Napeague is located on a very narrow, low lying strip between the Atlantic Ocean and Gardiners Bay that was flooded in the Great Hurricane of 1938. The strip is most famous for its laid back seafood restaurants and an art project called the Art Barge. Napeague is also home to Napeague State Park; a 1,364 acre park on either side of the Montauk Highway Route 27 on the "Napeague Stretch" between Amagansett and Montauk, New York . The park's most distinguishing natural feature is a very pristine Atlantic Ocean beach, usually closed during the summer because the endangered Piping Plover nests near the beach.
Photo: This is a view, looking north, of Gardiner's Island, showing in foreground a long sandbar extending south into Napeague bay. (Newsday / Ken Spencer )