Have you discovered Port Washington, Long Island yet? It's only a 35-minute train ride on the LIRR and once you're there you can stroll along the quaint Main Street, enjoy waterfront attractions, and soak up some memory-making sunsets. 

Where Long Island’s Historic Gold Coast Meets Today’s Sparkling Shores 

Aerial View of Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve
The Hempstead House and its grounds at Sands Point Preserve. (Sands Point Preserve)

Visit Sands Point Preserve and be transported back to the Gatsby-era. Follow miles of trails on the estate, plan a tour of the mansions, or just head to the beach.  (Check out our Escorted Tours for deals on visiting the Gold Coast mansions.)

Stroll along Manhasset Bay with a guided tour by boat on the Elixir or explore on your own—we recommend you start at the Town Dock and meander to the Bay Walk. Make it a round trip and take the Port Water Taxi back to Inspiration Wharf where you can top off the adventure with a scoop from Sweet Treats on the Wharf – voted best ice cream on Long Island. 

Port Washington Awaits

Along the walk
Along the walk (Roy Schneider, Vintage Production Group)

Catch dinner and a show at any one of the world-class restaurants like Waterzooi, The Wild Goose, Restaurant X,Tiga, Finn MacCool’s, then make your way to enjoy live entertainment at the Landmark on Main Street.

Mystical Main Street
Mystical Main Street (Roy Schneider, Vintage Production Group)

Take the train on the 3rd Thursday of each month plus one for Port Outdoors, where Main Street will be closed to traffic for outdoor dining, live music and family fun. Live entertainment Main Stage for sets up at the LIRR Station. 

Shop & Stroll

Start on upper Main Street near the train station at Bluetique and Impulse Boutique, visit Alper’s Hardware as you make your way to lower Main Street where you will find more great shops including The Local Market, Suite 275, Painting with Flowers, Dolphin Bookshop, Bubba Brown’s Treasures or White + One. And don't forget to pick up a cupcake at Crazy Cakes or enjoy a quick bite at MB Ramen

A Louie's sunset
(Roy Schneider, Vintage Production Group)

Outdoor dining with a view is the perfect summer situation. Pick from Louie’s Grille & Liquors, LaMotta’s Dockside Restaurant, Nino’s Beach, or keep it casual at Butler’s Flat Clam Shack for a quick lobster roll or fried clams. With several outstanding waterfront dining options, you may need to make repeat trips. 

Get Out On The Water

Boat race
(Roy Schneider, Vintage Production Group)

We make it easy to get on the water. Rent kayaks or stand-up-paddle boards with Atlantic Outfitters. Go out on a charter fishing boat with The Angler Fleet or rent your own with Long Island Boat Rental. Sailing more your speed? Captain Steve Sailing can teach you how. 

After a full day of fun, rejuvenate at The Port Washington Salt Cave or get a spa treatment at Beautyfluff. Want to stick around a while? Indulge in luxury accommodations at Fathoms Hotel & Marina with views of Manhasset Bay.

Take a Bike

Port Washington Bikeshare
Photo courtesy of Port Washington BID

Explore Port Washington on a PedalShare bike, located at the Port Washington Long Island Railroad Station. Rides and bikes can be accessed using the PedalShare App which is available for smartphones. Rentals cost $4 per hour, $35 per day, or $59 annually. For more information on PedalShare, please visit: www.ridepedalshare.com

Welcome to Port Jefferson mural
Welcome to Port Jefferson mural (Roy Schneider, Vintage Production Group)

Build your Port Washington getaway today: Start your itinerary by downloading the free Try Port First app, which puts everything Port Washington in the palm of your hand. Find events, dining, shopping, services, hot deals, and a special On the Water tab to direct customers and patrons to your business. 

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