It’s a perfect summer day, the ideal day to ride up top on the Davis Park Ferry for a cool breeze and beautiful scenery as you travel across the Great South Bay to picturesque Fire Island. The marina is bustling with activity, boaters coming and going, kids selling hand-painted seashell treasures, and beach goers making their way down the boardwalk to the ocean.
Davis Park is a great place to just get away from it all without traveling far. Eliminate the expensive airfare and airport aggravation and instead rent a vacation home for a week where everything you need is at your fingertips. Most rentals are quaintly furnished with fully equipped kitchens. The Harbor Store at Davis Park is an old-fashioned general store where you can find all of the provisions you need and then some. Many of the “mainland” businesses will gladly deliver supplies right to the ferry; how’s that for service!
Davis Park is Patchogue’s very own resort community.
“The family atmosphere is great. I love running into old friends and making new ones,” said Patchogue resident Luis Ocasio. “The beach is clean and there is great surfing.”
Lorice Fiala, owner of The Colony Shop and part-time Davis Park resident says, “Everything is laid back, people are friendly and the fresh air is incredible.”
When asked what she would recommend new comers do while at Davis Park, Lorice suggested that visitors, “walk to Watch Hill and visit the nature walk.” Watch Hill is an incredible haven for wildlife with more than 300 species of birds, an ideal location for nature enthusiasts looking for some peace and tranquility.
Boaters can easily dock in the Davis Park Marina to enjoy the beach, barbeque dockside and enjoy the sunset before returning home. It is such a popular place to be, local boating enthusiast Keith Simms of O’Neill’s in Patchogue says, “On a Sunday, get there early if you want a slip.”
It is the place to be for locals and visitors alike.
Whether you are looking for some fun in the sun or just want to unwind, Davis Park certainly is a paradise in our own backyard.
Lorice Fiala said it best, “A 20-minute Davis Park Ferry ride and all the worries of the world melt away.”