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. Visitors are welcome to swim and boogie-board at any of the 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, comfort stations, 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.
Democrat Point is an amazing, beautiful and secluded area of Robert Moses State Park. You can get there only three ways. The first way is a very long walk along the ocean headed west from Field 2. The second is by a four-wheel-drive vehicle with a special pass from the New York State parks department. The last way is by private boat throwing out an anchor and walking to shore. Either way, it’s worth it!
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