The Private Cove and
Just a minute's walk from your doorstep, down a pleasant
tree-lined trail, lies the dream of every tropical vacationer: a
private secluded cove with a sandy beach and water that is as
clear, calm and warm as a swimming pool.
Some rental houses claim that they have a "private beach"
but this usually means that the property owns a
portion of a larger beach which is accessible to the public and visible from other
houses. However, the beach at Solstice is
completely surrounded by our property and the only land access
is from the houses. The cove's seclusion and calm waters made it
a favorite hiding place for pirates and smugglers in years past,
but today the only footprints you will see in the fine
white sand will be your own. Your cove and the miles of wild
coastline around it will make you feel like you are staying on
your own private island.
The western coast of Long Island is protected from the
prevailing wind and waves. The enclosed cove provides even
more protection, so the water at Solstice is almost always calm
and good for swimming or snorkeling all year. The soft sandy
bottom is perfect for wading and water play. The rocks along the
sides of the cove are home to colorful reef fish, corals
and sponges. We have snorkel gear, kayaks and many water toys
available for guest use.
Our Facebook page has
more underwater photos taken in the cove.
||Even out of the water, the cove is a great place to relax.
The light color of the sand means that it is always cool on your
feet, even on a sunny afternoon. If you would like to get out of
the sun, a thatched roof gazebo right on the beach is designed
in harmony with the natural setting. It is equipped with lounge
chairs, tables, ceiling fan, a charcoal barbeque and outdoor
At low tide, the water in the cove and beyond is
only chest-deep and you can explore the coast by wading or paddling one of Solstice's two kayaks.
The crystal-clear water allows you to see fish while wading
or from our many water toys, though the best views are with
a snorkel mask.
While there is great fishing on Long Island, we ask guests
not to fish in the cove or the nearby coast to preserve the wildlife
for future guests and future generations.