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Shirley is a hamlet on Long Island in Suffolk County situated in the south part of the town of Brookhaven. As of the 2000 census, Shirley had a population of 25,395. As part of Brookhaven, the hamlet of Shirley has access to the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. The towns of Riverhead and Southampton lie to the east and Smithtown and Islip to the west. Shirley is just 60 miles from Manhattan and offers lots of outdoor recreational fun and activities for the whole family. Brookhaven has several marinas and docks for boating and fishing, beaches for swimming, and dozens of parks and playgrounds for golf, tennis, biking, children's play areas, picnicking, ballgames and more. Other nearby attractions include the Town of Brookhaven Ecology Site, Park and Animal Preserve, which has amenities such as a triple pool complex, zoo and ecology center, children's petting zoo and ecology tours. Fire Island National Seashore Park runs along the southern border of Brookhaven and along the North Shore are many Long Island Sound beaches. Other historical villages in the area include Stony Brook, Jefferson, Patchogue and Bellport, each offering their own unique attractions and charm.

Surrounding areas: Brookhaven, New York (3.1 mi), Bayport, New York (10.5 mi), Westhampton, New York (10.8 mi), Westhampton Beach, New York (11.6 mi), Baiting Hollow, New York (12.5 mi), Riverhead, New York (13.4 mi), Quogue, New York (14.0 mi)

Shirley Vacation Rentals

Shirley Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Pine Ridge Motel6019 Middle County RdRidge, NY6.6 mi.(516) 924-7033
Comfort Inn At Medford2695 Rt 112Medford, NY7.0 mi.(631) 654-3000
Radisson Macarthur Hotel1730 N Ocean AveHoltsville, NY8.0 mi.(631) 758-2900
Hampton Inn Long Island/Brookhaven2000 N Ocean AveFarmingville, NY8.1 mi.(631) 732-7300
Jtne Hotel Enterprises80 Division StPatchogue, NY8.3 mi.(631) 475-1910
Holtsville Residence Inn By Marriott25 Middle AveHoltsville, NY9.9 mi.(631) 475-9500
The Inn At East Wind5720 Rt 25aWading River, NY10.4 mi.(631) 929-3500
Wading River Motel5890 Rte 25Wading River, NY10.4 mi.(631) 727-8000
Sayville Motor Lodge5494 Sunrise HwySayville, NY11.2 mi.(631) 589-7000
Holiday Inn Express East End1707 Old Country RdRiverhead, NY11.9 mi.(631) 548-1000
La Quinta Inn & Suites Islip/ Macarthur Airport10 Aero RdBohemia, NY12.0 mi.(631) 881-7700
Greenview Motel1433 W Main StRiverhead, NY12.1 mi.(631) 369-0093
Lands End Motel70 Browns Riv RdSayville, NY12.1 mi.(631) 589-2040
Holiday Inn-ronkonkoma3845 Veterans Memorial HwyRonkonkoma, NY12.7 mi.(631) 585-9500
Best Inn60 ML RdRonkonkoma, NY12.8 mi.(631) 588-4667
Courtyard Long Island Macarthur Airport5000 Expy Dr SouthRonkonkoma, NY12.8 mi.(631) 612-5000
Holiday Inn Express Stoney Brook3131 Nesconset HwyCentereach, NY13.3 mi.(631) 471-8000
Budget Host Inn30 E Moriches RdRiverhead, NY13.4 mi.(631) 727-6200
Hilton Garden Inn Islip/Macarthur Airport3485 Veteran's Memorial HwyRonkonkoma, NY13.7 mi.(631) 738-7800
Danfords On The Sound25 E BroadwayPort Jefferson, NY14.6 mi.(631) 928-5200
Econo Lodge Long Island Macarthur Airport3055 Veteran's Memorial HwyRonkonkoma, NY14.6 mi.(631) 588-6800
Marine Hampton Ocean Resort148 Dune RdEast Quogue, NY15.8 mi.(516) 653-5714
Dreamers Cove MotelPeconic Bay Blvd & Bay AveAquebogue, NY16.0 mi.(631) 727-3212
Hampton Inn Islandia1600 Veterans Memorial HwyIslandia, NY16.6 mi.(631) 234-0400
Three Village Inn150 Main StStony Brook, NY16.7 mi.(631) 751-0555
Caffrey House2 Squires AveEast Quogue, NY16.9 mi.(516) 728-9835
Colonial Shores Resort And Marina83 W Tiana RdHampton Bays, NY17.4 mi.(631) 728-0011
Holiday Inn Express-Hauppauge2050 Expy Dr SHauppauge, NY17.6 mi.(631) 348-1400
Marriott Hotels & Resorts3635 Expy Dr NHauppauge, NY17.6 mi.(631) 232-3000
Residence Inn By Marriott850 Veterans Memorial HwyHauppauge, NY17.7 mi.(631) 724-4188
Black Whale Motel23 Alanson LnHampton Bays, NY19.1 mi.(631) 728-1545
Capri Bayshore Motor Inn300 Bayshore RdBay Shore, NY20.5 mi.(631) 666-7275
Hampton Star Motel293 E Montauk HwyHampton Bays, NY20.6 mi.(631) 728-6051
Fire Island Hotel And Resort20 West Main StBayshore, NY20.7 mi.(631) 583-8000
Howard Johnson Lodge450 Moreland RdCommack, NY21.0 mi.(631) 864-8820
Commack Motor Inn2231 Jericho TpkeCommack, NY21.4 mi.(631) 499-9060
Wingate Inn801 Crooked Hill RdBrentwood, NY21.6 mi.(631) 434-1818
Shinnecock Motel240 Montauk HwySouthampton, NY21.7 mi.(631) 283-2406
Easterner Motel639 Montauk HwySouthampton, NY21.9 mi.(631) 283-9292
Hampton Inn680 Commack RdCommack, NY22.3 mi.(631) 462-5700

