CRESLI Seal Walks at Cupsogue Beach

From: 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

Join CRESLI scientists, educators, and volunteers on an informative guided walk to learn about, observe (without causing disturbance), and photograph seals in the natural environment.   CRESLI seal walks will take place between November and early May. Please note that weather will play a significant role in affecting the seal walk schedule. Please call CRESLI at (631) 319-6003 for schedule changes and cancellations.

Reservations are required and must be made at

Cost = Suggested donation of $5 per adult and $3 per child under 18

CRESLI seal walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park (975 Dune Road in Westhampton Beach; the far western end)  will meet 15 minutes before the listed departure time from area near the fence at the western end of the parking lot.  The walks are approximately 1.2 miles round trip and take about 1.5 hours.  These walks are suitable for children.  Please be advised that there are no bathroom facilities available at this park during the winter.

  • All equipment will be sanitized before and after each walk.
  • Telescopes will be replaced with high resolution digital cameras with viewing screen which the public will not be allowed to touch

Please DO NOT PARTICIPATE IF YOU ARE SICK OR HAVE ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS. If you have been in contact with someone who is sick, please stay home!

Look for a sign or poster from CRESLI near the fence.  Please be prepared for the COLD i.e., wear warm clothing in layers; wear long pants, hat, gloves, etc.  Check the weather for Westhampton Beach and assume that the winds will produce wind chill. It’s better to be a more-on, than a less-on, i.e., having more layers than you need is the right thing.  We also suggest bringing water, binoculars, cameras, or a telescope and whatever else you might want need.

  • Your donation (suggested at $5.00/adult and $3.00/those under 18) to CRESLI can be given at some time before the walk. Remember that this is simply a suggested donation, is not a requirement for joining us, and we will gladly accept more (if you so desire) and will accept less (if you so desire). Your donation goes entirely to support CRESLI's research, education and outreach programs.
  • Please go to our Donate page ( and select “Other donation amount ($5.00 minimum).” Enter the amount you wish to donate.  If you are unsure as to whether your donation will be seen, rest assure that it will, but please go to the “Honoree” section and instead of an “Honoree Name” – enter the particulars regarding your name and trip date.

If you have questions please do not hesitate to ask via e-mail or telephone (631-319-6003 office; 631-316-3441 mobile).  For additional information you can also go to  

Severe weather and/or unsafe driving conditions may cause us to cancel the walk.  If that is the case, we will do our best to contact you in advance.


Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 10:45am to 12:15pm

Cupsogue Beach County Park
906 Dune Rd Westhampton, NY

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Family-Friendly, Outdoor & Recreation


South Fork, Suffolk County



Suggested donation of $5 per adult and $3 per child under 18


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