What to do?
Historical homes and Revolutionary museums dot the Mastic Beach landscape, and we invite you to visit these sites, including the William Floyd Estate, Fire Island National Seashore, The Manor of St. George, Smith Point County Park and Wertheim National Refuge, to name a few.
One of the joys of a visit here is getting out into the fresh air. Surfing is a way of life and some of the finest waves, west of Montauk, can be found at Smith Point County Park. If bay side, adrenaline sports are more your speed, try jet-skiing or windsurfing along the Great South Bay and see our Village coastline from a new, breathtaking perspective. If the quiet pace is what you seek, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding are great ways to get in a workout while exploring the Village’s creeks. For competitive athletes, the Smith Point Triathlon is held the first weekend in August.
Fishing AND Boating
A sport-fishing secret, our marinas are filled with pleasure boats heading out to catch “the big one.” With the Moriches Inlet just minutes to the east and the Great South Bay hugging our Village shoreline; anglers come home from their saltwater expeditions with fluke, bass, flounder and mako.
Don’t miss the Fire Island Dune Walk starting at the Fire Island Otis Pike Ranger Station west of Smith Point County Park. This trail meanders through shifting mountains of sand to the Bellport Inlet. The Wertheim Wildlife Refuge, the William Floyd Estate and South Haven County Park offer miles of hiking trails that go through various ecosystems and past kettle holes formed by glaciers during the Ice Age.
For more than two centuries, Mastic Beach has been home to a vibrant community of artists and writers, lured by the refreshing breezes, radiant landscapes and enchanting light. It is a bohemian paradise for those looking for an out-of-the-way artist retreat.