Introduction to Shirley, New York
Shirley, New York, in Suffolk county, is 19 miles E of Brentwood, New York and 58 miles E of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. There are an estimated 25,395 people in Shirley.
Shirley is a censu’sdesignated hamlet located in the Town of Brookhaven, which was originally inhabited by the Algonquian-speaking Native Americans. Brookhaven was first settled in by English settlers in 1655 and was incorporated in 1686. Shirley was named after its developer, Walter T. Shirley.
Shirley and nearby Attractions
- Animal Farm Petting Zoo
- Smith Point Park Beach
- BNL Science Museum
- Country Fair Entertainment Park
- Splish Splash Water Park
- Atlantis Marine World Aquarium
Things To Do In Shirley
Shirley is home to the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge. Family daytrips can be enjoyed at the Smith Point County Park, Fire Island National Seashore and the Wildwood State Park. You can also visit the Bellport - Brookhaven Historical Society Museum, Animal Farm Petting Zoo, Wildlife and Ecology Center at Holtsville and the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium from Shirley. The Splish Splash Water Park is also close by.
Air transportation is available from Long Island Mac Arthur Airport.
Shirley Higher Education
Saint Joseph's College- Suffolk Campus and Suffolk County Community College- Ammerman Campus are the nearby institutes of higher education.