The shores of Little Neck Bay are thickly settled, and there are many private boat landings. A much used anchorage, in depths of 2½ to 7 feet, is in the cove midway along the east side of the bay.
A small-craft facility is on the west side of the bay. Water, ice, and limited marine supplies are available. In 1981, the facility had a reported depth of 4 feet alongside.
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Kings Point, marked by a private light, is 1.6 miles south-southwestward of Hewlett Point and is the site of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The 172-foot unguyed steel flagpole at the academy is said to be the country’s tallest; the top of the pole is 216 feet above the water. A boat basin, partially enclosed by an L-shaped pier, is at the point. In 1991, the basin had reported depths of 12 to 14 feet.
Kings Point Coast Guard Station is located at the northern end of the Kings Point boat basin.
Little Neck Bay is entered between Kings Point and Willets Point, 1.2 miles to the south-southwestward. Depths are 10 to 12 feet in the entrance, decreasing gradually to the head, about 2 miles inland, where the bay divides into two branches which almost dry; there are boulders in places close to the shores.