Little Bay Park (Fort Totten)

Little Bay
Sunrise to Sunset (April 1 to December 1)

Rules Prohibit:

  • Swimming, diving, or bathing
  • Rafts or other inflatables
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Littering
  • Smoking
  • Any discharge into water
  • Pets off leash or in the water
  • Open flame
  • Storing personal property
  • Motor vehicles without specific authorization

Location Details

Launch: Yes

Landing: Yes

Site Fee: No

ADA Accessible: No

Rental: No

Storage: No

Rest Area: Yes

Parking: Yes


Fort Totten

Fort Totten

Fort Totten

Fort Totten

Fort Totten

Fort Totten

Nearby Locations

By Car

Cross Island Parkway exit to Bell Boulevard or Clearview Expressway exit to Willets Point Boulevard.

By Mass Transit

Q13 or Q16 Bus

The nearby points of interests are the Habitat of the Salt Marshes, Fort Totten, Civil War Battery, Throgs Neck Bridge and Whitestone Bridge. A typical day paddle would take you into Little Bay around the peninsula into Little Neck Bay toward the Bayside Marina and near Alley Pond Creek.



No Access Areas

The Military has a ‘No Access Area’ near Fort Totten

Restrictive Conditions


Hazardous Launch/Landing Conditions

It is not a straight/direct path and it is a rocky, dirt path.


There is a current around the jetty, which pulls into Little Neck Bay.  Out in the deep channel, there are a few strong currents.  It is advised to stay 200 feet from the shore to avoid strong currents.

Emergency Landing Points

During low tide the landing point will be the beach along Little Bay Park. During high tide the Bayside Marina launch/landing will be the nearest emergency landing. During high tide the beach should not be used as an emergency landing because it is dangerous due to the rocks.

Nearest Hospitals

1. North Shore University Hospital: 300 Community Drive (516) 562-0100
2. Long Island Jewish Hospital: 270-05 76th Avenue (718) or (516) 470-7000
3. New York Hospital: 56-45 Main Street (718) 670-1231
4. Parkway Hospital: 70-35 113th Street (718) 990-4100

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