At OspreysGuide.com we try to be as unbiased
as possible. But when we talk about Coecles Harbor
it will be obvious, this is our favorite harbor. We
have been keeping our boats in Coecles Harbor for
almost 30 years. We have traveled up and down the
New England coast and to us, this harbor is still
our favorite. This is our home.
Coecles Harbor is located on the eastern section
of Shelter Island. While the northern shoreline is
scattered with many beautiful homes, the southern
shore line is completely undeveloped and part of
Mashomack Nature Preserve. Coecles Harbor is one of
the most protected harbors on the east end.
While the beauty of the harbor is overwhelming,
maneuvering the harbor can be tricky for boats with
deep drafts. Our navigation
sections will point out what you need to know in
order to avoid any trouble. Remember, the buoys
outside and inside the harbor are privately
maintained and their locations often shift from year
to year. The navigation section will also give you
exact waypoints and tell you which buoys are
misplaced this year.
Here are some local regulations you will need to know while
Pumping out in the harbor is illegal and
punishable by law. Please check with the marine
services in Coecles Harbor to find out where to
get pumped out. Help keep our harbor clean.
Shell fishing is illegal without a
permit. For information on obtaining a permit from the
Shelter Island CLICK
Anchoring is limited to the south-east
section of the harbor. See our Anchorage
Section for more information.
While there is a 25 mph speed limit in the
harbor, there is a no wake restriction inside the
harbor. Please be aware of your wake, especially
while entering or exiting the narrow entrance to the
No personal Watercraft operation in Town
These harbor regulations are also posted
at the entrance.
Coecles Harbor also offers plenty of things for
the family to do and explore. Kayaks, Taylor Island,
Mashomack Preserve and biking is just the beginning.
See Our Things to Do
in Coecles Harbor Page for more information.
For a complete
list of things to do on Shelter Island see our general
There are also several
nice places to eat nearby. Click on our Restaurants
in Coecles Harbor Page to see what is nearby.
Remember if you are in Coecles Harbor stop by
our boats and say