Little Bay Park (Fort Totten)
Sunrise to Sunset (April 1 to December 1)
- Swimming, diving, or bathing
- Rafts or other inflatables
- Consumption of alcohol
- Any discharge into water
- Pets off leash or in the water
- Open flame
- Storing personal property
- Motor vehicles without specific authorization
Site Fee: No
ADA Accessible: No
Rest Area: Yes
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
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.
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