168 W Boston Post Rd
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Built-in 1884, this majestic stone church stands watching over the Mamaroneck Harbor as it has for centuries. Unlike its sister parish, St. John’s in Larchmont, St, Thomas’s is situated in the middle of the Village. The village has a dinghy dock in the inner harbor which makes the walk to St. Thomas’s a very easy proposition.
Mamaroneck Harbor has several things to recommend it. There are two extremely good boat yards if repairs are need and either one Nichols or McMichaels may have a transit slip available. The outer harbor has a mooring field run by the Village. You can speak with the harbor master about availability of a mooring for the night.
As you enter the harbor be very careful there are some shoals you can’t see and are not marked except on charts so keep a good eye. The harbor is busy with several yacht clubs and private docks making coming and going a bit challenging but anywhere you tie up you can get to St. Thomas’s.
One other note about St. Thomas’s on Saturday’s they host a farmer’s market. If you don’t find what you need at the market, the main street (Mamaroneck Avenue) is just a couple of blocks to starboard as you face the church. Mamaroneck Ave, is filled with Italian deli’s and bakeries, harkening back to when Mamaroneck Village was a “Little Italy” of Westchester County. There is also an excellent seafood market.
Before returning to the harbor you might consider a stroll down Mamaroneck Avenue, one of the five top eating destinations in Westchester County. While there are several excellent Italian and Asian choices you might also consider any of the strong representations from around the world including Le Provencal Bistro for outstanding French cuisine, or if you have a taste for great Indian try Rani Mahal. These two restaurants are long standing and popular spots on Mamaroneck Ave, but it seems almost unfair to single them out. This street is just so full of great choices I would recommend walking up and down and see what catches your eye. From Sal’s, the king of the pizzeria, to Smashburger at the far end of the avenue there is absolutely no bad choices just variations in the cuisine and price.