This is Marie, the owner of Nalu. I love to explore different towns and different countries and I always find it helpful to get the insider scoops from people who live and work in the area, so here's some of my recommendations in Bay Shore and beyond...
BAY SHORE HANGOUTS
BEACH LIFESTYLE STORE:
Shameless plug for our store - Nalu Dry Goods. Come in for a visit - shop or just say hi!
4 E Main St. Bay Shore NY 11706. Call ahead for hours. We're usually open Mon-Sat. 631.647.9000
FIRE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
Park at Robert Moses Beach Field 5,go to the extreme left of the parking lot once you pass the guard house to find the entrance to the boardwalk.
Separate dog run for big and little dogs and also a walk that leads all the way to a little beach on the bay where you and your pal can take a dip.
ORIGIN OF ERA
Sustainable style with some Brooklyn flavor. I got a mini jack knife pendant the size of my pinky, in case I need to escape from a sticky situation.
Super cool women's accessories and fun men's and baby gear to boot!
DREW PATRICK SPA AND BOUTIQUE
My homegirls Autumn Beane of www.autumnbeane.com (graphic design)and Sarah got me a massage here are my loves: a steam shower, well-curated boutique, Miguel, the manager, fragrant tea & trail mix offered in the luxe lounge.
Need some mementos from Long Island or a thoughtful gift for that special someone in a well-merchandised shop? Try Willy Nilly!
BAR & RESTAURANT
Fun times for entertainment and apps with a cool beachy vibe and awesome atmosphere
For doughnuts as big as your head and the taste to match
Can't get enough of their warm quinoa bowl with beets, green onions, sweet potato, avocado poblano & honey mustard dressing.
Um o.k. the lunch specials are such a great deal. Szechuan tofu with brown rice and hot and sour soup. Yeah baby
o.k. there's a bunch of sushi in Bay Shore and they are all good, but this is our go-to.
Located kind of across the street from Taco Bell, you can get homemade-style burritos on the grills!!!
These guys are in the same strip mall as Taco Guac and don't even have a website, but they probably don't need it.
One of the most creative and tasty vegan/vegetarian dishes offerings around and more...my favorite "fancy" spot!
BEYOND BAY SHORE
KEY WEST FOOD TRUCK (ISLIP)
Delicious food? Check. Acai bowls? Check. Great for post beach session? Yesssss!!!
BUBBA'S BURRITO BAR (ISLIP)
If you're a local, you know this spot, you know to call early & you know to expect a busy signal when you call. It's that good.
SWELL TACO (BABYLON, PATCHOGUE)
Yes, more tacos please. Def a beachy vibe if you want to chill with the crew here...
TRUE NORTH (BOHEMIA)
The online sermons have great spiritual insight