
The day was sunny and warm, but the cool foggy days are supposed to be good for mood photography. If we come back, we'll do so in winter.
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