Smith Creek Inlet is located on the south shore of Long Island on Shinnecock Bay about 15 miles east of Moriches Bay Inlet and 35 miles southwest of Point Montauk. One of three creeks tucked behind East and Punquogue points, the creek is quiet, pretty and easy to navigate.
There are four marinas and marine facilities on Smith Creek, and at least two of them will make their slips available to transient mariners. Repairs are also available here, as is a limited anchorage.
Use NOAA Chart 12352.
Smith Creek is approached from Shinnecock Bay on the west side of the Punquogue Bridge (55-foot fixed vertical clearance). From the Shinnecock Bay Channel, exit at green can 1, about a quarter mile southeast of East Point. From green can 1, head to green can 1A, and then set up for green can 3 and red nun 4 at the entrance to Smith Creek. Depths in the approach channel and in the creek are reported to be six feet.
There are four marina facilities at the head of Smith Creek in the town of Springville, and two of them can accommodate transient guests at their slips. A few boats do anchor out in Smith Creek, but with its open southern location, it is not all that well protected.