Located close to the eastern tip of Long Island, Shelter Island is an island town that makes up for what it lacks in population—on last count by the United States census, in 2020, that population came in at under 3,500—with a ton of charm, great food and beautiful beaches. It’s an amazing spot for a day trip and quite possibly the best coastal town in New York State.

When it comes to small costal towns, Shelter Island checks all the boxes. Amazing beaches? Check. Great food? Double check. Interesting historical sites? Triple check. So, what are you waiting for? This summer, make the trip to Shelter Island. And, hey, if you are in the Long Island area and love pie, it might be worth considering going on this road trip, which takes you around to all the best bakeries in the area.

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