Oyster Bay Harbor

Oyster Bay, New York 11771

Oyster Bay Harbor

Oyster Bay Harbor Professional Review and Guide

"Adored by Theodore Roosevelt, Oyster Bay features an abundant number of birds, gorgeous estates, and several paddling options.

Oyster Bay Harbor is located on the north shore of Long Island, approximately 20 miles east of Manhattan. Most of the harbor is located within the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, a 3,209-acre refuge and the largest in the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Oyster Bay is known for having the healthiest waters in Long Island Sound and is home to the popular Pine Island oysters, which have been farmed since 1887. The bay produces up to 90 percent of the oysters and 40 percent of the clams harvested in New York. Since Oyster Bay is very sheltered, it provides essential winter habitat to many types of waterfowl, including multiple varieties of diving ducks, terns, wading birds, and shorebirds."

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Trail Information

Oyster Bay
Nearby City
5.4-7.4 nautical mi
In West Harbor, if the wind is moderate or strong and is coming from the west, the waves may increase significantly and can make it a challenge to paddle down the eastern side of the harbor. Long Island Sound is very open and can have wind gusts and high waves. Rocky Point is aptly named and has large rocks.
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park (516-624-6202); Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge (fws.gov/refuge/oyster_bay; 631-286-0485); Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex (fws.gov/northeast/longislandrefuges; (631) 725-7598). Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (nps.gov/sahi; 516-922-4788).
Local Contacts
NOAA Electronic Chart US5NY14M / Paper Chart #12365
Local Maps

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Jul 2018