Exploring our Island


The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce produces a map that, in addition to giving an excellent roadmap of the Island, also provides an extensive list of Island attractions, including restaurants, shops and services. This map is updated annually and is available at the desk.  If you’d like to download the map and/or learn more about the Island in advance of your visit, The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce is your best first stop.  Their website is: http://shelterislandchamber.org/  Their phone number is: (877) 893-2290.

A very short distance from the Yacht Club is the Shelter Island Heights Historic District. You can read about it here: http://www.shelter-island.org/heights.html   The Heights also offers two intimate commercial districts – on Grand Avenue and Bridge Street – that offer restaurant options, shops, a pharmacy, and a post office.  All are walkable from the Club

If you wish to explore farther afield, you can rent bikes at Piccozzi’s Bike Shop, which is within walking distance of the Club at 177 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island Heights  (631) 749-0045.

Shelter Island Go-Fors is an Island Taxi and errand service. You can reach them at 631-749-4252.

ATTRACTIONS on the Island include:

THE SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY and HAVENS HOUSE MUSEUM AND STORE:    South Ferry Road, Shelter Island   631-749-0025.  www.shelterislandhistorical.org

MASHOMACK  WILDLIFE PRESERVE: South Ferry Road, Route 114  (631) 749-1001.  www.nature.org/mashomack

SYLVESTER MANOR EDUCATIONAL FARM: -80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island.  (631) 749-0626.    A historic plantation and nonprofit farm hosting youth programs,tours, workshops, concerts and special events. Farm produce for sale to the public at our farm stand on Manwaring Rd.  www.sylvestermanor.org

THE PERLMAN MUSIC PROGRAM: 73 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights. (631) 749-0740  Rehearsals and performances open to the public in summer. www.perlmanmusicprogram.org

BEACHES: are marked on the Island map. Popular swimming beaches include Crescent Beach and Wades Beach.