If you love wonderful food served in a friendly atmosphere, Bellport is a great destination. Many places in this waterfront village offer a wide variety of excellent dishes, made from the freshest ingredients at reasonable prices. The summers here are very agreeable but in cold winters, the Great South Bay may freeze over. Check out the following video to see how sailors slide boats across the ice on skates:
You will not want to miss a visit to this lovely little waterfront town, where you can walk the beach, stay in a charming bed and breakfast, and catch a show at the Gateway Theatre. Check out their, special events, and now that the weather is warming up you may want to eat on the porch.
Bellport is a charming little town in a part of Long Island loaded with activities to suit any taste. There is much more to see and do than what is described here, but if you are wondering about area attractions here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Bellport is home to Long Island’s only professional theatre, Gateway Playhouse. A great evening is to plan dinner at the Chowder House before or after enjoying a show at Gateway.
Visit the historical museum complex that includes several old houses and barns that contain three centuries worth of local artifacts, much of it marine related. The museum is operated by the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society, a very active organization that is responsible for keeping so much of the area’s heritage alive and in good shape!
Bellport Exchange Shop
The Bellport Exchange Shop is also named “The Barn Museum Shop”. You can find this interesting place in a well-kept, gorgeous historic building. It is located at 12 Bell Street in Bellport.
Rent a motorboat right in Bellport. If you mention that you learned about his service from this site, you will receive a free lesson.
Drive to the beach at Smithpoint or take a ferry in Patchogue, Sayville, or Bay Shore. To learn more about Bellport’s history, check out this article about Emily Ferrier Czaja, a well-known Bellport Artist.
Fire Island National Seashore
Lots of outdoor activities–camping, backpacking, birdwatching–are available in nearby Patchogue.
Porters on the Lane
Bellport’s busy marina has helped turn this little charming village into an amazing restaurant town. One remarkable place is Porters on the Lane which is open year-round. The restaurant is where formerly Bellport Chowder House was located (19 Bellport Lane, Bellport, NY 11772).
Bed and Breakfast Accommodations
Stay at one of our bed and breakfasts right around the corner from Porters:
– Great South Bay Inn Bed and Breakfast
– Temperance Hall Bed and Breakfast
– The Bellport Landing Guest House
Bellport Village features many beautiful historic homes and the most stunning views of Long Island’s Great South Bay. Bellport has remained a thriving community through the last decades and the village’s streetscape is lively with lots of architecturally diverse structures that are not only enriching the residents of this charming village but visitors alike. See also this post about a Bellport resident, Sgt. Stubby.
Right at the heart of Bellport Village, you’ll find “The Bellport Landing”, a pretty unique guesthouse that welcomes visitors year-round. Bellport village is home to several different restaurants and numerous fine shops. Just a few minutes walk from The Bellport Landing you’ll find Bellport’s marina and yacht club that gives you a direct overlook of the Great South Bay. From here, you can take the private Bellport ferry to Fire Island with its gorgeous and uncrowded beaches.
Bellport’s town dock includes a boat launch and in summer, the dock at the bayside is a lively spot for boaters, dog walkers, playing children, and members of Bellport’s yacht club. On Fridays nights, you can enjoy free live music concerts at Bellport’s bandshell and Bellport Village is hosting several events all through the year and the village is known for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.