Nestled in between the North Fork and the Hamptons on the South Fork, Shelter Island is a world apart. 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, Shelter Island, and Shelter Island Heights, Silver Beach, and Westmoreland. Shelter Island is a boater’s haven with Coecles Harbor, Smith Cove, and West Neck Harbor as well as Dering Harbor, home to Shelter Island Yacht Club. These and other hot spots for those enjoying the ‘salt life’ can be found all over Shelter Island.
Shelter Island is home to several great Inns, most notably the Checquit Inn and Ram's Head Inn. Crescent Beach's famous Sunset Beach attracts locals and an A-list clientele who enjoy the beach, strong cocktails, and annual fireworks show. With some of the most exquisite waterfront real estate even Shelter Island's resident accessible public beaches provide a popular summer reprieve from the heat. The ferries control traffic and ensure that even in the busiest of tourism seasons Shelter Island continues to provide the privacy its residents appreciate so much.
When considering homes for sale and real estate on the North Fork or in the Hamptons of Long Island, New York, Town & Country Real Estate has a property to show you in Shelter Island that fits your interests and Hamptons and North Fork lifestyle, whether it be a forever home, summer house, vacation rental, or investment property.