Foster Memorial Beach is located in Sag Harbor, N.Y., and takes up one mile on the Noyac Bay. Referred to as Long Beach by the locals, its official name was given after the beach was donated by a local farmer, Clifford Foster, to the town. A picturesque beach with plenty of benches and grassy spaces, it’s a relaxing spot to go for a walk with your dog or just sit and enjoy the scenery.
Amenities include picnic areas, concessions, showers, restrooms and sand wheelchairs.
A permit is required to enter the beach during the summer season, 9 am-6 pm, and is available for a fee. Otherwise, entry is free. A lifeguard is on duty from 10 am-5 pm. Barbecues on the beach are allowed after 6 pm, but a permit from the Parks and Recreation office is required. The beach closes at 9 pm.
Prohibited items and activities include camping, bonfires, glass containers and loud music. Both children and pets must be supervised at all times.
Dogs are welcome, but there are very specific areas where they are allowed. Keep your dog on the marked route at all times. The route includes specially-designated dog walking routes, parking areas and paved foot paths. Dogs are not allowed in buildings and in grassy areas. Keeping this in mind, you’ll want to make sure you only take your dog to this beach when the temperature is bearable.
A good way to check if your pet can stand the heat? Place the back of your hand on the pavement for five seconds; if it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your dog’s paws. If you’re unsure, it’s a good idea to invest in some dog booties.
Dogs must remain on leashes at all times and you’re responsible for picking up after your pet.