Shirley Weather & Climate

Long Island enjoys a four-season, moderate climate, given its relatively northern latitude-which makes it a pleasant place to visit year-round. It is the largest island adjoining the continental United States, extending approximately 118 miles east-northeast from the mouth of the Hudson River, adjacent to Manhattan Island. Winters tend to be unpredictable and summers can be warm and muggy, but offshore breezes help moderate temperatures. Spring and fall are the best times to visit, when temperatures are mild. March tends to be rainy, but temperatures stay above freezing. April's warming temperatures makes it more comfortable and May is generally a gorgeous month on Long Island, weather wise. September to November is pleasant and mild, and the changing leaves make it a beautiful time to visit.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 22°F 4.49 in. 37°F
February 41°F 23°F 3.71 in. 37°F
March 49°F 30°F 4.46 in. 40°F
April 59°F 38°F 4.45 in. 49°F
May 69°F 48°F 4.11 in. 57°F
June 77°F 58°F 4.29 in. 64°F
July 82°F 64°F 3.34 in. 70°F
August 81°F 63°F 4.50 in. 71°F
September 74°F 56°F 4.02 in. 69°F
October 63°F 44°F 4.01 in. 60°F
November 53°F 36°F 4.45 in. 52°F
December 43°F 27°F 4.44 in. 42°F

Shirley Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Francis S Gabreski airport (FOK) located about 12 miles east of Shirley in Westhampton Beach, New York, the Long Island Mac Arthur airport (ISP) located approximately 12 miles west of Shirley in Islip, New York, the John F Kennedy International airport (JFK) located roughly 48 miles west of Shirley in New York, New York, the La Guardia airport (LGA) located around 52 miles west of Shirley in New York, New York, the Teterboro airport (TEB) located about 62 miles west of Shirley in Teterboro, New Jersey, and finally the Newark Liberty International airport (EWR) located approximately 68 miles west of Shirley in Newark, New Jersey.

