Originally Posted by kpinnn
Well we have done a lot of the sound. We Winter store in Portland Ct. on Ct River. This Summer heading to Maine. Just looking for other options. Never been to Fire Island. Then again maybe we do not want to go to Fire Island.
OK. I have absolutely no experience on the south side of Long Island.
But that has never stopped me from giving advice:
The geography of the south shore of Long Island is very similar to the New Jersey and Maryland shore.
In fact they all share the same sand. But that's not the point.
just looking at the charts they have always struck me as not the easiest places to cruise as truly safe harbors are few and far between.
If you have a boat that can go 30 knots, not that big a problem, but for a slow boat, it's a different story.
In all the places I have been so far, the Mid-Atlantic coast between Norfolk and Sandy Hook is the most difficult I have encountered.
Since you are on the north shore already, I would continue through the Cape Cod Canal and do New England. Much nicer and a billion places to stop.