Introduction to Bay Shore, New York
Bay Shore, New York, in Suffolk county, is 3 miles S of Brentwood, New York and 38 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan statistical area. About 23,852 people live in Bay Shore.
Bay Shore History
Bay Shore was originally known as Penataquit and was inhabited by Native Americans. Sagtikos Manor, the oldest structure of the town, was built in 1692 by Stephanus Van Cortlandt. It served as the headquarters for the British forces during the American Revolution. It was also used as a stopover by George Washington during his tour of Long Island in 1790. Bay Shore became famous for its shopping district and resorts during the late 19th century.
Bay Shore and nearby Attractions
- Robert Moses State Park
- Sagtikos Manor
- Gardiner Park
- Heckscher State Park
- Adventureland Amusement Park
- Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Things To Do In Bay Shore
While in Bay Shore, you can visit the Robert Moses State Park, Captree State Park or the Belmont Lake State Park. The Long Island Maritime Museum, the BNL Science Museum, Cradle of Aviation Museum the and Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum are also worth visiting. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Westfield Shopping Center of Bay Shore.
Bay Shore Transportation
Air transportation is available from Long Island MacArthur Airport.
Bay Shore Higher Education
Suffolk County Community College - Western Campus and Dowling College are nearby.