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Riverhead High School athletes unwind after an after school workout. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The temperature in Riverhead hit a balmy — and rather unusual for mid-February — 52 degrees on Monday.

The sunset over Long Island Sound was clear with no wind as more than a dozen local beachlovers in search of something to lift their spirits flocked to Reeves Beach. Some came with cameras, some with their dogs and children and even some high school athletes were there to unwind after a school workout in the gym.

The cliffs that abut the beach offer breathtaking sunset views and in the distance there are the remains of two shipwrecks also called the Reeves Beach Barges. The boats ran aground during a winter storm decades ago and during the season are great for exploring at low tide. You might find starfish, minnows and other aquatic life.

Your North Fork Sunday Scene features weekly snap shots of life on Long Island’s top fork

Sunset at Reeves Beach.
Sunset at Reeves Beach.
Donna Wish of Manorville testing the setting on a new camera at Reeves Beach Monday.
Donna Wish of Manorville testing the setting on a new camera at Reeves Beach Monday.

Previous North Fork Sunday Scenes:

An early harbinger of spring

A field of geese? Look again

A North Fork snow day

A New Suffolk Ave. sunset drive

Icicles form at Iron Pier Beach

Birds of many feathers in Riverhead

Blanket-wrapped horses

Katahdin sheep in Jamesport

Late fall harvest at Andrews Family Farm

Feisty Acres quail farm

Fall art in the fields

North Fork fall foliage

Healing with Horses

Harvest is coming

CSA pickup day at Biophilia

A postcard from Love Lane

Bring on summer

A stroll down Oregon Road

‘Zenful’ flowers in Baiting Hollow

Hello from this North Fork mama and her babies

North Fork asparagus is here