Once a retreat for many of New York’s wealthiest families, East Islip is a beautiful enclave on Long Island’s south shore.
Head to the hamlet for gated communities and charming neighborhoods with quiet, tree-lined streets. Many of the historic buildings and estates in East Islip have been converted into community spaces, giving the hamlet a unique charm. Architecture in the area is diverse, from converted farmhouses and opulent waterfront estates to stately Colonials and well-kept ranches. People are drawn to the area for its tranquility and scenic landscapes.
Recreation in East Islip is second to none. Favorite pastimes in the area include boating, swimming, and hiking. A string of marinas and private beaches line the waterfront. Check out the East Islip Marina Park’s waterfront restaurant and walking paths or visit Heckscher State Park, built on a historic estate, for hiking trails, athletic courts, and boat launches.