Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sunset Beach on Shelter Island

In case you hadn't noticed, it's the end of April. Memorial Day is coming and soon the summer will be here. What should you be doing? Well, of course, planning your summer getaways! We've got one for you. Head to Sunset Beach on Shelter Island. You'll be glad you did. 

Open May 16th through September, you've got four months to enjoy this little slice of heaven on Long Island. That said, choose wisely. This is a hipster spot in the height of the season and the rates (and crowds) increase for holidays as well as weekends in July and August. You can take advantage of off peak times in May, June and September in order to enjoy the quiet beauty of the island. You can also check out Sunset Beach for the day. When you do, have lunch and a drink, and enjoy the scenery.

The hotel's beach-side restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere - the kind that makes you want to enjoy another drink and keep watching the sunset. Get what we mean? There is a nice selection of food on the lunch, dinner and brunch menus. It ranges from fresh local Ceviche to New York Steak Frites for lunch and dinner to Soft Boiled Eggs, Quiche Lorraine and Buttermilk Pancakes for brunch. We know from experience that the Salade Nicoise, Seasonal Fruit Crisp du Jour and the Lillets (which you will have to ask for because Lillet isn't on the menu) are good. 

To get to Shelter Island, you'll have to take a ferry from Greenport, Long Island. The ferry lines can be long so, to avoid the crowds, try to get there early during peak season.

Well, what are you waiting for? Head to the beach and enjoy the sunset!

35 Shore Road
Shelter Island, Long Island, NY 11965

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