HORTON POINT New York Beach Diving Guide for scuba divers.
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HORTON POINT

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS:                                   (Southold, Suffolk County)

Take the Long Island Expressway east to Exit 73, Old Country Road. Drive east on Old Country Road; it will change into Main Road. Once into the town of Southold, turn left onto Youngs Avenue. Drive north on Youngs Avenue to the end. Turn right onto North Road, then a quick left on Lighthouse Road.

Lighthouse Road will bring you into a parking lot that overlooks Horton Point Beach. The parking lot is posted "No Parking l0 p.m. to 7a.m."

CONDITIONS:

Located on the north side of the north fork, Norton Point is a truly unique dive site. 

Unfortunately, the uniqueness of the Point comes from how difficult it is for divers to get themselves and their dive gear into the water. To better explain, the parking lot is on top of a bluff; and there are 121 grueling steps down an old wooden staircase to get to the beach. After the dive, this hike becomes even worse when you have to lug your water-soaked dive gear back up.

For those who dive the Point, they will find a small pebble and sand bottom, large rocks with many crevices, an abundant array of marine life, and, of course, great lobstering!

Once back in the parking lot, divers might want to visit the Horton Point Lighthouse Marine Museum. George Washington originally commissioned the lighthouse back in 1790. The museum, maintained by the Southold Historical Society, is an enjoyable way to finish off the day.

 
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