Oak Beach–Captree, New York

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Oak Beach–Captree, New York
Cottages at Captree Island
Cottages at Captree Island
U.S. Census map
U.S. Census map
Oak Beach-Captree is located in New York
Oak Beach-Captree
Oak Beach-Captree
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°38′21″N 73°17′35″W / 40.63917°N 73.29306°W / 40.63917; -73.29306Coordinates: 40°38′21″N 73°17′35″W / 40.63917°N 73.29306°W / 40.63917; -73.29306
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Total3.7 sq mi (9.5 km2)
 • Land2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
6 ft (2 m)
 • Total286
 • Density78/sq mi (30/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code36-54112

Oak Beach–Captree was a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Babylon in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 286 at the 2010 census.[1]

Prior to the 2010 census, the area was part of a larger CDP called Gilgo-Oak Beach-Captree, New York. The Oak Beach–Captree CDP consists of some small beach communities on a barrier island along the southern edge of Long Island, including Oak Beach, Oak Island, and Captree Island. As of 2020, Oak Beach–Captree was split into two separate CDPs called Oak Beach and Captree.[2]


Oak Beach–Captree was located at 40°38′21″N 73°17′35″W / 40.63917°N 73.29306°W / 40.63917; -73.29306.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.5 km2), of which 2.7 square miles (7.1 km2) is land and 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2), or 25.03%, is water.[1]


The census numbers are presumably for full-time inhabitants; many of these houses are second homes and not primary residences, although the proportion of seasonal residents is decreasing.

The land for these communities is not privately owned, but leased from the Town of Babylon through the year 2050. However, the residences on the property are owned. If the leases are not renewed at some point in the future, the owners will have to move the houses elsewhere, similar to what happened at High Hill Beach when Jones Beach State Park was created.


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Oak Beach-Captree CDP, New York". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  2. ^ "State of New York Census Designated Places - Current/BAS20 - Data as of January 1, 2019". tigerweb.geo.census.gov. Retrieved 2020-02-25.