Dock Beach

WANTED: Lifeguard for Dock Beach!
Full-time or part-time

Hours are 11am to 4pm daily

during July & August.


Required Certifications:

  • Waterfront Certification

  • Lifeguard Training and First Aid

  • CPR/AED for Lifeguards

IPP will pay for your certification classes.

Please contact Wendy O'Neil at

or at 413-446-4788.

Dock Beach, owned and run by IPP, is a crescent-shaped beach located along the western shore of Fishers Island at the mouth of West Harbor. It is Fishers Island's smallest beach, but its beauty and charm are matchless. The sky blue waters and soft, white sands are perfect for young children, and the water is clear enough for snorkeling.  Because of its calmer waters protected by the inlet of West Harbor, the beach is interesting and informative for children as they come across hermit crabs, spider crabs, red jellies and moon jellies.  There is a roped-off swim area, and  lifeguards will be on duty weekdays throughout July and August  11:00am to 4:00pm. Bring a picnic and while the kids swim you can enjoy the views of moored sailboats and in the distance the majestic Long Island Sound.


  • Enjoy the beautiful setting and swim within the nets

  • Listen to the lifeguard on duty

  • Respect the wildlife including horseshoe crabs & hermit crabs



  • Please don’t climb on the rocks or lifeguard chair

  • Please don’t bother the lifeguard equipment

  • Please don’t dive off of the swim platform

  • Please leave your pets at home during swim hours

And, please take home everything you brought.

The Cardboard Boat Regatta is held once each summer at dock beach. Here's a PDF of the rules of how to build your boat. They're pretty much the same as last year, but it's good to review before you get started.

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