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Getting Here
The NY Kite Center is located at 334 South Bayview Avenue, Amityville, NY, 11701. We are roughly 65 minutes from New York City by train and around 90 minutes by car, traffic dependent. If you are on your way to us for a lesson, we urge that you do the best in the preparation of whatever delays you may encounter to ensure that you are ON TIME. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us  (631) 691-0793 or info@nykitecenter.com

By Car
There are numerous routes to take to reach our location, and the best routes are specific from where you will be coming from. Ideally, you will head east from NYC (west from Eastern Long Island) to Route 110. Head south on Route 110 to the end, taking a left onto Route 27A/Merrick Road. After about ½ mile you will take a left onto Bayview Avenue, there is a Dodge/Chrysler dealership on the corner. At your second stop sign, take a left and continue to the end where our building is located, the last one on the left-hand side. Please park on the gravel along the baseball/soccer fields. Our entrance is located on the side of the building to the left of the large blue doors.

By Train
We are easily accessible by train from Manhattan and the surrounding areas. From Penn Station, take the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) on the Babylon Line. Click here for the Train Schedule Get off the train in Amityville, there will be taxis there who can bring you the short ride to our location – 334 South Bayview Avenue.

By Ferry/Car
If you are coming from the New England area, some people prefer to take the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry to avoid the NYC traffic. The ferry is capable of carrying cars and is located at 330 Water Street Dock, Bridgeport, CT 06604. The ferry docks in Port Jefferson, NY at 102 West Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777. From here you will head West on Route 25A. After 3.4 miles, turn left onto County Rd 97 S/Lower Sheep Pasture Road. Exit onto NY-454 W and continue towards Sunrise Highway. Take Sunrise Highway W/Route 27 W until the expressway ends and you see a Home Depot and Red Lobster on your left. Take that left (Bayview Avenue) and follow straight through 3 stop lights. After the third light, go straight until you reach the second stop sign, take a left, we are located at the end of S. Bayview Ave on the left-hand side. Please visit http://www.88844ferry.com/Home.aspx to make reservations.

Local Kiteboarding Information

The Great South Bay offers an incredible playground to explore by kite with miles of flat water and endless channels of marshland which provide the flattest water you will experience anywhere!  Just over Jones Beach Barrier Island lies the Atlantic Ocean with numerous surf breaks along the shoreline.  A downwinder through the bay or along the coast in the waves is the best way to fully experience what our location offers.  If you go riding by your own means, please always use the BUDDY SYSTEM, respect the beach and other beach goers and please pay attention to the LOCAL RULES:

  • During the summer months (Memorial Day to Labor Day), kiteboarding is ONLY allowed at GILGO BEACH, and you must walk past the last lifeguard stand and AVOID SURFERS, they have the right of way.  This is a wave/ocean riding location – intermediate to advanced riders only.  Rideable winds: NE, E, SE, S, SW, W.  Most prominent: SW
  • Access to the bay during the summer months is restricted to people who have their own boats, other means of water transportation, or use our ‘Afternoon Delight’ service.  There is NO LAUNCHING of any kites on any of the beaches along the bay, PERIOD.
  • Outside the three months of summer, the area is a little more accessible.  You must still RESPECT the beach and all BEACHGOERS and SURFERS.  During the ‘off season’ you can launch from a number of beaches along the ocean, allowing easy downwinders to be set up.  Access to the bay is available at TOBAY BEACH (two miles west of Gilgo), which has a large parking lot and a small sandy beach on the bay side.  Rideable winds: NW, W, SW, S, SE, E, NE.  Beginner friendly, conditions dependent.
  • There is ABSOLUTELY NO KITING AT ANY STATE PARK, for example: Jones Beach State Park and Robert Moses State Park. This is from an old “no kite flying law” that was made before kiteboarding even existed…
  • Please be responsible and do your part in ensuring that we keep this amazing sport safe for ourselves and everyone at the beach.  Respect everyone at the beach, be courteous, and patient with other beachgoers, they were there long before us.  Let them be curious while ensuring you are doing everything on your end to keep it as safe as possible.

 

If your looking for a cheap place to stay you can camp nearby:

http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/parks/wheretogo/campgrounds/index.html