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The Best Laid-Back Beach Towns in the Northeast
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The Best Laid-Back Beach Towns in the Northeast

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You won’t want to miss these quiet gems.

Shelter Island, NY: Where to Stay and Eat

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If you’re looking for a place where you can venture out on an early paddleboarding outing, followed by lively music and summer cocktails, then stay at the Sunset Beach Hotel. This hip boutique hotel from André Balazs’ has stylish guest rooms, all have private terraces and views of the pristine beach, as well as amenities like kayaks, bikes, and Kiehl’s bath products. 

Just up the road from Sunset Beach lies the intimate and charming Shelter Island House. The elegantly styled 19th-century hotel has 11 rooms with coral printed pillows and an array of modern art, encapsulating the perfect coastal hideaway. Grab an ice cold IPA in the tavern after a long day at the beach or go for an evening swim in the outdoor pool.

Shelter Island Sunset Beach

The Best Laid-Back Beach Towns in the Northeast

Shelter Island, NY: Where to Stay and Eat

If you’re looking for a place where you can venture out on an early paddleboarding outing, followed by lively music and summer cocktails, then stay at the Sunset Beach Hotel. This hip boutique hotel from André Balazs’ has stylish guest rooms, all have private terraces and views of the pristine beach, as well as amenities like kayaks, bikes, and Kiehl’s bath products. 

Just up the road from Sunset Beach lies the intimate and charming Shelter Island House. The elegantly styled 19th-century hotel has 11 rooms with coral printed pillows and an array of modern art, encapsulating the perfect coastal hideaway. Grab an ice cold IPA in the tavern after a long day at the beach or go for an evening swim in the outdoor pool.

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