Sunset Beach Getting there
The nearest airport is Islip MacArthur (+1 631 467 3210; www.macarthurairport.com), 50 miles from East Hampton.
The Long Island Rail Road (www.lirr.org) will take you from Manhattan’s Penn Station to Greenport, from where you can board a ferry to Shelter Island.
Coast down the Long Island Expressway (I–495) to Riverhead then continue on Route 25 to Greenport to board the ferry over to Shelter Island. You can also reach Greenport via the Hampton Jitney (www.hamptonjitney.com) from midtown.
To get to Sunset Beach via your own boat, take the Long Island Sound to Peconic Bay and drop anchor in the cove to the left of the hotel. If you’re staying a little longer, moor at Coecles Marina or Dering Harbor. Shelter Island is linked to the South Fork by the South Ferry (www.southferry.com) and Greenport by the North Ferry (www.northferry.com).