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Nissequogue is a coastal village on the North Shore of Long Island, New York, in the Town of Smithtown, Suffolk County. It is a peaceful all-residential community that abounds in natural beauty and countrified charm with miles of shoreline and plenty of beaches, beautiful preserves, waterfront homes, and stunning water views.

Local Area Information

Nissequogue Village and its neighbors, Head of the Harbor Village and Saint James, are three settlements in the Town of Smithtown, Suffolk County, nestled between the hamlets of Smithtown and Stony Brook on the North Shore of Long Island, New York. Running west of Nissequogue is the Nissequogue River, to the north is the Long Island Sound, and to the east is Stony Brook Harbor, all providing many opportunities for waterfront homes and recreation as well as amazing water views.

Nissequogue is the original site of the early settlers of the Town of Smithtown. It was founded in 1665 when the chief of the Montauks, Wyandanch, and Lion Gardiner deeded the land to Richard Smith (or Smyth), the town’s founding father. Nissequogue was incorporated as a village in 1926.

The three communities of Nissequogue, Head of the Harbor, and Saint James share not only the 11780 ZIP code but also a complex and vibrant history. Visitors and locals alike enjoy the Long Island Sound beaches, and though Nissequogue, much like Head of the Harbor, does not have a commercial center due to village zoning regulations, a wealth of trendy stores, excellent restaurants, and a variety of local businesses are nearby.

All houses in Nissequogue are single-family homes as regulated by village zoning, and many are tucked away in the woods, some modestly hidden by hedges. The area’s winding roads are typically private cul-de-sacs with some as narrow as hiking trails and branching off to long driveways that lead to either cottages, mansion-like luxury homes with pools, horse properties on sprawling lots, or some new constructions.

The village of Nissequogue is approximately 50 miles northeast of Manhattan in New York City and served by the Saint James Station via the Port Jefferson Branch of the Long Island Rail Road. A car trip to or from the city takes about an hour and 23 minutes to an hour and 35 minutes via the Northern State Parkway or Long Island Expressway.

General Information

Township: Town of Smithtown | Smithtown, New York

County: Suffolk County

Population: 1,564 (2020)

Classification: Incorporated Village

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Nissequogue via the St. James Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 31 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes.

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Water District
Suffolk County Water Authority

Gas Company(s)
PSEG Long Island
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
PSEG Long Island

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)
Verizon Fios


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Beaches & Parks

The David Weld Sanctuary is composed of different types of separate environments such as marsh, woodland swamp and forest with many deciduous trees. Formerly a cattle farm, it now has a Self Guided Science-Walk with nine discovery stations, which are numbered on white diamonds. Commonly found here are black birch, tulip and hickory trees. Located on Boney Lane with the entrance on Short Beach Road, the nature preserve also has a 50-foot bluff overlooking the Long Island Sound and hiking trails going to the rocky beaches of Short Beach.

Short Beach has many features on top of its bathing beaches, such as bath houses, showers, a picnic and play area with seesaws, slides and swings. There are also tables, benches, fireplaces, a pavilion, refreshment booth and restrooms. Aside from swimming, other activities may also be enjoyed, such as camping and surf casting.

On the opposite side of the shore is Long Beach, which is a livelier beach compared to Short Beach as it is where many outdoor concerts are held. Located on Long Beach Road, the town park also has bathing beaches and other amenities, such as a marina with boat ramps, a pavilion, tables, benches, showers, a refreshment booth and restrooms.

The Schools

Village students attend the Smithtown Central School District, which has 12 public schools. Two of these schools are located in Nesconset: Great Hollow Middle School and Tackan Elementary School.


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