Town Neck Beach
A popular swimming beach in the summer (fee charged during the day) this beach front can have excellent striper fishing at times, especially in the fall during a northeast blow. On the north end the bottom changes from rocks to sand and bass frequently move from the rocks and bar off the Hemisphere Restaurant in this direction. A good strategy is to walk and cast along the beach toward the mouth of Old Harbor. Fish may be found anywhere along this stretch; be sure to cast around the short jetties that you’ll see every few hundred yards. Surface lures, swimmers and soft plastics such as the Hogy 10” Original work well here. Bait fishing with chunk baits is also popular and effective.
Location: End of Wood Ave.
Parking: Large paved lot, fee during summer, daytime. Free and open all other times.
Access: Easy. Lot directly behind beach.