A visit to Suffolk County’s South Shore conjures up imagery of the summer sun, sand and surf. With miles and miles of white sand beaches, the South Shore welcomes visitors to come and play at its shore. There are many public parks and beaches to explore, from Robert Moses State Park and Connetquot River State Park to Smith Point County Park at the eastern end of the region.
Also not to be missed are the quaint shops and harbor front restaurants featuring the catch-of-the-day from local fishing boats. Or head out on an ocean fishing adventure yourself at one of the local marinas where captains will gear you up with everything you’ll need. Or maybe consider a more sedate dining cruise through the bay.
Maritime history is a large part of the South Shore region so be sure to explore a local maritime museum. And while many people consider the North Shore to have been the primary playground of the rich and famous from New York’s Gilded Age, the South Shore also features several mansions from that era, along with a beautiful arboretum and gardens on the Connetquot River.