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Shelter Island Travel Guide

Shelter Island is a charming town just a stone's throw away from the bright lights of New York City. While the area is very quiet, there are still activities to enjoy if you are willing to scratch beneath the surface.

Things to Do in Shelter Island

One of the best things to do in Shelter Island is to enjoy the beaches scattered throughout the region. Many of these are quiet and secluded, often feeling as though you have landed on a private beach. A local favorite is Crescent Beach.

For hiking trails, head over to the 2,000 acre Mashamock Preserve.

Best Time to Visit Shelter Island

The best time to visit Shelter Island is during the summer, at which time the temperatures are highest and perfect for beach activities.

Price and Availability Index in Shelter Island

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Shelter Island is in August, while the cheapest month is in October. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Shelter Island is in the high season in August. Shelter Island has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Shelter Island tends to be Thursday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Shelter Island tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Shelter Island

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Shelter Island. The warmest months in Shelter Island are July and June, when temperatures reach 93 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -9 ˚F. The wettest month in Shelter Island is October with 6.36 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 1.18 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Shelter Island

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more. We have 194 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Shelter Island ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Shelter Island is available at $63 per night. The average price of accommodation in is $1311 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Shelter Island can pick from 160 places to stay that provide WiFi. 20 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. Choose from 9 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in Shelter Island by car, be sure to choose from 154 accommodations that provide parking. We have 36 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

AllTheRooms has 47 pet-friendly places to stay in Shelter Island, so if you're travelling with your cat or dog you won't have any trouble.

In Shelter Island AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 4 providers, including 110 places to stay from Airbnb, 19 accommodations from VRBO and 19 places to stay from Homeaway.

146 of our accommodations in Shelter Island have been reviewed and rated. 71% are rated excellent or good. 33 accommodations allow instant booking.

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