Welcome to Port Jefferson
Long Island’s hidden treasure is located 50 miles east of New York City, combining beauty and history with its picturesque water views and a rich maritime heritage. Port Jefferson Harbor is one of the north shore’s top destinations for boaters in the northeast and one of Long Island’s two ports for access from Connecticut. The calm waters of the harbor along with a deep draft, provides transient boaters with easy access to many unique shops, specialty restaurants and year-round cultural activities, all within a short walk from the marina docks.
Make sure to visit our magnificent Harborfront Park and Port Jefferson Village Center, a focal point for many educational and social activities, including historic exhibits, and outdoor movies and concerts. Nearby, the Maritime Explorium is a wonderful place of discovery and learning for the entire family. Visitors can also recapture history in the Bayles Boat Shop where you can learn about the building and restoration of wooden boats.
Port Jefferson is home to live theatre year round and enjoy the Mather Museum complex seasonally. The Village hosts many exciting and annual events, including our renowned 4th of July Parade. The Boater’s Maritime Festival, Harvest Fest, Farmer’s Market and our internationally recognized Charles Dickens Festival.
Visit by car, train, ferry or boat and extend your stay at one of our charming accommodations. Fall in love with Port Jefferson… destination for a day or a lifetime.
Things you will love
The Village Center is nestled along the harbor and offers breathtaking views of the Long Island Sound. Celebrating its opening in 2005, and open to residents and non-residents alike, the center offers a vibrant space for social, recreational, and educational functions, along with exhibitions and special events.
The Village Center, which operates under of the Department of Recreation, hosts a variety of recreational activities which are tailored to address multiple populations. Integrated at the Village Center are 4 Function rooms that offer unique and picturesque views of the harbor and Village and are available for rental for corporate and private events.
Outside, the passive Harborfront Park offers a pastoral setting for relaxing, walking and picnics.
From the beautiful beaches of our historic waterfront village, to the top of our uptown area, Port Jefferson Village offers multiple playgrounds with beautiful parks for games and sports, along with many little welcoming pocket parks for an area to rest or just enjoy.
East and West Beaches
Our East and West Beaches are over two miles of shoreline with parking facilities for Village residents, offering fishing, sunbathing or just strolling on the sand. The beach includes an area for picnic tables, a swing set play area, and staffed facilities for safety and enjoyment. Beaches are open from mid-June until Labor Day, with lifeguards on duty from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM, daily.
Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park
Fronting along the water is The Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park, home to our Village Center. The large grassy picnic areas are opened to the spectacular view of Port Jefferson Harbor. Landscaped walkways lead to the pier jetting 350 foot out onto the harbor. The children’s play area includes a misting sprinkler along with several game and picnic tables.
Joe Erland Field Park
located on Caroline Ave. offers a lighted softball field and soccer park for all residents, who enjoy the many Youth and Adult programs offered by our recreational department.
Rocket Ship Park
Located in the heart of the downtown area is Clifton H. Lee Memorial Park, known as “Rocket Ship Park”. Accessible from many points, the park has multiple swings and climbing equipment, a basketball court, three lighted tennis courts, and a large picnic area. The children’s summer shows are held behind the little barn on the grassed area.
Spring St. Rec. Center
Formally known as “Port Jefferson Junior High School”, is used for indoor recreation programs including basketball, volleyball and fitness programs.
Enjoy a quiet stroll along the lighted Historical Walkway that follows Mill Creek behind Village Hall.
Beach Street Park
a passive play area on the West side of Port Jefferson Harbor.
Roosevelt Ave Park
Marks a quiet play lot within the Village.
Texaco Avenue Park
Located in the uptown area of Port Jefferson Village, Texaco Avenue Park offers play equipment and a picnic area with a half basketball court.
The Port Jefferson Country Club at Harbor Hills is a waterfront private country club offering tennis and golf set on a 170 acre property overlooking the Long Island Sound. One of the North Shore of Long Island’s premier country clubs, the Port Jefferson Country Club features a championship length 18 hole golf course, 8 lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a magnificent clubhouse with a full service restaurant, extensive catering and locker room facilities.
The Port Jefferson Country Club was established in 1908 on the North Shore of Long Island. On October 13, 1956, Harbor Hills Country Club golf course, designed by Alfred H. Tull, opened its 145 acre, 6,800 yard, Par 72 championship golf course. The current 18 hole course includes several holes from the Alexander Findlay and Devereux Emmet designs. The golf course is rich in tradition and history and is played competitively by its members on a daily basis.
John T. Mather Hospital
St. Charles Hospital
Port Jefferson Fire Department
Port Jefferson Post Office
Port Jefferson Harbor is one of the north shore’s top destinations for boarters in the northeast and one of Long Island’s two ports for access from Connecticut. The calm waters of the harbor along with a deep draft, provides transient boaters with easy access to many unique shops, specialty restaurants and year-round cultural activities, all within a short walking distance from the marina docks.
Harbormaster’s Office (631) 473-3052
Port Jefferson’s Launch Service (631) 796-4462
Setauket Yacht Club (631) 473-9890
Danfords Hotel & Marina (631) 928-5200 ext.123
There is so much to do in Port Jefferson!
The Maritime Explorium is a hands-on, interactive learning center and wonderful place of discovery and learning center for the entire family. You can also recapture history in the Bayles Boat shop where you can learn about the building and restoration of wooden boats. Port Jefferson is home to live theatre your-round. Mather Museum seasonally is proud to announce a historical augmented reality walking tour of the Village.
Bayles Boat Shop (631) 474-475
Drowned Meadow House (631) 473-4724
Maritime Explorium (631) 331-3277
Mather House Museum Complex (631) 473-2665
Theatre Three (631) 928-9100
On-street parking is free for visitors, time limits displayed on roadway signs. Metered parking: $ .25 per half hour in designated non-resident Village parking lots from 10am – 12am.
Please remember to keep your metered parking receipt with you. Time may be added to any meter in any location.
Park by cell phone: Download the MobileNOW! app. or call (631) 482-7125 and follow the voice prompts.
Free parking is available in the following areas:
Caroline Ave. – off Barnum Ave.
Centennial Park – Harborfront Park
On-street parking is subject to posted time restrictions
Port Jeff Jitney: The Jitney (Red Bus) provides a loop approximately every 20 minutes at designated stops throughout the village. With various stops from the Port Jefferson railroad depot to the harbor front ferry terminal, the Jutney provides personalized transportation services so you can come in by train or leave your car behind at one of our parking areas throughout the Village. Stops are marked with signs.
By fare: $2 (exact change required) Children under 12 ride FREE
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 10pm. Memorial Day through Labor Day (and during special festivals).
Bridgeport -Port Jefferson Ferry: 888-44-FERRY
LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) (516) 822-LIRR
Call-A-Cab / Lindy’s Taxi – (631) 473-0707 – www.lindystaxi.com
Greyhound Bus Lines – (631) 234-2445 – www.greyhound.com
Suffolk County Accessible Transportation (SCAT) – (631) 853-8337 – www.sct-bus.org/scat.html
Suffolk County Transit Bus – (631) 852-5200 – www.sct-bus.org
Houses of Worship in Port Jefferson
Christ Church Episcopal – www.christchurchportjeff.org
First Presbyterian Church of PJ – www.pjpres.org
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church – www.kimisis.org
First United Methodist Church – www.firstumcportjefferson.com
First Baptist Church – www.firstbaptistchurchofportjeff.com