A North Ferry boat makes the approach to Shelter Island. (Credit: David Benthal)
A short ferry ride from Greenport, Shelter Island feels like a different place and time. Visitors can sit at the Shelter Island Pharmacy counter and the staff will cook them breakfast, find serenity hiking the tranquil coastline and unwind at cozy inns full of understated sophistication. (more…)
Okay visitors — and year rounders with faulty memories — here’s the skinny for those in bikinis.
Shelter Island has some 20 miles of coastline that ranges from sandy beaches with shallow waters and lifeguards to rustic spots that offer beauty and seclusion but with a little less polish. If you’re “just visiting” you may feel that beach access is a treat to be enjoyed only by residents but that is not the case here.
Whether you’re visiting for the summer or just a day, here’s a guide to the ins and outs, do’s and don’ts of Shelter Island Town’s beaches.(more…)