Kirk Park Beach is located at 20 Main Street, which is just off of Route 27 and near Montauk, New York. The beachfront is roughly 500 feet. Between late May and late June, lifeguards are on the premises on weekends only from 9:00am to 6:00pm. For the majority of the month of September, lifeguards are available on weekends only, during the same timeframe. From late June through early September, lifeguards are on the premises daily from 9:00am to 6:00pm. In some instances, it is possible that lifeguards are not available after 5:00pm.
Kirk Park Beach is on the east end of town. It is near the entrance to Montauk Village. Kirk Park Beach is also known as Umbrella Beach. It is also sometimes called IGA Beach because it is located close to the IGA grocery store in Montauk.
Overnight camping is not permitted at the beach. Visitors can expect to pay a daily parking fee of $10 unless they have a parking permit (which is available to residents). Driving 4X4 vehicles on the beach is strictly monitored and prohibited from 10:00am to 6:00pm daily year round. Driving on the beach even during permitted times requires an East Hampton Town Permit. Non-residents can purchase such a permit at the Town Clerk's Office, which is located on Main Street. These permits carry an annual fee of $125.00.
For those wanting to launch their boat, any of the local marinas will put your boat in the water. The marinas generally charge a fee of $2 to $3 per foot of boat to place a boat in the water. If visitors want to launch their own boat, a Launch Ramp Permit is required. Launch Ramp Permits are available at the Town Clerk's Office and carry and annual fee of $50. Anyone possessing a Launch Ramp Permit must is the West Lake Drive Ramp that is located on West Lake Drive, across from Harborside Motel. Boat rentals are also available from Uihlein's. Uihlein's offers both daily and hourly rental rates. They can be reached by calling 631-668-3799. Uihlein's also rents jet skis.
Visitors interested in whale watching can contact the Viking Fleet. The Viking Fleet requires reservations and offers trips further out to sea to see porpoises, whales, and other marine life. Anyone interested in obtaining additional information about the Viking Fleet can call 631-668-5700.
In addition to boating and swimming, visitors can also bike around the beach area. There are many open roads and trails in the area. Visitors can bring their own bikes or rent bikes from the Montauk Bike Shop. The Montauk Bike Shop can be reached by calling 631-668-8975.
There is a park located across from the beach called Kirk Park, and it has a picnic area available. Restrooms are also available in this area. In addition, there are several stores and restaurants within walking distance of Kirk Park Beach. Other activities available in the area include surfing, golfing, and tennis.
Additional information about Kirk Park Beach can be obtained by calling 631-324-2417.