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Robert Moses State Park - Long Island

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600 Robert Moses State Parkway
Babylon, NY 11702
Latitude 40.625175
Longitude -73.261986

Robert Moses State Park is an ocean beachfront facility that attracts nearly 3.8 million visitors annually and boasts a shoreline of nearly five miles. As the most western point of Fire Island, the park is conveniently located at the southern end of the Robert Moses Causeway and is easily accessible by car or from the Babylon train station with a bus connection. Visitors are welcome to swim and boogie-board at any of our four lifeguard-staffed fields. Surfing and surf-fishing are popular activities that are enjoyed by many beach-goers as well. Each location is equipped with concessions, beach shops, first aid offices, public restrooms, and private outdoor showers. Scenic picnic areas complete with park grills and tables for any group size are located at fields 2, 3, and 4.

An 18-hole Pitch & Putt Golf Course is available at Field 2 for public use from early April through mid-November. Field 2 is also home to an expansive volleyball court area which can accommodate up to 21 games at a time. It sits just east of Democrat Point, a local favorite with surfers and fishermen alike for its 4x4 drive-on access and shorefronts which face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Fire Island Inlet.

Established in 1908 in honor of master builder Robert Moses, Field 3 is the park's oldest recreation area. It is the closest location to the park's landmark Water Tower, which serves as a perfect background to the field's picnic area. Here, visitors can utilize a spacious gazebo to host large gatherings on a first -come, first-serve basis. Patrons may also make use of an underpass tunnel that connects Field 3 to a day-use boat basin which can accommodate up to 80 personal watercrafts. Anglers typically take this walk from Field 3 to fish or crab off of the long piers in front of the facility's Park Office. Open 7 days a week, the Park Office sells an array of permits that allow visitors to make the most of their beach experience, including Empire Passports and Fishing, Surfing, and Star Gazing Permits.

Field 5 is the public's gateway to Fire Island. With a beautiful ¾ mile nature walk that leads directly to the Fire Island Lighthouse, visitors are free to explore nearby towns like Kismet and Saltaire by foot from the eastern parking lot. Perfect for families, Field 5 also offers a large playground area for children and a boardwalk that extends the length of the parking area.

All beachfronts are handicap-accessible by beach wheelchair, which are available free of charge on a first-come, first serve basis at any of our First Aid Offices. During the summer season, mobility mats, for easier beach access can be found at Field 2, Field 3 and Field 5.

Find more about park permit information.

For information on educational opportunities and programs in Long Island State Parks, please visit Long Island Environmental Interpretive Center.

Current Water Quality - Beach Results

Pet Policy: No pets allowed

Mailing Address
Box 247 Babylon, NY 11702

Hours of Operation

  • Park open sunrise-sunset.

    Ocean Swimming: Beginning Saturday, May 25, 2024

    5/25 - 5/27
    9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    5/28 - 6/21
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm Weekdays
    9:00 am - 7:00 pm Weekends
    6/22 - 9/2
    9:00 am - 7:00 pm Weekdays
    8:00 am - 8:00 pm Weekends/Holidays
    9/3 - 9/15
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm Daily

  • Showers: Available at each field from the first day of swimming until the last day of swimming, sunrise to sunset.
  • Picnicking, fishing, boat berthing, surfing, playfield and playground: Available all year.
    Picnicking: Permit required for groups of 50 or more.
  • Boat Berthing - Marina: Open year round, docking fee in effect from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend (daily, sunrise to sunset)
    Transient berthing - Sunrise to sunset.
  • Please call the Park Office for the hours of operation of the Robert Moses' Pitch and Putt Golf Course.
  • Fishing: 4/1 - 12/31 

    Fishing permits sold from 1/1-3/31 and the Tuesday after Labor Day through 12/31. Night fishing & 4-wheel drive permits available for purchase online only. Special parking with fishing permit - 24 hours, 4/1 - 12/31.

Fees & Rates

Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.

The easy-to-use Empire Pass card is $80- and your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Purchase online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.

  • Vehicle Entrance Fee
  • 4/6/24 - 5/19/24: 8 AM - 4 PM, weekends & holidays - $8/car

    5/25/24 - 9/2/24: 8 am - 4 pm, weekdays; 7 am - 6 pm, weekends & holidays - $10/car

    9/3/24 - 9/8/24: 8 am - 4 pm, daily - $10/car

    9/14/24 - 11/3/24: 8 am - 4 pm, weekends & holidays - $8/car

    November - Friday before the first weekend in April: No fee collected. Parking available at Field 2 and 5 except during a weather emergency.

    Buses: $35

  • Permits
  • 4 Wheel Drive Beach Vehicle Fishing Permit:
    NYS Driver's License $80
    Out of State License $125

    Metal Detecting:
    By Permit Only $40*

    Night Sport Fishing Permit:
    NYS Driver's License $35
    Out of State License $60
    7 Day Sport Fishing Permit $25*

    Regional Diving Permit:
    NYS Driver's License $80
    Out of State License $125

    Star Gazing Permit:
    NYS Driver's License $35
    Out of State License $60

    Park & Surf Permit - $25
    Available after Labor Day until December 31st.

    4 Wheel Drive Beach Vehicle Surfing Permit:
    NYS Driver's License $80
    Out of State License $125
    (Democrat & Gilgo only from sunrise to sunset)

    *Available regionally only.
  • Boat Docking
  • East Marina
    $10 Docking Fee (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day)

    West Marina
    $35 Docking Fee (Sunday-Wednesday, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day)
    $75 Docking Fee (Thursday-Saturday, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day)

Thu 18 Jul
Shore Bird Walk
Thursday, July 18, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Robert Moses State Park - Long Island
Let's take a stroll along the beach in search of shorebirds that call our popular beaches home during the summer season. Reservations taken on
Sun 11 Aug
Bay Walk
Sunday, August 11, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Robert Moses State Park - Long Island
Join us on a walk to the inlet to look for all of the unique inshore species that call the Great South Bay home! Reservations taken on

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Did You Know? Access free WiFi at Fields 2,3,4,5 thanks to State Parks, Toyota & American Park Network partnership

Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Fishing (Accessible)
  • Food (Accessible)
  • Marina
  • Playgrounds (Accessible) * Currently Closed Due to Construction
  • Showers (Accessible)
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding
  • Surfing/Windsurfing
  • Swimming Beach (Accessible)