Introduction to Rocky Point, New York
Rocky Point, New York, in Suffolk county, is 19 miles S of Milford, Connecticut and 57 miles E of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. There are an estimated 10,185 people in Rocky Point.
Rocky Point History
Rocky Point was settled in by Europeans in the 1800s. Its first post office was established in the 1870s. It is a census-designated hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven, which was incorporated in 1686. The RCA Radio Central transmitted its first transatlantic message from Rocky Point on November 5, 1921. The Radio Central was a milestone in the development of wireless communication. However, it was demolished in the 1970s.
Rocky Point and nearby Attractions
- Wildwood State Park
- BNL Science Museum
- Hillwood Art Museum
- John A. Minetto State Park
- Fire Island National Seashore
- Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park
Things To Do In Rocky Point
While staying in Rocky Point, you can visit the Wildwood State Park, Heckscher State Park, John A. Minetto State Park and the Fire Island National Seashore. The Hillwood Art Museum, Bellport- Brookhaven Historical Society Museum, Long Island Museum and the Garbage Museum are also popular local tourist spots.
Rocky Point Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Long Island Mac Arthur Airport.
Rocky Point Higher Education
Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus, SUNY at Stony Brook and University of New Haven provide facilities for higher education.