Welcome to Oyster Bay
Renaissance Property Associates welcomes you to the historic seaside Hamlet of Oyster Bay…the home of Theodore Roosevelt, Billy Joel’s Motorcycle Shop, Olympic sailing training and our own micro-brewery. We hope you will enjoy discovering all that this Hamlet has to offer. From waterfront activities, restaurants and shops, to historic places and outdoor activities – Oyster Bay has something for everyone.
Restaurants and a our own Micro Brewery
There’s a buzz about the “renaissance” of eating establishments in Oyster Bay. You’ll find some excellent restaurants including the new 2 Spring, Nikkei, Autentico, Wild Honey, Canterbury, Spinnakers and the Homestead. There’s Gambino’s Trattoria and Bakery for fresh baked goods and affordable Italian fare, Sweet Tomato for great soups, gourmet sandwiches and catering and Southdown Coffee for a jolt of caffeine. There are plenty of pizzerias, delicatessens and other fast food alternatives….and don’t miss the Oyster Bay Brewing Company micro-brewery.
Shops and Pets
On Audrey Avenue, you’ll find Chrison & Bellina and James Guy, Manhattan style boutiques with unique accessories and home decor. On South Street, Village Vets can take care of your pets while For Pets Only caters to your pets grooming needs…and then there’s Two by Four for overnight care. And our 100 year old hardware store, Nobman’s, has what you need to tinker around your home.
Art, Antiques, Music and a Car Show
Pick up great art work at Long Island Picture Frame and Art Gallery or varied antiques and curiosities at The Attic Door and Chalikians. Summertime Tuesday Cruise Nights and Friday night “Dancing on the Street” are just some of the many events that take place throughout the year.
Waterfront Activities, Olympic Sailing, Golf Courses and More
Along the waterfront, you’ll find beautiful new walkways and incredible views from Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, with ball fields, a beach and marina. If you feel adventurous, the Waterfront Center can teach you how to sail…or rent a sailboat, kayak, row boat or stand up paddleboard. There are yacht clubs, rowing clubs, the Oyster Bay Marine Center, public and private golf courses and plenty of other activities. You also may bump into one of the Olympic sailors training at the Oakcliff Sailing Center.
Historical and Cultural
If you’re looking for historical perspective, Oyster Bay has plenty to offer in less than six square miles – from the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (home of Theodore Roosevelt) and Audubon Sanctuary to the east, and the lush gardens of Planting Fields State Historic Park to the west. In the heart of the Hamlet, you’ll find historic buildings such as Raynham Hall ~ the center of the Long Island spy ring during the revolutionary war and home of the first recorded American Valentine. Some say it’s haunted, too! We also have our own Oyster Bay Railroad museum including the station used by Theodore Roosevelt and a yard with some interesting old train cars.
In addition to the waterfront and historical venues, there are plenty of family activities with places such as Not Just Art, Gone Dancing and What’s Cooking. And don’t miss the annual Oyster Festival in October, the largest waterfront festival on the east coast featuring fun family-friendly activities, a massive craft tent and a food court packed with a variety of delicious food.
Be sure to check out www.visitoysterbay.com and www.oysterbaymainstreet.org for a schedule of events and an overview of all that Oyster Bay Hamlet has to offer.
If you are interested in living or operating a business in Oyster Bay, New York, view our list of available properties. We will be happy to answer your questions.