WEAKS POINT JETTY New York Beach Diving Guide for scuba divers.
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WEAKS POINT JETTY

DIRECTIONS:                                (Glen Cove, Nassau County)

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. Cottage Row turns into Roosevelt at the traffic light. Make a right turn 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 problem with parking in this lot, but there is alternate parking for Glen Cove town residents at the end of Valley Road. The jetty is located a half-mile down the beach to the west. Another option would be to get to the jetty by boat.

CONDITIONS:

This hook-shaped jetty is truly unique and well worth all the hassles it takes to get there. It is extremely long and built out of very large rocks. These rocks create cave-like homes for all types of marine life, especially crabs, eels and lobsters. Depth ranges from five to almost 30 feet out by the point, and because the 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 just a little too deep, and most of the resident bugs can't even be seen. A good 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 Weaks Point Jetty 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 motorboat, must have broken free from its mooring and drifted into the jetty. Already smashed up, all that remained of this new wreck were her ribs, engine and brass propeller.

 
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