Shirley Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Boomers Family Fun CenterMedfordNY7.0 mi.
Country Fair Entertainment ParkMedfordNY7.0 mi.
Kid's KingdomMedfordNY7.0 mi.
Sports Plus Entertainment CenterLake GroveNY13.4 mi.
AdventurelandFarmingdaleNY30.6 mi.
Bayville AmusementsBayvilleNY37.1 mi.
Playland ParkRyeNY44.4 mi.
Glen Island ParkNew RochelleNY48.4 mi.
Quassy Amusement ParkMiddleburyCT52.0 mi.
Ocean Beach ParkNew LondonCT55.4 mi.
AstrolandBrooklynNY57.9 mi.
Coney Island BoardwalkBrooklynNY57.9 mi.
Coney Island - Kenny KaufmanBrooklynNY57.9 mi.
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement ParkBrooklynNY57.9 mi.
Nellie Bly ParkBrooklynNY57.9 mi.
Lake CompounceBristolCT60.3 mi.
JeepersWest NyackNY62.0 mi.
Keansburg Amusement ParkKeansburgNJ70.7 mi.
Enchanted ForestHope ValleyRI76.9 mi.
Jenkinson's BoardwalkPoint Pleasant BeachNJ79.1 mi.
Water Parks
Splish Splash Water ParkRiverheadNY13.4 mi.
Maple Breeze ParkPawcatuckCT67.0 mi.
Water WizzWesterlyRI67.2 mi.
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY73.8 mi.
Yawgoo Valley Ski Area and WaterparkExeterRI87.5 mi.
Westport Water SlideWestportMA107.1 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ112.4 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA116.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Links at ShirleyShirleyNY 
Middle Island Country ClubMiddle IslandNY5.2 mi.
Spring Lake Golf ClubMiddle IslandNY7.0 mi.
Calverton LinksCalvertonNY9.6 mi.
Great Rock Golf ClubWading RiverNY10.4 mi.
Tallgrass Golf ClubShorehamNY10.4 mi.
Holbrook Country ClubHolbrookNY10.6 mi.
Rolling Oaks Country ClubRocky PointNY10.6 mi.
Heatherwood Golf ClubCentereachNY12.6 mi.
West Sayville Golf CourseWest SayvilleNY12.9 mi.
Ponds at Lake GroveLake GroveNY13.1 mi.
Cherry Creek Golf LinksRiverheadNY13.2 mi.
Indian Island Country ClubRiverheadNY13.2 mi.
Long Island National Golf CourseRiverheadNY13.2 mi.
Sandy Pond Par 3 Golf CourseRiverheadNY13.2 mi.
Timber Point Country ClubGreat RiverNY15.7 mi.
Gull Haven Golf ClubCentral IslipNY17.4 mi.
Hamlet Wind Watch Golf ClubHauppaugeNY17.4 mi.
Smithtown Landing Golf ClubSmithtownNY17.7 mi.
Stonebridge Golf Links & Country ClubSmithtownNY17.7 mi.
Brentwood Country ClubBrentwoodNY19.6 mi.
Sunken Meadow State Park Golf CourseKings ParkNY20.7 mi.
Robert Moses State ParkBabylonNY24.0 mi.
Dix Hills Country ClubDix HillsNY24.2 mi.
Dix Hills Park Golf CourseDix HillsNY24.2 mi.
Hollow Hills Golf CourseDix HillsNY24.2 mi.
Cedar Beach Golf CourseBabylonNY24.9 mi.
Cedars Golf ClubCutchogueNY24.9 mi.
Crab Meadow Golf CourseNorthportNY25.6 mi.
Bergen Point Golf ClubWest BabylonNY26.0 mi.
Ski Areas
WoodburyWoodburyCT54.3 mi.
Mount SouthingtonSouthingtonCT54.9 mi.
Big BirchPattersonNY62.4 mi.
Thunder RidgePattersonNY62.4 mi.
Mohawk MountainCornwallCT75.9 mi.
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ83.6 mi.
Mount PeterWarwickNY83.9 mi.
Otis RidgeOtisMA96.9 mi.
Mount TomHolyokeMA97.8 mi.
Butternut Ski AreaGreat BarringtonMA99.7 mi.
CatamountHillsdaleNY101.1 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA109.4 mi.
Holiday MountainMonticelloNY111.6 mi.
State Parks
Wildwood State ParkNY11.7 mi. 
Heckscher State ParkNY16.8 mi. 
Sunken Meadow State ParkNY21.8 mi. 
Captree State ParkNY23.4 mi. 
Robert Moses State ParkNY24.1 mi. 
Belmont Lake State ParkNY24.8 mi. 
Gilgo State ParkNY27.9 mi. 
Silver Sands State ParkCT29.5 mi. 
Bethpage State ParkNY30.8 mi. 
Sherwood Island State ParkCT31.8 mi. 
Caumsett State ParkNY32.0 mi. 
Chaffinch Island State ParkCT33.3 mi. 
Hammonasset State ParkCT35.8 mi. 
Jones Beach State ParkNY36.7 mi. 
Osborndale State ParkCT38.5 mi. 
West Rock Ridge State ParkCT39.0 mi. 
Orient Beach State ParkNY39.0 mi. 
Indian Well State ParkCT39.6 mi. 
Museum of Long Island Natural SciencesStony BrookNY16.7 mi.(Science)
Barnum MuseumBridgeportCT30.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Discovery MuseumBridgeportCT30.8 mi.(Science)
Railroad Museum of Long IslandGreenportNY33.8 mi.(Technology)
Yale Center for British ArtNew HavenCT35.1 mi.(Art)
Nassau County Museum of artRoslyn HarborNY40.3 mi.(Art)
Long Island Children's MuseumGarden CityNY40.5 mi.(Children's)
Bruce MuseumGreenwichCT42.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Goudreau Museum of Mathematics in Art and ScienceNew Hyde ParkNY43.2 mi.(Science)
Company of Fifers and Drummers -- The Museum of Fife and DrumIvorytonCT43.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary ArtRidgefieldCT46.7 mi.(Art)
the aldrich museum of contemporary artRidgefieldCT46.7 mi.(Art)
Queens Museum of ArtFlushingNY49.8 mi.(Art)
Timexpo MuseumMiddleburyCT52.0 mi.(Technology)
Mattatuck MuseumWaterburyCT53.1 mi.(History)
Railroad Museum of New EnglandWaterburyCT53.1 mi.(Technology)
Katonah Museum of ArtKatonahNY53.1 mi.(Art)
Hudson River MuseumYonkersNY54.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
American Museum of the Moving ImageAstoriaNY55.6 mi.(Technology)
Isamu Noguchi Garden MuseumLong Island CityNY56.7 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Beardsley Zoological GardensBridgeportCT30.8 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY49.8 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY52.3 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY57.9 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY57.9 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY59.9 mi.
Mystic AquariumMysticCT60.5 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ63.9 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY68.7 mi.
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY80.4 mi.
Roger Williams Park ZooProvidenceRI103.4 mi.

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