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What Makes Bayville a North Shore Paradise

What Makes Bayville a North Shore Paradise

When you choose The Crescent Beach Club as your event venue, you are choosing a venue located in one of Long Island’s unique coastal villages – Bayville. This historic location is home to locals with a passion for the rich history and legacy of the village. This year they celebrate their centennial, giving the village extra cause for celebration. 

Find out what makes Bayville, N.Y such a special place – and a great location for your event venue:

The Facts

Bayville map

Thе Villаgе of Bауvillе, often rеfеrrеd to аѕ Pinе Iѕlаnd, iѕ a villаgе lосаtеd on Long Iѕlаnd Sоund fасing Grееnwiсh, Cоnnесtiсut. The Incorporated Villаgе of Bауvillе iѕ lосаtеd within the tоwn of Oуѕtеr Bау in Nаѕѕаu Cоuntу, New York, Unitеd Stаtеѕ. Thе рорulаtiоn wаѕ 6,669 at thе 2010 сеnѕuѕ.Thе village was inсоrроrаtеd in 1919 during thе inсоrроrаtеd village mоvеmеnt, whiсh allowed many lаrgеr еѕtаtе оwnеrѕ on Long Island tо establish роlitiсаl аnd security control over their dоmаinѕ.

Aссоrding tо the United Stаtеѕ Cеnѕuѕ Burеаu, thе villаgе has a total area of 1.5 ѕԛuаrе milеѕ (3.9 km2), оf whiсh 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) is lаnd аnd 0.1 ѕԛuаrе milеѕ (0.26 km2), оr 3.42%, iѕ wаtеr.

The History

Bayville bridge

A man named Daniel Whitehead of Oyster Bay purchased the land that makes up today’s Bayville in 1658 from the Matinecock Indians. During this time, the eastern side of the Peninsula was called “The Pines” and the western side was called “Oak Neck.” Initial development took place primarily on the west side of the village, which is now known as “Friendly Corner.”

Notably, in 1859 the land was renamed Bayville. Many people arrived at the isolated location via water taxi or a ferry boat that ran from Stamford, Connecticut. However, the area became much more accessible when a bridge was built across Mill Neck Creek in 1898. Today, you will cross over the fourth iteration of the bridge – built in 1938. 

A Beach Lover’s Dream

Bayville wedding

When Long Islanders think of Bayville, the first thing that comes to mind is most likely the village’s beautiful beaches. The Long Island Press dubbed the village a waterfront north shore best-kept secret just this year. 

The article quotes Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladin in saying: 

“Bayville is one of the true hidden gems on our historic North Shore. Celebrating its centennial anniversary since incorporation, Bayville is rich in history and offers residents and visitors alike an escape with its beautiful tree-lined streets, suburban neighborhoods, booming downtown, and exquisite scenic views. I encourage visitors to take the time out not only to visit our renowned parks and beaches, such as Centre Island Beach and Stehli Beach, but also take the opportunity to frequent some classic Bayville restaurants and shops.”

When you host an event at The Crescent Beach Club you’re surrounded by prime waterfront spots. You can finish off a wedding planning trip with a stroll across one of Bayville’s many beaches open to the public. These include Charles E. Ransom Beach, Centre Island Beach, and Stehli Beach. When it comes to taking in a gorgeous sunset, these beaches – along with The Crescent Beach Club’s private strip – are the places to be.

Clams & Oysters Galore!

Bayville Clams and Oysters

One of Bayville’s biggest claims to fame is Frank M. Flower & Sons. It is the last remaining oyster and clam dredging company left on Long Island. Although the official address designates the firm in modern day Oyster Bay, it is known as a Bayville establishment. The shellfish hatchery is on Bayville land while the seeding beds on the other side of the hatchery are in Oyster Bay. Many Bayville natives are employed by the firm and are local experts of clams and oysters. According to Newsday, the hatchery spawns 40 to 70 million oysters and 50 to 60 million clams each year, depending on the conditions. 

It’s no wonder why Ocean – the seasonal restaurant on The Crescent Beach Club premises – serves up some of the freshest seafood on the North Shore! 

Drinks on the Water

If you’re celebrating your wedding or another event at The Crescent Beach Club, you may want to take advantage of Bayville’s nightlife for pre-event festivities. Enjoying a drink on the water is a Bayville past-time. Fortunately, Ocean features an acclaimed happy hour featuring half-off cocktails, sushi (made fresh by resident sushi chef Mr. Lee at an outdoor bar!), and appetizers. While Ocean is open seasonally, The Crescent Beach Club also host events all year round on the property – giving you and your wedding party a chance to spend time at your venue before the big day. 

Don’t just take it from us! The Long Island Press noted in their aforementioned Bayville feature:

“It is a premier choice for dining al fresco, and the club’s palm trees and beach bar will make patrons feel like they’re kicking back somewhere in the tropics.”

When you choose The Crescent Beach Club as your wedding venue, you are also choosing a historic and treasured gem of a village as your location. There’s a reason why The Crescent is referred to as Long Island’s premier beachfront destination venue. Bayville is a unique destination that will make your special event stand out from the rest. Contact us at 516-628-3000 to discuss your future Crescent Beach Club event today!