Shelter Island, situated between the North Fork and the Hamptons on the South Fork, is a haven unlike any other. One of its unique features is that more than a third of the island is occupied by the Nature Conservancy’s Mashomack Preserve, which preserves the land and offers trails for visitors to enjoy the island’s natural beauty.
Shelter Island encompasses various hamlets, including Shelter Island Heights, Silver Beach, Westmoreland, Montclair Colony, and Shelter Island. The island’s boater-friendly environment is a real draw, with hot spots such as Coecles Harbor, Smith Cove, and West Neck Harbor, as well as Dering Harbor, home to the Shelter Island Yacht Club.
Shelter Island is home to several inns, including the renowned Checquit Inn and Ram’s Head Inn. Crescent Beach’s Sunset Beach is a famous attraction for locals and an A-list clientele who enjoy the beach, potent cocktails, and an annual fireworks show. Even Shelter Island’s publicly accessible beaches boast some of the most beautiful waterfront real estate, making them a popular summer escape from the heat. The ferries that serve Shelter Island help to control traffic and ensure that even during the busiest tourist seasons, the island maintains the privacy that its residents appreciate.
When searching for real estate on the North Fork or in the Hamptons of Long Island, New York, Town & Country Real Estate has a property that matches your interests and lifestyle in Shelter Island, whether you’re looking for a forever home, summer house, vacation rental, or investment property.