Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Shelter Island Heights

Come and experience Shelter Island Heights and its opera, entertainment and theater scene. This city's island views, camping and beaches draw many visitors. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Shelter Island Heights

Do you want to find things to do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Shelter Island Heights a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Shelter Island Country Club (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Gardiner's Bay Country Club (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Shelter Island Tennis Club (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Kontokosta Winery (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Island's End Golf and Country Club (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • The Old Field Vineyards (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Shelter Island Heights

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 83°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Shelter Island Heights

Travelers appreciate the island views and pristine beaches, which is just a taste of what Shelter Island Heights has to offer. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Shelter Island Heights is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sunset Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Crescent Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Menhadden Lane Beach (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Mashomack Preserve (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Wades Beach (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Shell Beach (2.1 mi / 3.5 km)

How to get to and around Shelter Island Heights

The nearest airport is in East Hampton, NY (HTO), located 9.3 mi (15 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field), which is 20.5 mi (32.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Shelter Island Heights?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 316 holiday lettings near Shelter Island Heights. From 258 Houses to 16 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Shelter Island Heights area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Shelter Island Heights?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Shelter Island Heights:

  • Groton Long Point: 34 holiday homes
  • Barnes Landing: 54 holiday homes
  • Niantic: 426 holiday homes
  • East Hampton North: 385 holiday homes
  • Village of East Hampton: 722 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Shelter Island Heights?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Shelter Island Heights. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Eugene O'Neill Theater Center: 940 holiday lettings
  • Osprey's Dominion: 3,636 holiday lettings
  • Chatfield Hollow State Park: 467 holiday lettings
  • Ponquogue Beach: 2,832 holiday lettings
  • Ocean Road Beach: 3,418 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Shelter Island Heights listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Shelter Island Heights?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 258 Houses in Shelter Island Heights. Our other popular types of Shelter Island Heights holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 16 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 25 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 25 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Shelter Island Heights?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 96 holiday homes with pool available in Shelter Island Heights. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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