The hamlet of Jamesport offers visitors a quaint, historic downtown, lovely rural scenery, and some of the best wine and food destinations on the North Fork.
A low-key village with big-city sophistication
What Jamesport lacks in size — it’s only 4.5 square miles — it makes up for with memorable dining destinations, sandy, southern-facing beaches and quiet neighborhoods that capture the North Fork’s laid-back style. Nothing here sits too far from the water, and biking around is easy. Because the town sits at the westernmost end of the North Fork, it’s a quicker trip for New Yorkers by car than some other destinations, often taking less than two hours.
Prices reflect Jamesport’s charms and limited inventory
You can still land well-maintained Cape Cods, ranches and colonial farmhouses in Jamesport for between $400,000 and $700,000, but the hamlet’s popularity is rising. In late 2018, the median sale price of the eight available single-family homes was $749,000 — notable, even if that figure is skewed by the $2-5 million prices of properties along Peconic Bay. With no supermarket or train stop, and just a small cluster of shops on Route 25, travelers often zip right through Jamesport to points east. That’s fine with the locals, who cherish their gem of a retreat.
With items such as Grandma’s Pancakes, Hash of the Day, eggs, smoothies and biscuits, the menu at this farm-to-table breakfast spot will not leave you wanting.
This family-owned brewery uses local hops, wheat and barley, much of which is grown onsite. Its large outdoor space is pet-friendly, and an onsite food truck serves burgers, fries and other fare.
This was the only Long Island entry on Zagat’s eight-member list of U.S. wineries with “stellar” food. Zagat’s explanation: Jamesport “takes it up a step”on weekends, with delicious wood-fired pizzas, lobster rolls and a salad of local tomatoes and burratta.