WEAKS POINT JETTY
DIRECTIONS: (Glen Cove, Nassau
The pleasure of
parking at or near the
Weaks Point Jetty
is basically nonexistent.
For those who don't mind a long walk, here are basic directions.
Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 39 North- Glen Cove Road.
This will change names to Cedar Swamp Road. Proceed north until the
end and make a
right onto Glen Cove Avenue. Go about one-half mile
and make a left onto
Cottage Row turns into Roosevelt at the traffic light. Make a
on Crescent Beach Road. Drive for .4 miles and turn left onto Valley
Road. Take Valley for .7 miles, then bear left through the small
gate and drive
to the beach house. I have been here only a few times
and have never had a
parking in this lot, but there is alternate parking for Glen Cove
residents at the end of Valley Road. The jetty is located a
the beach to the west. Another option would be to get
to the jetty by boat.
jetty is truly unique and well worth all the hassles it takes to
there. It is extremely long and built out of very large rocks. These
create cave-like homes for all types of marine life,
especially crabs, eels and
ranges from five to almost 30 feet out by the point, and because
jetty breaks up most wave action, good visibility can usually be
found on at
least one side.
For lobstering, I
would recommend night dives. During the day the caves are
little too deep, and most of the resident bugs can't even be seen. A
spear fishermen should easily be able to fill his bag
while cruising over the jetty
or the rock beds
that cover most of the bottom on the northeast side.
Current doesn't play too much of
a role when diving here, but an incoming or high slack tide is, of
course, the best for water clarity.
Over the winter of
1991, Mike McMeekin and I returned to the
for the first time in many years. At the base of the
jetty in only a few feet
of water I found a
small wreck. The wreck, apparently a small inboard
have broken free from its mooring and drifted into the jetty.
smashed up, all that remained of this new wreck were her ribs,
and brass propeller.
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