West Neck and Vicinity
West Neck Road is one of the longest streets on Shelter Island, starting at Route 114, continuing past Goat Hill Golf Course in Shelter Island Heights, and turning west, passing West Neck Bay and ending at the intersection of Nostrand Parkway, Bootleggers Alley and Brander Parkway, which is the entrance to Silver Beach.
The road has many quaint cottages, some are Sears & Roebuck catalog bungalows, others are larger farmhouses, and in recent years, ranch homes have sprung up. One of the oldest homes on Shelter Island is near Goat Hill, built in 1802. One of the larger estates is “Cackle Hill”, overlooking the bay which was built during the turn of the century, and was an active farm with chickens.
West Neck, unlike most other areas of the island, has public water fed from two wells near Shelter Island Heights, serving 52 +/- homes and several commercial properties, including Sunset Beach Hotel and Restaurant and Shelter Island Tavern.
Just off West Neck Road along the Bay, is a boating community called Hilo Shores. Its residents living inland have a day dock at which they can park their boats and dinghies.
Another community is Harborview Acres, a subdivision with a park and small beach on West Neck Bay. The homes in Harborview Acres are set on approximately half acre parcels.
The third community off West Neck Road is Longview, which, similar to Harborview has approximately half acre parcels.