About Shelter Island

Shelter Island

Recently rate #1 in AOL Travel America's 10 Best Islands, tiny Shelter Island offers a lower-key atmosphere and attitude than the high-maintenance, celebrity-riddled Hamptons. Nestled in between the North and South Forks, it is accessible by North (to Greenport) and South Ferries (to Sag Harbor). At least one third of the island, Mashomack Preserve, is occupied by the Nature Conservancy - preserving the land and maintaining trails to enjoy Nature's incredible island beauty. Shelter Island has one incorporated village called Dering Harbor, and encompasses the hamlets of Montclair Colony (on the South side of the Island), Shelter Island and Shelter Island Heights (North), Silver Beach (SW) and Westmoreland (West). Well known for boaters are Coecles Harbor, Smith Cove and West Neck Harbor. Dering Harbor is home to Shelter Island Yacht Club.

Shelter Island is home to several great Inns, most notably the Checquit and Ram's Head inns. Recently, Crescent Beach's tony "Sunset Beach" attracts locals and famous people acting like locals alike. With some of the most exquisite waterfront real estate even Shelter Island's resident accessible public beaches provide popular summer reprieve from the heat. The ferries control traffic, and ensure that even in the busiest of tourism seasons, the island continues to provide the privacy its residents appreciate so much.

Shelter Island Community Resources
Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce - 631.749.0399

Shelter Island Historical Society - 631.749.0025

Shelter Island School - 631.749.0302

US Post Office - 45 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island 6 Grand Ave, Shelter Island Heights

Shelter Island Library - 631.749.0042

Shelter Island Fire Department - 631.749.0184

Shelter Island Police Department - 631.749.0600

South Ferry - 631.749.1200

North Ferry - 631.749.0139