Long Island Sound port towns - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-24-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 62
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
ddilman is an unknown quantity at this point
Long Island Sound port towns

We’re looking for a destination either on the Connecticut side or Long Island side. We like Pt. Jefferson and would ideally like a similar town. We like to be able to walk to town, have a good selection of eateries and kid friendly.

Last edited by ddilman; 08-24-2006 at 03:16 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-25-2006
camaraderie's Avatar
moderate?
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,878
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 15
camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough
Try Northport Harbor and Seymour's moorings. Nice town...good service...safe harbor!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 08-26-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 143
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 9
cranki is on a distinguished road
On the CT side, Essex, about 5-miles up the Connecticut River is a great town for walking, shopping, eating, drinking. The river around ther is fun to explore in a dink and there is a great, anchorage a mile or so upriver at Hamburg Cove.

Farther East, Mystic Seaport is a really cool place to overnight. Just across the way, Fisher's Island has a pretty harbor and a nice walk into town.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 08-31-2006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
SeaWithin is on a distinguished road
I live in the area and I'd say Port Jefferson and Northport are definitely your best bets.

Port Jeff is a really old port and quite beautiful. Many places to eat and shop, I would suggest Danbury's if you're looking for a good dinner which is located right next to the Port Jeff marina. You can walk up the street for some live music or ice cream or anything else you may crave. You'll also see a ton of old Harley Davidsons, theres quite a biker community around there.

Northport is another good choice, its a bit less expensive than port jeff, theres a bunch of very good restaurants on main street and a great deli (where I used to work) just a little up main street on your right (south). Theres also a park right next to Seymour's.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 09-03-2006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Chapel Hill North Carolina
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
GreenBoat is on a distinguished road
I would second both Essex and Mystic Seaport on CT side. I cruised there as a kid and loved it. Mystic is fantastic for kids and if you can get space at the dock (highly recommended), you have run of the Seaport after all the day traffic leaves. As a young girl, I remember pretending I was living back in whaling days as I wandered the deserted little town after closing. VERY fond memories. They used to have a planetarium there too, as I recall. Not sure if it's still there. That was 30 years ago! Here a link for dock reservations -- you definitely need them:
http://www.mysticseaport.org/index.c...705FD4D44241E2

Port Jeff is also great. I also spent MANY days of my youth there. I am from CT straight across from Port Jeff, so it was a natural weekend cruise for us. Beware not to anchor in the area we used to call the sand pit (where the dunes are). It's ok for day time, but its sandy bottom leads to lots of dragged anchors. We used to go across the channel and anchor on the other side of that spit of land. Hope you have fun. I know I did and miss cruising the area very much.

-Susan
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 09-06-2006
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 52
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
sailor25b is on a distinguished road
In western LI Sound, you have many choices:
Huntington or Northport are a good pair, Manhasset Bay/Port Washington has many restaurants nearby. Mamaroneck, Stamford, Norwalk all have places to go near the docks.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 09-09-2006
Jeff at SmartCaptain.com
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
SmartCaptain is on a distinguished road
If you're going all the way to Mystic, it's worth going a few miles more up to Watch Hill RI (aka "Napatree" and "Little Naragansett Bay"). Best beach in RI, kid-friendly, wonderful anchorage. Quieter than Block Island and just as pretty.

Bring your own provisions - there is no grocery store. There is a small town with shops, restaurants, great ice cream, bookstore, and an antique carousel for the kids. There's not much in the way of "entertainment"; this is a beach town. Take the kids fishing, swimming, hunting for seashells, playing in dinghy and making family memories.

I've sailed the entire East Coast from Maine to Key West, and Watch Hill is still my favorite anchorage.

Best regards,

Jeff
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long term cruising CaptainNeil Crew Wanted/Available 0 10-06-2002 08:11 AM
Long term cruising CaptainNeil Crew Wanted/Available 2 09-19-2002 10:48 AM
Long term cruising CaptainNeil Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 0 03-03-2002 01:07 PM
benefit race in the Long Beach, Ca area sailingscott Racing 0 06-18-2001 08:35 AM
How long a rode? ikteros Gear & Maintenance 10 02-11-2001 12:48 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:00 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.