Exploring Shelter Island




Long IslandShelter Island


Shelter Island, a short ferry ride from Greenport from the North or Sag Harbor from the South, this  is a large island found between the North and South Forks of Long Island.  This 12.1 sq. mile island is primarily residential with a few good restaurants, hotels and wonderful beaches.  My favorites include:

Sunset Beach:  This hotel and restaurant is a great spot on Shore Road with a 20 room hotel, French Bistro and great bar.  It is across from the beach.  This is the perfect spot for a drink at the end of the day to watch the sunset with a cocktail.

Vine St. Cafe:  At 41 S. Ferry Rd., this is a great restaurant in the middle of the island under the same ownership as Blue Canoe in Greenport.  The atmosphere is comfortable, yet contemporary and food excellent.  I enjoyed the prix fixe menu before 6pm with some wonderful raw clams, a great miso glazed salmon on a bed of vegetables with rice plus a coconut sorbet for dessert.  It is popular so make sure to book your reservation before.

The Chequit hotel gets good reviews as well.