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Shirley overview

Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of Stony Brook University. Make it a point to see sights like Smith Point County Park and Ship Bottom Beach. Shirley is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Shirley

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Shirley has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Shirley with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Shirley hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Shirley hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Shirley

Fly in to Islip, NY (ISP-MacArthur), 12.1 mi (19.4 km) from downtown Shirley. Farmingdale, NY (FRG-Republic) is the next closest major airport, 29.2 mi (47 km) away. Mastic Shirley Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Shirley

Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Long Island Game Farm
  • • Splish Splash Water Park
  • • Out East Family Fun
  • • Safari Adventure
  • • Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
Here are some local highlights:
  • • Smith Point County Park
  • • Ship Bottom Beach
  • • William Floyd Estate
  • • TWA Flight 800 International Memorial
  • • Smith Point County Park

When to visit Shirley

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 52°F day, 22°F night
  • April-June: 81°F day, 34°F night
  • July-September: 83°F day, 49°F night
  • October-December: 69°F day, 24°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 11.42 inches
  • April-June: 13.03 inches
  • July-September: 11.18 inches
  • October-December: 11.73 inches