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It takes little more than a peek at a map to figure out how Shelter Island got its name. The island is nestled between the north and south forks of Long Island with Robins Island to the west and Gardiners Island to the east. Its Native American name, Manhansack-aha-quash-awamock, literally translates to “island sheltered by islands.” This rare geography has shaped Shelter Island as a nature lover’s paradise. The island’s remote locale has also made it a destination for people seeking a summertime escape from New York City and beyond, particularly boaters who spend their weekends patrolling Shelter Island Sound and Gardiners Bay.

Attractions

3 Ram Island Road,, Shelter Island

Shelter Island Whale’s Tale

18-hole lit miniature golf course with ice cream, baked goods and an indoor game room.

631-749-1839 • shelterislandwhalestale.com

Beaches

Shelter Island

Crescent Beach

Open for permit holders at Shore Road off West Neck Road, on Southold Bay, northwest side of island. Swimming, picnic tables, restrooms.

631-749-1166 • shelterislandtown.us

Shelter Island

Wades Beach

Open for permit holders at Heron Lane off Shorewood Road, on Shelter Island Sound, southwest side of island. Swimming, picnic tables, restrooms.

631-749-1166 • shelterislandtown.us

Biking

Cideries, Breweries & Distilleries

Dining

23 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island

18 Bay

749-0053 • 18bayrestaurant.com

25 West Neck Road, Shelter Island

Eagle Deli

749-5363

15 Grand Ave., Shelter Island

Isola

749-9036 • isolany.com

27 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island

Kyle’s

749-0579 • kylescooking.com

55 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island

Maria’s Kitchen

749-5450 • mariaskitchenshelterisland.com

108 Ram Island Dr., Shelter Island

Ram’s Head Inn

749-0811 • theramsheadinn.com

63 South Menantic Road, Shelter Island

SALT

749-5535 • saltshelterisland.com

9 N. Ferry Rd., Shelter Island

Slice

749-9292

17 Grand Ave., Shelter Island

Stars Café

749-5345 • starscafeshelterisland.com

185 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island

The Dory

749-4300

26 Sunnyside Drive, Shelter Island

The Flying Goat

749-5404 • flyinggoatrestaurant.com

63 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island

The Islander

749-1998 • theislandersi.com

81 Shore Road, Shelter Island

The Pridwin

749-0476 • pridwin.com

41 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island

Vine Street Café

749-3210 • vinestreetcafe.com

Farm Stand

Golf

26 Sunnyside Ave., Shelter Island Heights

Shelter Island Country Club

9-hole, par 33 public course.

631-749-0416 • shelterislandcc.org

Historic Sites

16 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island

Havens House

William Havens built this Shelter Island farmhouse in 1743. Throughout the years, the building has also served as a store, tavern, school, post office and the town meeting hall. The Shelter Island Historical Society now maintains the property, which is on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places. The Havens House now...

631-749-0025 • shelterislandhistorical.org

80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm

The farm is a 243-acre historic plantation and nonprofit that works to engage the community through farm-based and cultural programs. The property was once a Native American hunting and fishing ground and has been home to 11 generations of its original European settler family since 1652. Today the Manor serves as part museum, part organic...

631-749-0626 • sylvestermanor.org

Libraries

Lodging

1 Thomas Ave., Shelter Island

Azalea House

631-749-4252 • azaleahousebedandbreakfast.com

3 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island

Candlelite Inn

631-749-0676 • thecandleliteinn.com

13 Winthrop Road, Shelter Island

Dering Harbor Inn

631-749-0900 • deringharborinn.net

7 Stearns Point Road, Shelter Island

Seven on Shelter

347-326-3259 • sevenonshelter.com

11 Stearns Point Road, Shelter Island

Shelter Island House

631-749-1633 • shelterislandhouse.com

35 Shore Road, Shelter Island

Sunset Beach

631-749-2001 • sunsetbeachli.com

23 Grand Ave., Shelter Island

The Chequit

631-749-0018 • thechequit.com

81 Shore Road, Shelter Island

The Pridwin

631-749-0476 • pridwin.com

2 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island

Two South Ferry

631-749-3208 • twosouthferrybandb.com

Marinas

63 South Menantic Road, Shelter Island

Island Boatyard

631-749-3333 • islandboatyard.com

Parks, Preserves, and Camping

79 South Ferry Road, Shelter Island

Mashomack Preserve

Over 2,000 acres of tidal creeks, woodlands, fields, coastline, salt marshes, freshwater wetlands, upland oak and beech forest and grassy meadows, managed by The Nature Conservancy. Only hiking is allowed; jogging, bicycling, horseback riding and pets are all prohibited. Great birding spot.

631-749-1001 • nature.org/mashomack

Spas, Salons & Barbers

69 N Midway Rd, Shelter Island

Anna’s Salon

(631) 749-4293 • https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Hair-Salon/Annas-Salon-521331444589929/

3 S Ferry Rd, Shelter Island

JBS Salon

(631) 749-0676

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