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. It is wedged between Napeague State Park on the west and Hither Hills State Park on the east.
The strip is most famous for its laid back seafood restaurants — most famous of which is the Lobster Roll, often referred to as “Lunch” — 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, New York and Montauk, New York, in the United States. It stretches from the Atlantic Ocean across the entire narrow width of the South Fork of Long Island to Gardiners Bay/Block Island Sound on the north.
The land was initially purchased by the Nature Conservancy and conveyed to New York State in 1986. It consists mostly of wetlands in area where waves overwashed Long Island during the Great Hurricane of 1938. There is virtually no infrastructure or permitted camping at the park which is administered by nearby railroadHither Hills State Park. Its most distinguishing natural feature, a very pristine Atlantic Ocean beach is usually closed during the summer because the endangered Piping Plover nests near the beach.
The landmark of the park is the huge abandoned Smith Meal fish factory in an area on Gardiners Bay called Promised Land.