It doesn’t take much to imagine the Long Island seaport of Sag Harbor as it was a century and a half ago, when whaling ships
docked six deep at Long Warf. The architectural evidence of whaling’s heyday is still here, but there have been a few changes.
Along Main Street, which curves gracefully away from the harbor, there are yoga studios, art galleries, chic home furnishing shops, and all manner of restaurants. The harbor’s marina and yacht club are filled with fishing boats and pleasure craft of every description.
With parades on every holiday, it’s a welcoming place for people who simply want a relaxed, bayside alternative to the high-powered Hamptons a few miles away.