Birth of a Hamlet

In 1929 one of New York City’s newspapers, The Daily Mirror, offered subscribers the opportunity to buy a 20 x 100-foot parcel of land in an undeveloped area of land between Rocky Point and Miller Place.  Buyers had to agree to take a year’s subscription to The Mirror and could then buy the land for $89.75 per lot―$12.50 down and $3.50 a month until it was paid off.  At first people erected tents and outhouses. Water was obtained by joining the Sound Beach Property Owners Association and bringing jugs to the Community House (today’s Bedrossian’s Real Estate). Eventually small cottages were built; these were later expanded into single-family homes. The first Sound Beach Post Office opened on June 1, 1946.

Prior to that mail could be sent and received c/o  Scotty’s General Store on Echo Ave. or Moeller’s General Store on Sound Beach Blvd. For almost 40 years Sound Beach was a “summer community”—most living here only in the summer months to enjoy the mile and a half of what is still beautiful, pristine beach. Today, Sound Beach has grown to a community which in 2010 had a population of 7612.

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Public Meetings


Town of Brookhaven (TOB)
Town Board, Zoning Board of
Appeals, and Planning Board meetings—Check the TOB website for the schedule of
meetings ( or
call 631-451-TOWN.

School Boards
Miller Place—Typically a Wednesday each month, 8:00
PM, Miller Place High School

But check website for specific dates and times:

Rocky Point—A Monday of each month, 7 PM
But check website for specific dates, times, and

Youth Services

North Shore Youth Council
Providing the North Shore community with comprehensive youth and family programs
525 Rt 25A
Rocky Point, NY 11778
(631) 744-0207

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Community Resources


Local Associations

Sound Beach Property Owners Association

PO Box 213

Sound Beach, NY 11789



Miller Place Civic Association

PO Box 623

Miller Place, NY 11764


Rocky Point Civic Association

PO Box 341

Rocky Point, NY 11788


Rocky Point Sound Beach Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 686
Rocky Point, NY 11778
(631) 729-0699



 The Seventh Precinct holds monthly community meetings. For information on dates and locations of upcoming meetings call (631) 6089 or go to

1491 William Floyd Pkwy.

Shirley, NY 11967

(631) 852-8700


For emergencies call 911

For non-emergencies call (631) 852-2677

COPE (Community Oriented Police Enforcement): (631) 852-8775


Fire Department

Sound Beach Fire Department

152 Sound Beach Blvd.

Sound Beach, NY 11789

Local News

TBR News Media


For non-emergencies only call (631) 744-2151

For room rental (birthdays, showers, family get-togethers, meetings) call (631) 744-7033


Sound Beach


Why Become a Member?

For much of our history, civic associations have served as the “great free schools of democracy.”


As a voluntary association, our capacity for collective action rests on members’ contributions of skill, effort, and time to a common purpose.


Our success in achieving our goals rests on our ability to make our voices heard in the public arena. And the more of us there are, the louder our collective voice will be, and the more we can achieve!


The members of the Civic work to make our community a better, more pleasant place to live. We hope you’ll join us.

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Membership Information

Membership is open to all residents, business owners, and property owners within the Hamlet of Sound Beach who have reached the age of eighteen.

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How to join: Come to our next meeting or click here to open a printable application form.

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Dues: $20 per household due each January.  Those joining after October 1st will be validated through the next calendar year.

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Meetings: The Civic association meetings are held each month (except December) on the second Monday, 7:30 PM, at the Sound Beach Firehouse, second floor.

Refreshments are served after the meetings.

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