Capture the Essence of Exploration at 5 Waterfront Gems

Calm, coastal and pleasing to the eye, Long Island marinas and harbors capture the essence of exploration in one nautical setting. They’re gateways to maritime merriment for boaters and spots to sit and watch the sunset for others. These Long Island marinas and harbors have a welcome excess of summertime charm. Take it from these five—it is just part of their beauty.

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Mitchell Park Marina, Greenport



Adjacent to the antique carousel and boardwalk, Mitchell Park Marina is the perfect place to spend a warm afternoon. Visitors can saunter around the neighboring four-acres of park property and picnic on local fare from the new Dockside Deli or small plates from Noah’s. As dusk sets in, all cameras should be on deck—the colors in the sky are always worth a photo shoot. Phone: 631-477-2200 | Address: 115 Front St Click to visit

Port Jefferson Harbor, Port Jefferson



Stationed beside Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park, the Port Jefferson Harbor is made for new adventures. The five-acre property is filled with beautiful walkways, picnic areas and a 350-foot pier jetting straight into the harbor with sailboats and cruisers to boot. Talk about the perfect selfie backdrop. Click to visit

Northport Harbor, Northport

Here it is: the ideal place to watch the sunset with your furry friend. Northport Village Park overlooks the peaceful harbor with a waterside path. A quaint gazebo frequently hosts concerts in the summer. Click to visit

Cold Spring Harbor, Cold Spring Harbor

The beautiful town isn’t called Cold Spring Harbor for no reason—it was named after its abundance of cold freshwater springs. The aquatic theme continues to the harbor where visitors can wander around Cold Spring Harbor Park and get lost in the tranquility of their surroundings. Click to visit

Montauk Harbor, Montauk

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As far as Long Island marinas and harbors are concerned, Montauk Harbor plays host to some of the best sunsets. Not to mention, many lauded restaurants like Gosman’s Dock and The Dock Bar & Grill overlook the pristine water. Click to visit