May 21st, 2020 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, along with the Town Board announced today, the opening of Islip Town Beaches and Atlantique Marina to residents only for Memorial Day weekend, and with limited amenities set by ‘Reopen New York’ Guidelines from New York State.
Town officials will open all Town Beaches beginning Saturday, May 23-Monday, May 25th. Town beaches will be open from sunrise to dusk, bathroom facilities and concession stands will remain closed, swimming will not be permitted, and lifeguards will not be on duty at most beaches, all in accordance with ‘Reopening New York’ guidelines.
The following is a schedule of Town beaches and hours of operation, in accordance with ‘Reopen New York’ guidance:
Town of Islip Beach openings for May 23rd:
- Atlantique Ocean beach will be open for swimming and passive use May 23, 24, & 25 of Memorial Day weekend
- We will have lifeguard coverage from 11am – 5pm
- Limited restrooms will be open during swimming hours (11am – 5pm) and will be cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis
- Social distancing and acceptable face coverings within 6 feet of one another are required; while sitting in beach chairs or towels, masks are not required
- Mainland Bay Beaches will be open for public access and passive use; THERE WILL BE NO SWIMMING
- Beach access will be limited to Residents Only and Town of Islip Rec Card or other identification will be required
- Bathrooms will be closed
- Beach capacity must be reduced by 50%; we will have monitors at the beach managing capacity as per NYS mandatory guidelines.
- Public will have access to beaches from 10am – 6pm
“Any time individuals are less than 6’ apart from one another, they must wear acceptable face coverings.” –NYS Mandatory Physical Distancing Guidelines.
Mainland Beaches include:
- West Islip Beach
- Benjamin’s Beach at Bay Shore Marina
- Islip Beach
- East Islip Marina Park Beach
- Sayville Marina Park Beach
- Bayport Beach
- Lake Ronkonkoma Park Beach
“We realize that residents are looking forward to enjoying the Memorial Day Holiday weekend, and encourage everyone to be mindful of the guidelines while outdoors. I am urging everyone to be considerate of one another by following the protocols for wearing face coverings and social distancing. As we work to reopen New York, we must recognize that we are all individually responsible for the progress we have made as a county and a state, but that we are not yet out of the woods,” said Supervisor Carpenter. Please remember, “we are in this together, just six feet apart,” said the Supervisor.