Beaches

Photo of Mexico Point State Park
Mexico Point State Park
Other Mexico Point Dr. Mexico NY Work Phone: 315-963-8216 Work Phone: 315-963-7657 Website: www.mexicopointpark.com/

Biographical Info

Mexico Point Drive, off NYS Rte. 104B, Hamlet of Texas.

Beach is open for swimming, weather permitting, mid-June through Labor Day. Free admission. Special programs throughout season.

Our Park – 120 acres of park land provides the public with access to serene picnic areas, nature trails, swimming, and cultural experiences. Our facilities are available for reservations for your special event.

Beach – Sandy beach, gradual slope in water, lifeguards and is near bathhouse.

Bathhouse -Handicapped accessible with changing rooms, sink and flush toilets for men and women.

Casey’s Cottage – A unique setting for a small wedding, rehearsal dinner, shower or business meeting.

Nature Trails – 1/4 mile trail to historic Spy Island and Roop’s Loop, a 3/4 mile  self -interpretive  nature trail.

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Photo of Sandy Island Beach State Park
Sandy Island Beach State Park
Other 3387 Co. Rte. 15 Sandy Pond NY Work Phone: 315-387-2657 Website: Sandy Island Beach State Park

Biographical Info

End of Co. Rte. 15 at Lake Ontario, Sandy Pond.

Lake Ontario sandy beach between North and South Sandy Ponds offers swimming, picnicking and outdoor activities; bathhouse.

Beach open weekends end of May through end of June, daily end of June through Labor Day. Admission is charged.

Sandy Pond Beach Unique Area is a 76-acre New York State conservation area located within the eastern Lake Ontario dunes. It lies at the north end of a spit of land dividing North Sandy Pond from Lake Ontario, and is about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Sandy Island Beach State Park. There is no road access to the area, which can be most easily reached by boat. For this reason, local residents have long referred to the beach as “Boaters’ Beach”.

There is a bird sanctuary on the northern-most tip of this area that hosts large numbers of shorebirds during migration; the Unique Area is part of the Eastern Lake Ontario Marshes Bird Conservation Area that also includes Deer Creek Marsh, Lakeview, and Black Pond Wildlife Management Areas. Visitors and pets are not allowed in the bird sanctuary.

The area was purchased by The Nature Conservancy in 1994 from two private owners who were concerned about preservation of the land; the purchase price was about $300,000. The new conservation area was named the Sandy Pond Beach Natural Area. The purchase was followed by a restoration effort involving beachgrass plantings and construction of boardwalks, which prevent damage to the beachgrass by foot traffic. The Nature Conservancy properties have been purchased by New York State to create the Unique Area, which is part of the New York State Forest system.

The Unique Area has also been designated a New York Natural Heritage Area.

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Photo of Selkirk Shores State Park
Selkirk Shores State Park
Other 7101 NYS-3 Pulaski NY 13142 Work Phone: 315-298-5737 Website: www.nysparks.com

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In addition to spectacular sunsets over one of the Great Lakes, visitors to Selkirk Shores State Park can expect outstanding fishing and popular hiking and biking trails that lead to a lush mix of meadows and woodlands.

Take full advantage of the views! Bring your binoculars – the park is directly in the migration route for a wide variety of bird species. Or, pitch a tent and stay awhile. Campsites are available directly overlooking a bluff on Lake Ontario.

Although swimming is not permitted at Selkirk Shores State Park, campers may swim free of charge at nearby Sandy Island Beach State Park.

Small boats can be launched from the Pine Grove site into the Salmon River, while larger boats can be launched from the Mexico Point Boat Launch on the Little Salmon River.

Open mid May-Oct.; 148 sites; 87 with electricity; dumping station; playground; store; showers; restrooms. Boat launch, pets allowed, cabin rentals, fishing.

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Photo of Taft Bay – David C. Webb Memorial Park
Taft Bay – David C. Webb Memorial Park
Other Taft Bay Park NYS Rte. 49 Bernhards Bay NY 13028 Work Phone: 315-623-9206 Website: www.townconstantia.org/parks.shtml

Biographical Info

David C. Webb Memorial Park at Taft Bay is a true jewel of the North Shore. A park offering plenty of room, fresh air, a beach with lifeguards, two pavilions with electricity (reserve by calling listed phone number), bathhouse, picnic tables, barbecue grills, recreational and sport facilities.

The Park has:

  • Two pavilions with electric outlets.
    • The pavilions may be reserved by calling the Town Clerk’s office at 315-623-9206 Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.
  • A bathhouse
  • Beach with lifeguards
  • Picnic tables
  • Barbecue grills
  • Basketball Courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Volleyball net
  • Softball diamond

No pets are allowed at Taft Bay Park

 

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