by Gina Vercesi
Step back in time at this classic 1960s-era seashore motel. Tucked away at the end of a wooded road, the Silver Sands offers hotel rooms and one and two-bedroom cottages right on the shores of the Peconic Bay overlooking Shelter Island. Stroll along the boardwalk, play Frisbee on the beach, or simply while away a few hours by the shoreâ€”the Silver Sands is a great spot for an old-fashioned family beach getaway.
Guests will enjoy the motel’s vintage vibe with its wood paneling, funky carpeting, and neon sign, as well as the picturesque bay-front location, picnicking on the spacious lawns, and relaxing by the outdoor pool. Although there is no onsite dining, all of the hotel rooms feature a microwave and refrigerator while the cottages offer small kitchens.
Our Editor Loves
- Fun, retro beach vibe
- Spacious, family friendly cottages
- Plenty of space for kids to play
- Family Room 5+
Just returned from yet another long weekend this summer at Silver Sands...my home away from home...my peaceful place. Terry and Jean have treated me like family since I started coming here by chance during a snowstorm 17 years ago.
If you are looking for a simple, peaceful and relaxing break from the noise and stress, spend some time here enjoying this beautiful park like property with a delightful beach to swim or fish or kayak in the sparkling clean water.
There is a pool with a lifeguard and lots of room for kids to play, yet most times you hardly know anyone else is there.
I always stay in the motel room which is vintage retro and clean. BTW, I have stayed in many other places in the area over the years when traveling with friends who prefer more modern accommodations but I am never happy so now I stay here and they can stay wherever they choose (with several choosing to switch after enjoying a few hours here!)
I have met many wonderful people here over the years, somehow they manage to attract those who have a true appreciation for the simple pleasures of life.
My daughter and her husband love it too and I look forward to spending many summers here with family and friends.
Thank you Terry and Jean for providing this precious space!
by Kathy M
Last year stayed at the Motel and loved it!
Asked about the cottages for this year - just returned from an awesome week!
So loved the cottages - wake up to soothing waves from the Peconic.
Option for beach or pool.
Rooms are spotless and loved our cottage.
Meant some awesome people as well.
Terry & Jean ( owners ) are wonderful.
Cannot wait to go back