Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board today announced that seasonal beach parking sticker sales and the free distribution of stickers to senior citizens will begin on Saturday, May 8th. The Oyster Bay Town Board has restricted beach access to residents only and enhanced safety measures by installing signage and pedestrian barriers. Residents are reminded to be safe and cover their face when unable to maintain a social distance.
Supervisor Saladino stated, “The summer season is nearly upon us, and many residents are eagerly looking forward to a sun-filled fun day at our beaches. By purchasing a beach sticker in advance, residents can avoid the inevitable lines that often accompany the start of the beach season and spend more time with their feet in the sand instead. We ask residents to follow the advice of health professionals and keep their family safe by socially distancing from others while at the beach and by utilizing face coverings if you’re unable to keep a safe distance from others.”
Beach parking stickers will be on sale daily beginning May 8th, from 10am to 2pm, at TOBAY Beach, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park and Beach in Oyster Bay, Tappen Beach in Glenwood Landing and at John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa. Beginning May 29th, sticker sales will also be available at Philip B. Healey Beach at Florence Avenue in Massapequa, Centre Island Beach, Stehli Beach in Bayville, and at Ransom Beach in Bayville. To purchase a beach parking sticker for your vehicle, residents must present their vehicle registration and bring the vehicle they plan to drive to the beach since parking stickers are placed on the vehicle at the time of purchase. Only residents may purchase beach parking stickers for Town of Oyster Bay beaches. Seasonal parking stickers are $60, which pay for themselves following three visits.
Free beach parking is offered to Town of Oyster Bay senior citizens aged 60+, the disabled and those on social security disability. To protect your health and safety during this COVID-19 pandemic, senior citizens and the disabled will simply be asked to show their driver’s license and registration from behind the window when visiting the beach for the first time this season. A parking sticker will then be adhered to the vehicle to ensure continued free access upon future arrival through the established Express Lane. If seniors or those with disabilities choose to visit the beach in another vehicle, they must simply present their Driver’s License or Beach ID Card from behind the window and will then receive a free day pass. Town of Oyster Bay volunteer firefighters, members of the Armed Forces, veterans and electric port vehicle owners qualify for beach parking passes at reduced rates.
Beaches are staffed with lifeguards and parking attendants on weekends only beginning Saturday, May 29th, and then daily beginning June 25th through Labor Day. Parking stickers will be checked upon entering the venue. For more information, please call (516) 797-4111.