Sunset Beach on Shelter Island, NY
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Originally published May 2010
Sunset Beach is a former low budget motel from the Sixties that has been magically transformed in a hip beach resort by Andre Balazs.
Located on Shelter Island near NYC, it’s a nice mid-week retreat accessible by public transportation or car (LIRR and a short ferry ride). We say “mid-week” because the prices jump sharply on the weekends and so does the partying, late night and fashionable crowds which can make it a bit annoying if you’re not in the mood. During the week, it’s cheaper, less crowded and quite charming. The property is located directly on the beach and offers open air dining in their French style cafe, free bikes, free parking, a boutique and plenty of activities. The hotel has a nice, chill vibe and a decent mix of retro chic and modern charm.
Rates start around $225/night during the week, and jump to $300 and up on the weekends.