Hotels in Shelter Island, New York

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Shelter Island overview

Surrounded by picturesque views of beaches and islands, Shelter Island is known for its natural features and theaters. You'll enjoy activities like whale watching and boating. Soak up some sunshine at Wades Beach and Menhadden Lane Beach. Make it a point to see sights like Mashomack Preserve and Havens House. Whatever you're into, Shelter Island has something for you.

Where to stay in Shelter Island

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

How to get to Shelter Island

Fly in to Islip, NY (ISP-MacArthur), 45.3 mi (72.9 km) from downtown Shelter Island. New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 82.2 mi (132.3 km) away.

What to see around Shelter Island

Outdoor activities are at hand such as boating, camping, and golf, along with attractions like:
  • • Gardiner's Bay Country Club
  • • Shelter Island Country Club
  • • Island's End Golf and Country Club
  • • Island's End Golf & Country Club
  • • Sag Harbor State Golf Course
The area's local highlights include its theater and places like:
  • • Bay Street Theatre
  • • Guild Hall
  • • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
Its beaches and whale watching offer a glimpse of the natural beauty, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Mashomack Preserve
  • • Wades Beach
  • • Menhadden Lane Beach
  • • Shell Beach
  • • Sunset Beach
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • Havens House
  • • Shelter Island Whale's Tail
  • • Sylvester Manor
  • • Crescent Beach
  • • Shelter Island Tennis Club

When to visit Shelter Island

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, 19°F night
  • April-June: 79°F day, 31°F night
  • July-September: 81°F day, 46°F night
  • October-December: 68°F day, 21°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 11.22 inches
  • April-June: 12.60 inches
  • July-September: 11.54 inches
  • October-December: 11.61 inches
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