Getting around in Bay Shore

You can easily navigate Bay Shore by car. The Long Island Expressway, the Southern State Parkway and Sunrise Highway run east and west on Long Island, providing easy access to the towns and villages on the south shore. Seven bridges and two tunnels connect Long Island to New York City. Locally, Montauk Highway(New York State Route 27) becomes Main Street. Along with Main Street, Union Boulevard, Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue serve as the main arteries in town. You can park in metered lots downtown or on the street, but read the parking signs carefully to avoid getting a ticket. A friendly community for walkers or bikers, Bay Shore's flat terrain makes it easy to step or peddle your way around. The entire downtown area, with its clusters of popular restaurants and stores along Main Street, can be walked without difficulty. The area does include bike trails but has no bike lanes. Train travel plays an important role in the community. The Long Island Rail Road whisks commuters to New York City in one hour from the refurbished Bay Shore station, which lies within walking distance of the downtown area. The train also connects residents to many other towns on both the north and south shores as well as the center of the island.

Other ways to get around include a public bus service provided by the Suffolk Transportation Service, and the Fire Island Ferries, which carry passengers from Bay Shore to Saltaire, Ocean Beach, Alantique, Kismet, Dunewood, Fair Harbor, Seaview and Ocean Bay Park. The ferries leave from a terminal within walking distance of downtown. Ubers serve the Bay Shore area.