Port Washington is a town that is rich in sailing history. The first Star boat was sailed in Manhasset Bay; America's Cup sailors and designers learned to love the water and hone their skills here; and we have three significant regattas each year - The Leukemia Cup, The Knickerbocker Cup and The Fall Series.more
The Village Club of Sands Point, formerly the IBM Country Club, was once the estate of Isaac Guggenheim. The manor house was started by him in 1916 and completed in 1918. The Club property, facing on Hempstead Harbor covers approximately 210 acres. When owned by Isaac, it was known as the 'Villa Carola. Solomon renamed it 'Trillora Court' for his...more
Sands Point Lighthouse shares the same geographical vicinity with Execution Rock Lighthouse and aided mariners past the rocky reefs from 1809 to 1922. The lighthouse is constructed from freestone blocks and stands 80 feet tall. This lighthouse fits in quite well with the beautiful north shore homes that dot the shoreline. The lighthouse has been...more
137 MAIN STREET, Port Washington, New York, 11050, United States
Over 100 years old, this recently refurbished restaurant has been a mainstay for quality steak and seafood in town. Built in 1905 on a floating barge anchored in Manhasset Bay, one could only get there by boat. In 1916 it moved adjacent to the town dock, which was followed by another move in the early thirties, that situated it on Main Street....more
To get to Port Washington, take the Long Island Expressway (495) to Exit 36 -Go north 4 miles on Searingtown Rd. (Searingtown Rd. will change into Port Washington Blvd. north of Northern Blvd.). The main roads in town are Port Blvd., Main Street and Shore Road.
You can also take the LI Railroad from Penn Station in NYC to Port Washington. It is the last stop and costs around $5 one-way.
Billy Joel referenced it (Cruise the Miracle Mile) in one of his songs. This Upscale mecca is one of the premier shopping places on Long Island. Stores include Tiffany's, Brook Brothers, Barney's, Burberry, Dior, David Yurman, Escada, Hermes, Maxmara, Prada, St, John and William Sonoma. The famous NYC pastry place, Payard, also opened a place here.
The now famous North Shore Animal League is located in Port Washington. Animal lovers flock from all over the island and from New York city come here to adopt lovable pets that need a home. We adopted three of our dogs from here - Cisco, Shannon and Dolores.25 Davis Avenue Port Washington, NY 11050It is open 365 days a year from 10am - 9pmmore
Created in the early 1900's as a grand estate on Long Island Sound, the 216 acre Sands Point Preserve showcases its Gold Coast heritage and features exhibits, special events and nature trails that take advantage of the unique setting. Two impressive castles, built by original owner Howard Gould, face the Great Lawn. Castlegould, the estate stables,...more
The Village of Sands Point, New York, which covers almost 3,000 acres at the tip of the Port Washington peninsula, was incorporated in 1910. It is now home to more than 850 families, who enjoy its quiet rural atmosphere on the North Shore of Long Island less than 25 miles from Manhattan.
Fondest memory: Within the village is the Village Club, a nature preserve owned and maintained by Nassau County, a private golf club, and the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults.