Originally Posted by Delancey
Just to throw a dart at the calender, Memorial Day?
If you are considering Memorial Day weekend, maybe you should think about the south shore of LI...
Bethpage Air Show | at Jones Beach State Park
The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform again this year.
These are from the 2006 show:
There are some places on the inside to anchor
out, but to really see the show, you need to be out in the ocean. And the anchorages
near by will be insane. But there are a few others that not too far. Unfortunately there are not many marinas
here with transient slips or a place that has a spot to go ashore with a dinghy
- Nice little cove and can raft up there. Just inside the bridge from the ocean. Inlet was just dredged after Sandy. No dingy dock
A Random Spot?
- A couple comes here every summer and anchors out here and lives on the boat. Its a rough spot during the day with the power boaters throwing some wake, but calm at night. The couple takes there dinghy
, I guess they worked out some deal with the owners.
Apache Yacht Club
- AC doesnt list anything about transient slips, but I'm sure you can work something out with them. They also own Pop's Seafood Shack next door, so it will be noisy at night. Short walk to the train to NYC
, bus, grocery store across the street. Beach is a 10 minute walk. Just on the other side of the car bridge there used to be a few places that would occasionaly allow transients, but since the Sandy I'm not sure.
Going over to the next inlet, Jones Intlet, you dont have many choices for marinas
right there, but the show takes place at the beach just to the east of the inlet.
Town of Hempstead Marina East
- The town's website
says no transients. Not sure how true that is. They list 4 at Marina West
, but to get to Jones Inlet you have to go through Sea Dog Creek which may or may not have shoaled up, and a draw bridge. A 6 foot draft
could be a problem, which I'll find out in the spring! There website also lists transients at Guy Lambardo Marina
. There may be other places in Freeport
to grab a slip too.
- This place will be packed! There's not much there. But this is where the air show happens!
Another nice spot, but is a little out of the way is the Sore Thumb
. I plan on spending a bunch of weekends here this summer. It's a nice little anchorage. It can get crowded during the day, but usually empties out at night. Don't raft up here, the local power boaters down on this shore are not the most curtious. They think nothing of throwing a wake right next to you. There really is nothing on shore here anymore. Just some expensive houses and a parking lot for the old OBI, and some dead hookers
Just some ideas for you guys!