BAYVILLE BEACH New York Beach Diving Guide for scuba divers.
The complete scuba divers beach diving guide to Long Island, NY's shipwrecks, jetties and inlets complete with driving directions.











DIRECTIONS:                                     (Bayville, Nassau County)

Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 41 North, which is 106, 107. When 106 & 107 split, bear right and stay on 106. Follow this all the way down past Northern Boulevard, and make a left on Berry Hill Road to the end. Make a left on Shore Drive to the end, then a left on Bayville Avenue. A few blocks up on the right is Bayville Town Beach.

Diver Mike McMeekin from Treasures Unlimited enters the water with metal detector in hand.  Left: Four gold rings, a gold chain and several pieces of silver.

Treasure from one very productive dive. Photos by Dan Berg



Diving here is only permitted off-season when the beach is closed to swimmers. 

Divers must note that watercraft like jet skis and sailboats utilize the same area so a dive flag is mandatory. This site has easy parking a short walk to the beach and a clean sand bottom, which slopes off nicely to around 10-15 feet. Mike McMeekin and I started diving here a few years back. By using underwater metal detectors we started to recover all sorts of old coins. We found walking liberty half-dollars, buffalo nickels, mercury dimes, etc. After digging several hundred coins and then several hundred fishing sinkers we started to hit gold. For every several dives we did, we would each would come out of the water with a hand full of silver coins and one gold ring. Don't let anyone fool you, it was hard work. We dug holes for nearly two hours on each dive. On one dive both Mike and I each had five gold rings plus an assortment of silver rings and silver coins. Unfortunately, after a storm the most productive area filled in with sand and our treasure hunting dried up. Now occasionally we each return waiting for Mother Nature to uncover a new pocket of hidden treasure.

For scuba divers this site offers little more than covenant parking and sometimes crystal clear visibility. However, for those who use metal detectors it can be very productive.

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