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Rocky Point is known on Long Island for being the former home of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), a radio firm that established the Radio Central transmission research facility in the area in the 1920s. The first color television in the world was developed under a covert project kept in one of Radio Central’s buildings. Scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla’s earliest research centers were also located in Rocky Point and the adjacent village of Shoreham.

Local Area Information

Rocky Point is an unincorporated neighborhood and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County’s Town of Brookhaven on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. It is adjacent to the village of Shoreham to the northeast, East Shoreham to the east, Ridge to the southeast, Middle Island to the south, Miller Place to the west and Sound Beach to the northwest. Its northern shores are overlapped by the waters of the Long Island Sound and command fine water views.

At 11.3 square miles in the 2020 US Census, Rocky Point was the seventh largest among the CDPs in the Town of Brookhaven, with a relatively small population of 13,633 compared to Coram’s 40,220 spread over a 13.82-square-mile area, making Rocky Point one of Long Island’s least densely populated neighborhoods. Much of the area is composed of the undeveloped land of the Pine Barrens Preserve, and the rest are residential areas of mostly single-family homes and several multifamily residences.

Rocky Point’s neighborhoods include North Shore Beach featuring waterfront homes and luxury residences on large lots, the Rocky Point Owners co-op community and one of the newest additions, On The Common offering rental properties for veterans and the 55 and over. There are also new constructions and potential mother-daughter homes.

The commercial district is concentrated along North Country Road, where many shopping options, restaurants and other businesses are located. Rocky Point is the site of Long Island’s only paragliding location as appointed by the US Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA). Some of the hamlet’s roads are named after mythical figures and divinities, and its beaches are impressive. Most areas use the 11778 ZIP code, and the rest use 11764.

Rocky Point lies approximately 65 miles northeast of Manhattan, New York City, and served by the Port Jefferson Station via the Long Island Rail Road’s Port Jefferson Branch. A car trip to or from the city takes about an hour and 45 minutes to two hours and 15 minutes via the Long Island Expressway, Northern State Parkway or Southern State Parkway.

General Information

Township: Town of Brookhaven | Farmingville, New York

County: Suffolk County

Population: 13,633 (2020)

Classification: Hamlet, CDP

Chamber of Commerce: Rocky Point Sound Beach Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Rocky Point via the Port Jefferson Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 40 minutes to 2 hours 8 minutes.

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Water District
Suffolk County Water Authority

Gas Company(s)
PSEG Long Island
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
PSEG Long Island

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)


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Beaches & Parks

North Shore Beach is one of the country’s longest strips of private beach, with four entry sites at Broadway Beach, Beech Road Beach, Friendship Beach, and Nimbus Beach. Aside from the opportunity to swim in the Long Island Sound, it offers boating, fishing, kayaking, beachcombing, or just strolling along the shores. This members-only beach has kayak racks, bath houses, free WiFi and parking, and even beach hours for pet dogs.

The Paumanok Path allows visitors to admire and experience the natural splendor of Long Island’s wide fields, forests, and marshes. A 125-mile recreation path near seaside beaches, rivers, and other facilities typically associated with a suburban environment, will appeal to many residents and visiting nature lovers. The trail connects to several other trails and serves as the backbone of Suffolk County’s trail network. It is located in one of the most densely inhabited areas, thus highly accessible to a large number of people.

The Robert Miner Park, formerly named Rocket Ship Park, is one of the recreational facilities maintained by the Town of Brookhaven. Its amenities include a children’s playground, handball court, and ball fields. There are also some park benches, and a parking area abuts the property. It is located on Hallock Landing Road, north of North Country Road and Mark Drive.

Almost 6,000 acres of Pine Barrens and open fields make up the Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest, a location originally used by RCA as an international communications hub that was rendered obsolete with the advent of satellite communication. Today, the area is open to a large array of recreational activities, including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting, trapping, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and wildlife viewing. Access requires a daily permit from November to December and throughout the January Deer Season, during which reservations are also needed.

The Schools

Students in the community attend the schools of the Rocky Point Union Free School District, which has four public schools. All four schools of the district are located in Rocky Point.


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