Oyster Bay's award-winning harbor (Photo provided by the Town of Oyster Bay)

Oyster Bay Named Best Regional Harbor

The Town of Oyster Bay is excited to announce that Oyster Bay Harbor has been named the 2024 Best Harbor in the Mid-Atlantic region by the US Harbors organization.

“US Harbors asked the public to vote for their favorite harbor out of more than 1,500 harbors, exemplifying where they had the most passion for where they live, boat and fish,” said Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino. “We are proud to continue many efforts to keep the vitality of our beautiful harbor, including a highly successful shellfish management program with a soon-to-be expanded hatchery that produces millions of clam and oyster seedlings annually. Working with environmental partners on a variety of initiatives to protect our harbor, we will continue these initiatives to help naturally clean our waterways, protect our shoreline and filter local waters while repopulating shellfish.”

The Best Harbor contest was started by US Harbors in 2019. The contest allows users to vote on their favorite coastal and Great Lakes harbors. The contest runs from March to May, which means that the voting period is long enough that the contest “truly reflects the pride and passion people feel for their local coastal communities.”

“The protection of our natural assets is a high priority for our Town Board, and we will continue our vast efforts to protect the quality and resiliency of our waters,” said Supervisor Saladino. “We thank US Harbors for this great honor and all who supported Oyster Bay Harbor as the best mid-Atlantic regional harbor.”

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