LONG BEACH NOYACK New York Beach Diving Guide for scuba divers.
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LONG BEACH NOYACK

DIRECTIONS:                           (Southampton, Suffolk County)

Take Southern State Parkway to Exit 44 East, Sunrise Highway. Take Sunrise out past the Hamptons to the end, where it will turn into County Road No. 39. Make a left on Majors Path and drive north to the end. Turn right on Noyack Road and drive east until Noyack Road splits. Bear left on Noyack Long Beach Road, which will parallel Noyack Bay. There are parking lots on the left side. We usually pass these and park on the left side of the road. There will be some large rocks to climb down and a small beach.

CONDITIONS:

Located on the north side of the south fork, this dive site is popular for novice divers. Access is easy since parking is only a few steps from the water, and when the winds are favorable, visibility can be fantastic. Divers can usually find good visibility because the beach is sheltered on three sides. The only time I've had bad visibility was when it was caused by a strong northwest wind.

Once in the water, divers will find a mixed bottom composition of sand, pebble and rock with some medium sized rocks scattered around. Offshore a bit are dense mussel beds and at least one sunken row boat. I have always noticed a lot of fluke, flounder, crabs, scallops and mussels, but never too many lobsters.

According to scuba instructors, Ed and Jeanne Tiedemann, the depth of water averages ten to 15 feet with a 20-foot max. During the spring months, divers should expect an algae bloom, and many jellyfish. Currents are not a problem, but divers should be aware of the mild tidal drift, otherwise they might have a long walk back to their car.

I've heard rumors that dolphins can sometimes be seen from the beach, and that somewhere offshore there are unarmed torpedoes. The torpedoes were tested in World War II and never recovered. During the dives that I've made here I haven't been able to confirm either, but I do recommend Long Beach for those looking for a nice relaxing dive.


Metal Detecting

This beach is very popular during the summer months. As a result coins and jewelry are lost quite often. The beach slopes off gradually so this site is good for land hunting on the beach, walking into the shallow water with a scoop and floating screen and also for metal detecting while on scuba. The sand here is soft so many targets sink deep. Those willing to dig deep holes should come home with an assortment of coins and an occasional gold ring.

 

 
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