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South Jamesport is a picturesque waterfront community in the Town of Riverhead on the North Fork of the renowned East End of Long Island, New York, sitting on the breathtaking Great Peconic Bay. It is close to many of the stunning white sand beaches of the East End, the North Fork’s world-class wineries, gorgeous parks and the diverse array of shops, restaurants and other booming businesses in Downtown Riverhead.

Local Area Information

South Jamesport is an unincorporated hamlet in the southeast corner of Suffolk County’s Town of Riverhead on the North Fork of Long Island, New York. It is tucked between Jamesport to the North, Aquebogue to the west and Laurel to the east, which is in the Town of Southold. The southern coastal area affords amazing water views of the Great Peconic Bay on the longest river on Long Island, the Peconic River.

The modern-day South Jamesport is technically part of the larger census-designated place (CDP) of Jamesport, and the two share a rich history. The former was conceptualized in 1825 as a whaling ship port by James Tuthill, for whom the neighborhoods are named, but its bay waters were too shallow to harbor ships. When the former Jamesport Station of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) opened in 1845, the bayfront began to transform into a popular resort and fishing spot.

This area south of Peconic Bay Boulevard established its own post office with the 11970 ZIP code in 1893. Residential areas encompass largely single-family homes, a number of which belong to smaller communities that maintain their own private beach on the bay. The properties include 3-bedroom homes, luxury residences, 4-bedroom cottages and waterfront houses along the shore, and plenty offer master bedrooms on first floor, pools and other features.

Beginning in the mid-19th century, the South Jamesport area was also dotted with several Italianate mansions, such as the former home of distinguished sea captain Jedediah Hawkins. This 1863 landmark became the current classic 22-acre boutique hotel, the Jedediah Hawkins Inn, which also offers a restaurant and The Speakeasy and is just several minutes’ walk from the lovely South Jamesport Beach.

South Jamesport is about 80 miles northeast of Manhattan in New York City and served by the Riverhead and Mattituck Stations via the LIRR’s Ronkonkoma Branch. Traveling to or from the city by car takes about a couple of hours to two hours and 45 minutes via the Long Island Expressway.

General Information

Township: Town of Riverhead | Riverhead, New York

County: Suffolk County

Population: Approximately 1,710 (2010)

Classification: Hamlet

Chamber of Commerce: South Jamesport Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves South Jamesport via the Mattituck Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
2 hours 29 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes.

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Water District
Suffolk County Water Authority
Riverhead Water District

Gas Company(s)
Pacific Gas and Electric Long Island (PSEGLI)
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
Pacific Gas and Electric Long Island (PSEGLI)

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)


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Beaches & Parks

East Creek Docking Facility offers boat launching, annual and transient docking, night fishing, and ample parking, all of which require a permit that may be obtained from the Town of Riverhead Recreation Department in neighboring Aquebogue.

Located at the corner of South Jamesport Avenue and Front Street, Miamogue Point Park is a beachfront facility that is home to a playground and boardwalk with direct access to the beach on the Great Peconic Bay.

South Jamesport Beach is sought after for its cool bathing beach on the Great Peconic Bay, and has a picnic area, playground, gazebo, outdoor showers, as well as playing courts for basketball, beach volleyball, and tennis.

The Schools

Most of South Jamesport is served by the Riverhead Central School District, which has seven public schools. Aquebogue Elementary School is in Aquebogue, Riley Avenue Elementary School is in Calverton, and Phillips Avenue Elementary School is geographically located in Riverside. The rest of the district schools are in the hamlet of Riverhead.

The rest of South Jamesport in the eastern section is served by the Mattituck-Cutchogue Union Free School District.


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