By Mike Busch

The recent storms seem to have taken their toll on Fire Island between Old Inlet and Bellport Beach.

From what I can tell from some zoomed images from Smith Point, the dune between Old Inlet and Bellport Beach has eroded away and put the Bellport Pavillion in a precarious position.

The photos below were taken yesterday from the F.I.N.S. visitor center at Smith Point.

Davis Park and Bellport Beach 2-13-17

Bellport Beach Pavillion 2-13-17

I hope to get over this weekend for a better look.

For reference the images and drone video below were taken on Christmas Day.

Looking East from Bellport Beach toward Old Inlet and Smith Point 12-25-16

Looking West toward Watch Hill From Pavillion 12-25-16