Parking Information

Visitors to Brookhaven facilities now have the option to purchase a parking permit (view all Parks Permits) or to pay-as-you-go at a parking pay station.  

2021 Parking Permit

If your vehicle displays a valid 2021 Parking Permit, you do not have to use a parking pay station. Parking Permits may be purchased online (at any time) or in person (reservations recommended) at 286 Hawkins Road in Centereach during the following days and hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Resident Parking Permit Fees

  • $25 for first vehicle
  • $15 for each additional vehicle in household
  • $5 for Senior Citizens (60+), Handicapped and Veterans per vehicle
  • Free for Service-Connected Disabled Veterans

Non-Resident Parking Permit Fee

  • $350 per vehicle

Parking Pay Stations

If your vehicle does not display a valid 2021 Parking Permit, you must pay for parking at one of pay stations. 

Directions for Using Pay Stations

Parking is not guaranteed unless vehicle is physically in a parking space. Parking cannot be paid prior to arrival and securing a parking space.

  • Park your vehicle. Vehicles must be parked head-in and within marked lines. 
  • Remember your license plate number or use your smartphone to take a photo of your vehicle license plate.
  • Enter your license plate number at the pay station or use the Flowbird App and pay with your smartphone.
  • Select parking duration.
  • Pay with cash or credit card. Pay Stations do not dispense change. All pay stations accept coins or credit cards.  Gray colored pay stations accept $1, $5 and $10 bills.
  • Proceed to your destination. There is no need to display a ticket or receipt on vehicle dashboard.


  • Monday - Friday:  $2.00 per hour
  • Saturday, Sunday and Holidays:  $3.00 per hour
  • Daily Rate (Port Jefferson and Sandspit Marina only):  $25 up to 24 hours
  • Weekly Rate (Port Jefferson and Sandspit Marina only):  $150 up to 7 days

Pay Station Locations/Hours of Operation

  • Cedar Beach: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Cedar Beach West: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Cedar Beach Fishing Pier: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm*
  • Corey Beach: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm*
  • Holtsville Ecology Site/Pool: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Port Jefferson Marina: 24 hours
  • Sandspit Marina: 24 hours*
  • Shoreham Beach: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm*
  • West Meadow Beach: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm*

*Night Fishing Permit required from 5:00 pm - 6:00 am. Parking Permit or Pay Station required all other hours.