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Shoreline - USFWS.


Points of Interest

  • Open sunrise to sunset
  • Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge graces the shore of the Atlantic Ocean on Long Island’s south fork in the town of East Hampton. This 36-acre former lifeboat station was acquired in 1968. The protection and management of fragile shore habitat and wildlife give Amagansett special significance. This beach section of the refuge is opened to the public.
  • Walk the beach looking for seaside animals such as shorebirds and seals.
  • Photograph birds including roseate terns and piping plovers.

Know Before You Go


There are no amenities located at this national wildlife refuge. Only the beach section of the refuge is opened to the public. The back dune area is closed to all entry.

Contact Info

Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge
No actual address. Refuge land is next to public town beach.

Headquarters office at Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge
Headquarters address is 340 Smith Road, Shirley, NY 11967
(631) 286-0485

Complex email:

Open sunrise to sunset


By Vehicle

Take Hwy 27 (Sunrise Highway) east until it becomes County Road 38 (After Exit #66). Follow the signs for County Road 38 until it becomes Hwy 27 East again. Follow 27 east until you see Atlantic Ave in the Town of Amagansett. Make a right turn onto Atlantic Ave. Follow the road until you come to the Atlantic Ocean. The Refuge is approximately 1/8 of a mile to your right.

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2015
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