Though many refer to the area as Pirates Cove, some still call it Mount Misery. No matter what its formal name, everyone seems to understand where you’re heading when you tell Port Jefferson and nearby north shore boaters, “We’re going to the Cove.”
Once you’ve dropped anchor in this calm water haven on the east side of the entrance to Port Jefferson Harbor you’ll forever refer to it as a terrific place to enjoy the pleasures of boating.
There is plenty of water and a wide area to enter the cove. Even if the Long Island Sound is kicking up a bit, this area is so protected you’re usually able to swim through calm waters to the nearby beach.
There are no facilities in Pirates Cove, but Port Jefferson Village is just south in the harbor. There you will find transient space, fuel, restaurants, and streets filled with shopping, entertainment, and other enticements.
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