Long Island's 4x4 Beaches

Things to have prior to visiting the park to purchase the permit

  • A Green Key Card in your name (If you do not have a Green Key you can purchase one simultaneously.)
  • Your Vehicle Registration
  • Your Driver’s License
  • If you have a discounted Green Key you can only purchase one discounted Outer Beach Permit


*Outer beach camping is permitted at these locations with a self-contained camper only. (Self-contained units are defined as having a built-in flushable toilet with a built-in holding tank with a minimum capacity of 5 gallons.)

4×4 Permits can now be purchased online at: https://web1.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/nysuffolkctywt.wsc/search.html?module=PST&type=outerbeach

2023 Long Island Dashboard Permits

4×4 Fishing, 4×4 Surfing, Stargazing, Night/Sport Fishing, Camp Hero Fishing, Regional SCUBA-Diving, Nighttime Photography, Metal Detecting

Available for purchase ONLINE or via PHONENOW through 11:59 PM EST on March 31st, 2023.

There will be NO in-person sales.

Permit(s) will be mailed once processed. Please allow at least 14 business days for your physical permit(s) to arrive in the mail.

The following is required to purchase a 2023 Long Island Dashboard Permit:

  • Valid Reserve America account log in
  • Valid e-mail address
  • Valid credit card is required for payment
  • Valid driver’s license of the applicant
  • Valid vehicle registration and license plate information
  • Valid NYS DEC Recreational Saltwater/Marine Fishing Registry ID # (required for fishing dashboard permits only).
  • “C” card (required for Regional SCUBA-Diving only)


How to purchase a 2023 Long Island Dashboard Permit:

  1. Purchase ONLINE by visiting – https://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/posProducts.do?contractCode=NY&tti=Permits
  2.  CALL the Reserve America Call Center at 1-800-456-2267 (Hours: Monday – Friday 9AM to 5PM; Saturday and Sunday 9AM to 12PM).

 Questions about purchasing a 2023 Dashboard Permit? Please contact the Regional Permit Office via email at lidashboards@parks.ny.gov

The Beaches

Smith Point

Smith Point County Park offers outer beach access. It is one of the easiest beaches the county has to access since you just need to

Shinnecock East County Park

Outer beach camping for self-contained vehicles only, saltwater fishing, and off-road recreational vehicle use. Flanking the eastern border of the Shinnecock Inlet where it meets

Orient Point County Park

Nestled on the eastern tip of the North Fork of Long Island lies a tranquil oasis for outdoor enthusiasts seeking pristine views, ample fishing opportunities,

Northwest Harbor County Park

Hidden away at the convergence of the Peconic River and Northwest Harbor lies a haven of relaxation and adventure: Northwest Harbor park. Here, the gentle

Montauk County Park

Montauk County Park offers outer beach access and outer beach camping, seasonal hunting, salt and freshwater fishing, hiking, horseback riding trails and canoeing. On the

Cupsogue Beach

This 296-acre barrier beach park offers lifeguard-supervised swimming, sunbathing on white sand beaches and some of the finest saltwater bass fishing to be had on

Cedar Point County Park

Fishing, hiking, picnicking, camping, playground, rowboat rentals, bicycling, saltwater fishing, scuba diving, hunting, outer beach access. The 607 acre Cedar Point, with commanding views of