John and I had been told over and over again that we Must go to Sunset Beach. So one fine day, we took the ferry over to Shelter Island and saw this and thought, 'What's the big deal all about?' And then we left.
It wasn't until a couple of years later that we finally discovered why Sunset Beach is so great and how to enjoy it.
First, you need a boat.
Orrr....like me, have a friend with a boat...
Enjoy a leisurely boat ride around Shelter Island over to Sunset Beach. Drop anchor...
And SWIM to the beach! (Obviously, no pictures of that happening on here!)
After landing safely on the beach, hide your rafts for your return trip.
Hang out and people watch as you wait for your table.
Pass the afternoon enjoying Andre's amazing rose' or bloody mary's, eating fantastic food, and having scintillating conversation on the rooftop for lunch.
As the sun begins to set, trek across the beach back towards the boat.
Sadly, recall how faaaar out the boat is and how coooold the water is...
And then, say a little prayer that you'll return one day.