27 Aug Top Long Island Boater Destinations
The dog days of summer have come and gone. With winter approaching fast there is only a little time left to get out and explore the waters of Long Island. Are you looking for some of the best Long Island boater destinations this island has to offer? If so, here are five places you don’t want to miss before the boating season is gone.
Ocean Beach, Fire Island
Ocean Beach is the heart and soul of Fire Island and home to one of the ten best beaches in the world. The beaches are clean, the cars are rare, and the scenery is entirely photogenic. Plenty of things to do on a sunny day, and also a perfect place to be lazy. Before the summer is over, make sure you set sail for Ocean Beach to experience its charm for yourself.
Nautical Mile, Freeport
The Nautical Mile in Freeport NY has a long history that has only become better with age. It is bigger and better after being destroyed and rebuilt due to Hurricane Sandy. While the sun is up, the Mile features great food, great shops, and boating tours. After dark, it transforms into one of Long Islands hottest clubs scenes where the party goes on and on.
Port Washington, NY
The village of Port Washington, over looking Manhasset Bay is known as a boating mecca. It’s home to a huge number of marinas, yacht clubs, and some excellent beaches. The bay is protected from the wind, so it’s a great place to find refuge from the weather. When you are exploring Long Island by boat, be sure to spend at least a day exploring Port Washington.
Montauk has something for everyone. Home to six beautiful state parks, Montauk features one of the oldest light houses in the United States and offers fishing, more fishing, and even extreme fishing. Located on Long Island's southern front, Montauk has a rich history that is as colorful as its night life. Come for the fish, or for the natural beauty, “The Living End” is waiting for you.
Port Jefferson, NY
The Village of Port Jefferson has a long tradition in ship building and with being obsessed with the English poet, Charles Dickens. Port Jeff has a ton of waterfront businesses and public dock space. Home to the deep calm waters of Pirate’s Cove, Port Jefferson is the perfect place to drop anchor and unwind.