Welcome to Babylon
A charming and idyllic waterfront community along the Great South Bay
The quaint, peaceful neighborhood of Babylon is a water lover’s paradise. With dozens of canals and inlets weaving along the shores, Babylon features oceanfront beaches and ample dock space, making the area one of the most accessible boat side communities in Long Island. Babylon sits along the Great South Bay in Suffolk County and features a walkable downtown district with independent shops and “Mom and Pop” restaurants. The 25-acre Argyle Lake is the hub of the Babylon neighborhood and provides space for events, festivals, and community gatherings.
What to Love
If you enjoy spending your days on the water, eating freshly caught seafood at a local restaurant, and connecting with neighbors at unique community events, then Babylon is the place to be! Residents have excellent boating opportunities and spend a lot of time exploring the harbors of the Atlantic and enjoying local fare at family-owned restaurants. With a short commute to the city and a quaint small-town charm, Babylon is a vibrant and desirable place to live.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
For a small community, Babylon offers incredible dining options. Make your way to the Post Office Cafe, a Long Island favorite for over 40 years. They’re known for their juicy burgers and signature cocktails. The Barrique Kitchen & Wine Bar is an upscale dining spot along Deer Park Avenue that features over 150 wine options, rustic food, thin-crust pizzas, and mini desserts. The dining room feels like stepping into an old European restaurant, almost like you’ve transported yourself to an entirely different country! Located in Babylon Village, Gemelli Fine Foods is open for all of your gourmet grocery needs. The family-owned business is a “delicious place to shop” and features a diverse lunch and catering menu, in addition to market items available for purchase. Craving the dynamic flavors of Mexico? Visit Swell Taco for a taste of Southern California-inspired dishes like quesadillas, loaded nachos, and unique taco creations.
Connect with the community at Babylon Bean, the best coffee shop in historic Babylon. As the “go-to” spot for the hippest drinks in the coolest atmosphere, Babylon Bean provides a comfortable space for friends to gather and frequently showcases rotating art from local artists. A local favorite since the 1940s, Glen’s Dinette whips up the best breakfast and lunch options in a classic, retro diner and features menu items like chicken club sandwiches, Thanksgiving on a Roll, and incredible chocolate shakes! For shopping opportunities, visit Bunger Surf Shop on Main Street for all of your water sport needs and Roomors up the block for jewelry, gifts, and home decor. Bunger also offers surf lessons for all ages.
Things to Do
The Argyle Fair at Argyle Park is an annual craft fair that brings hundreds of vendors to Babylon. Artists showcase and sell their handcrafted works and thousands of guests browse the stands with local food in hand. The event features dozens of food trucks, live music, and a special children’s activity area. Held in Argyle Park around the gorgeous, shimmering lake in September, the fair brings in thousands of locals and tourists to celebrate creativity and art. Another local favorite event is the Babylon Village Harvest Festival sponsored by the Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce. The event is held downtown and features sidewalk sales from local businesses, a petting zoo, fall activities, live entertainment, and dozens of food stands.
A holiday tradition, and one of the best nights in Babylon, is the Old Fashioned Night of Shopping. Every December, Babylon turns into a holiday winter wonderland along Deer Park Avenue and brings a magical evening to the community. With twinkling lights, businesses open late, photos with Santa, and holiday films on an outdoor screen with festive treats, the Old Fashioned Night of Shopping is the can’t-miss event of the year!
Connect with nature at Southards Pond Park
. Enjoy a casual stroll through the gorgeous, verdant paths and enjoy a picnic by the pond. Explore the 19-acre park by foot or bring your bike to weave through the paved pathways - the park is also open to dogs and horses. On Sunday mornings, stop by the Babylon Farmer’s Market
for fresh produce and weekly special events and sign up for a membership at the Long Island Yacht Club
to enjoy the best of waterfront living in Long Island. The club is perfect for those wanting to hone their sailing skills, meet new people, and take a few tennis, sailing, or swimming lessons.