If your ideal vacation features plenty of action, Shelter Island won’t disappoint. Hike or kayak in Mashomack Nature Preserve. Sail or paddle board from one of the local beaches, or schedule a round of golf or tennis at Shelter Island Country club. Take a leisurely walk or adventurous trek on one of the many Shelter Island open space trails. You can also celebrate the histories of the open space lands on Shelter Island until December 23, 2021 at this exclusive Shelter Island History Center Exhibit. Or simply do nothing at all.
Shelter Island’s five beautiful beaches offer something for everyone. Walk just five minutes from Seven on Shelter Island to Crescent beach (aka Sunset Beach) for a fun, fashionable scene – particularly at sunset. Or pack up the family and splash about at Wade’s beach. For a romantic stroll without a soul in sight, head to quiet Hay beach.
A Step Back In Time
Staying on Shelter Island is a great way to experience American history. Start your stroll through time at the Shelter Island Historical Society, an estate dating back to 1743 featuring exhibits and educational programs. Don’t miss Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, a historical center dating back to 1651 chronicling American farm life. Music buffs shouldn’t miss the Perlman Music Program that offers regularly scheduled classical music performances. Call for more information during your stay.
Fine Dining Without The Fuss
“Hamptons without the velvet rope” sums up the island’s restaurant scene. Casual options include the always happening seaside eatery Salt, as well as Shelter Island Craft Brewery. For a lowkey approach to fine dining, check out 18 Bay or The Vine Street Café.