Long Island, my home, draws a huge vacation crowd. Summers on Long Island provides tourism income for so many coastal communities. We’re an island. Beach towns depend on tourists spending money throughout the year, however, summers are the bread and butter for most tourist towns. 2020 hurt many Long Island restaurants, retail shops, and rental properties. Now’s the time to enjoy a dog friendly Port Jefferson staycation on Long Island, and breathe life back into our local communities.
Long Islanders it’s time to enjoy a dog friendly Port Jefferson Staycation
Our most beautiful communities need our help. So many have lost jobs, homes, businesses thanks to the lockdown measures taken here in New York. Many people aren’t able to travel thanks to lack of funds, along with restrictions set up do help combat the spread of a highly contagious virus. We all get why we’re in the predicament we’re in, however, businesses need our help and I’m so down for helping my fellow Long Islanders! Especially when I can bring my fur babies along for the fun.
Fur babies deserve some time away with their humans, right? A pandemic curtails their regular activities, and many have only experienced tense households filled with humans dealing with losing jobs, and trying to pay bills, and losing loved ones. They take on a lot of the stress and negative vibes, working overtime to help their humans feel better. They deserve a little fun, and they should enjoy positive vibes.
Dog Friendly Accommodations
Interested in staying closer to Port Jefferson Village? Unfortunately, the main hotel Danfords Hotel Marina Spa is NOT dog friendly. However, there’s plenty of Airbnb and VRBO listings offering pet friendly places to stay.
Bring the Dogs Out to Eat
Eating out with fur babies is absolutely welcome by many Port Jefferson restaurants and eating establishments. Plenty to choose from from this list (always call ahead to confirm dogs are welcome, especially during a pandemic):
- 106 E Main Street, Port Jefferson
Portside Bar & Grill
- 242 E Main Street, Port Jefferson
- 99 Main Street, Port Jefferson
Gourmet Burger Bistro
- 5 Mill Creek Road, Port Jefferson
Sweet ‘n’ Savory
- 104 Main Street, Port Jefferson
- 9 Traders Cove, Port Jefferson
Enjoy Dog Friendly Activities
The weather’s finally warming up. Spending time outdoors means fresh air and lots of places dogs can run, play and be a part of the staycation experience! Check out these spots around Port Jefferson Village to hang with your human babies, along with your fur babies:
Port Jefferson Public Beach and Dog Park
- Bell Circle, Port Jefferson Village – it’s on the harbor-side beach in the village. Best bet: go during low-tide, because it’ll provide more beach.
Port Jefferson Beach East
- Village Beach Road, Port Jefferson
Whether you live on Long Island, or have lived on Long Island, you know it’s a great vacation destination. Long Island’s North Shore provides a calmer beach experience, perfect for young family members along with furry family members. Regardless of where you head for your next vacation, consider a staycation in your home state.