Introduction to North Bay Shore, New York

North Bay Shore, New York, in Suffolk county, is 3 miles S of Brentwood, New York and 37 miles E of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. There are an estimated 14,992 people in North Bay Shore.

North Bay Shore History

North Bay Shore is a census designated hamlet within the town of Islip. The area was originally inhabited by the Algonquin Indians. The town was first settled in by Europeans in the late 1600s. The area became a major tourist attraction in the early 1900s and attracted numerous wealthy tourists from New York City.

North Bay ShoreNorth Bay Shore and nearby Attractions

  • Heckscher State Park
  • Belmont Lake State Park
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Long Island Maritime Museum
  • Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Things To Do In North Bay Shore

Visistors in North Bay Shore can spend their leisure hours at the Heckscher State Park Captree State Park or the Belmont Lake State Park. The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, American Airpower Museum, Long Island Maritime Museum and the Amityville Historical Society- Lauder Museum are also close by. You can also plan a day trip to the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Park, Caumsett State Historic Park or the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Golfers can enjoy their free time at the Heartland Golf Park.

North Bay Shore Transportation

Air transportation is available from Republic Airport.

North Bay Shore Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College- Western Campus and Dowling College are among the nearby colleges.


Total Population 19,995
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 7.4%
Employed Population 16+ 10,065
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 42.8%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.5%
Median Earnings25+ $33,331
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,740
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,480


Median Family Income $72,199
% Above Poverty Level 91.7%
% Below Poverty Level 8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 6.9%


People Living Alone 10.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,335
Median House Value $281,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 71.5%
US/American 0%
English 0.4%
Irish 4.7%

North Bay Shore Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Brentwood, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11706
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.736
Longitude -73.263

North Bay Shore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 27.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, North Bay Shore, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bayshore (11706)

Fair Harbor (11706)

Kismet (11706)

Point O Woods (11706)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bay Shore 28,883 $78,125
Brentwood 59,436 $67,951
Brightwaters 3,117 $152,778
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