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Address: Southold, NY
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This beautiful beach is across the Long Island Sound from Connecticut.

This beautiful beach is across the Long Island Sound from Connecticut.

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Beautiful Long Island sound beach

Winding inlet out to the sound. Beach on either side . Picturesque. More people than years ago, and a bit rocky , but still really nice area. Bring a chair and umbrella and stay... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
Robin L
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West Islip
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West Islip
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Winding inlet out to the sound. Beach on either side . Picturesque. More people than years ago, and a bit rocky , but still really nice area. Bring a chair and umbrella and stay awaile.

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Thank Robin L
New York, NY
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Friendly folks, mostly families at this beach, and not at all crowded for 3rd of July (Friday) 2015. No sport rentals or concessions here, however there is an ice cream truck that makes the rounds every hour. Parking for newcomers requires a day pass from city hall, or park well outside this lot, such as where we arrived by bikes... More 

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1 Thank circlek22
Southold, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

Great beach for all day long. Bring a blanket and lunch to spend the day. Great rocks for fishing or beach for sunbathing. What is special about Goldsmiths is watching the tide pool fill and empty with the tide schedule. Float in and out. Have a great day! Town permit needed

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Thank chris m
Cutchogue, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Goldsmith's beach is adjacent to a narrow inlet which connects to a large salt pond. As the tide changes the small inlet becomes a swift moving river. Ride the current, but be careful on an outgoing tide, you don't want to end up offshore in the Sound.

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4 Thank JoeDepotLane
Eastern Long Island
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

Goldsmiths Inlet is a small tidal connection between a pond and the Long Island sound. A tide operated mill used to operate here but it is long gone; what remains is a mostly shallow winding creek-like waterway which flows either into the pond or out from it depending on the tide. This makes for a low tech but wonderful "lazy... More 

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3 Thank DCSEasternLongIsland
Southold, New York
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2013

This is one of my favorie beach destinations. This beach has a tidal pond that is a kayaking dream. Nice flat water and undeveloped geography creates a relaxing area to paddle and relax with young ones. When the tide is coming or going, the inlet has a little bit of white water and the kids love it. It is natures... More 

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Thank JerryCibulski
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

The beach to the south west of the inlet is worth a look to, lots of interesti to beachcombers, including the carapaces of horseshoe crabs.

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Southampton, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

This is a beautiful preserve on LI Sound, with a tidal inlet where the water rushes into a peaceful pond. I swam here October 1--not quite polar bear season but thrillingly brisk.

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