Welcome to Oyster Bay Cove
A boat lover's paradise, a village with a cozy, down-to-earth feel
The village of Oyster Bay Cove is located on a tranquil, protected cove in historic Nassau County on the North Shore of Long Island. In addition to boating, the water surrounding Oyster Bay Cove offers a bountiful harvest of seafood for which Oyster Bay was named. The annual Oysterfest invites residents and guests to sample inventive seafood dishes and participate in traditional oyster eating and shucking contests. Oyster Bay is also home to the Waterfront Center, a boating center for community members.
Oyster Bay Cove features historic, beautiful homes in a range of architectural styles on properties dating back to the early 1700s. There are also many mid-century and contemporary homes offering elegant design and pretty landscaping on acreage lots.
What to Love
- A haven for avid boaters and maritime enthusiasts
- Historic and beautiful homes dating back to the 1700s
- Oysterfest and Waterfront Center
Oyster Bay Cove is a peaceful community of around 2,200 residents. The waters of Oyster Bay are a big part of life here. Many residents enjoy boating, paddleboarding, or kayaking on its waters, and the annual Oysterfest is a major local attraction. The community covers an area of 4.3 square miles and offers easy access to Oyster Bay for first-class dining. Other highlights of this gorgeous area of Long Island’s Gold Coast include the natural spaces of Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Tiffany Creek Preserve.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
The nearby downtown area of Oyster Bay features an eclectic array of exceptional restaurants. Iron Chef winner Jesse Schenker’s stylish American brasserie 2 Spring is a dining hotspot that has been celebrated as one of the best restaurants on Long Island. The menu features sophisticated land and sea entrees, small plates, and raw bar items alongside European-style multi-course menus perfectly suited for a special evening of fine dining.
Wild Honey pairs a creative menu of New American cuisine with an extensive list of Californian and European wines in a romantic, candlelit space. The Oyster Bay location of Southdown Coffee is a popular local spot offering delicious beverages from Long Island’s finest coffee roasters. Overlooking the marina at Oyster Bay Harbor, Cooper Bluff is a waterfront bar combining great drinks with mesmerizing views.
Things to Do
Oysterfest is a major annual attraction bringing around 150,000 attendees to Oyster Bay for iconic oyster eating and shucking contests, plus lots of family-friendly entertainment. The food vendors are a huge draw at Oysterfest, offering lots of inventive oysters, clam, and seafood dishes. Other popular annual events include the Waterfront Center’s benefit cocktail party at Cooper Bluff. The Waterfront Center provides many more activities throughout the year, including youth and adult sailing programs, paddleboard and sailboat rentals, and cruises on the historic 1883 Christeen oyster sloop.
Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center is a gorgeous 14-acre natural space at the southeastern edge of Oyster Bay Cove with miles of hiking trails that run through the country’s oldest National Audubon Society songbird sanctuary. Other attractive green spaces in Oyster Bay include the hilly forest and rolling meadows of the 200-acre Tiffany Creek Preserve.
Oyster Bay Cove is served by the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District
East Woods School, Private, PK-8