East Hampton Village Beach Guide 2014

East Hampton Village Beach Guide 2014

There are five beaches in the Village of East Hampton, including Main Beach, which was named the No. 1 beach in America last year.

A valid parking permit is required from May 15 through September 15, and permits are free to residents of the village. Non-resident beach permits are already sold out for the 2014 season, but Main Beach and Two Mile Hollow Beach will sell daily parking passes for $25, both sold at Main Beach, though only a limited number are available on weekends and holidays. Note that Town of East Hampton parking permits are not valid at village beaches.

There are three lifeguard-protected beaches in the village: Main Beach, Georgica Beach and Two Mile Hollow Beach. Lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends Memorial Day until the last Saturday in June, then seven days a week until Labor Day.

Main Beach

Type/Location: Ocean beach, 101 Ocean Ave
Parking: Permits required from May 15–September 15, between 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Day passes $25 Monday–Friday (available at pavilion), 40 daily permits available weekends and holidays.
Dogs: Not permitted on beach 9 a.m.–6 p.m. from second Sunday in May – September 30, must be leashed within 300 feet of road end, year round.
Picnic Area: Picnic tables available near concessions
Lifeguards: Yes, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., weekends Memorial Day–last Saturday in June, then seven days to Labor Day
Concessions: Yes
Showers: Yes
Trash Cans: Yes
Bathrooms: Yes
Alcohol: Not permitted
Bike racks: Yes
Bonfires: Fires not permitted 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Memorial Day–Labor Day (additional rules apply*)
4×4 access: Town permit required year round, driving not allowed 9 a.m.–6 p.m. from second Sunday in May–September 30
Surfcasting: Allowed, away from designated swimming area between 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Launching of powerboats: No watercraft (or surfboards) allowed in designated swimming areas from May 15–September 15 between 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Camping: Not allowed
Inside scoop: The classic East Hampton beach for tourists and locals alike. Best for those who feel most comfortable with bathrooms, concessions and all the bells and whistles of a busy public beach.

Two Mile Hollow Beach

Type/Location: Ocean beach, Two Mile Hollow Road
Parking: Permits required from May 15–September 15, between 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Day passes $25 Monday–Friday (available at Main Beach pavilion), 40 daily permits available weekends and holidays.
Dogs: Not permitted on beach 9 a.m.–6 p.m. from second Sunday in May – September 30, must be leashed within 300 feet of road end, year round.
Picnic Area: No
Lifeguards: Yes, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., weekends Memorial Day–last Saturday in June, then seven days to Labor Day
Concessions: No
Trash Cans: Yes
Showers: No
Bathrooms: Yes
Alcohol: Not permitted
Bike racks: Yes
Bonfires: Fires not permitted 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Memorial Day–Labor Day (additional rules apply*)
4×4 access: Town permit required year round, driving not allowed 9 a.m.–6 p.m. from second Sunday in May–September 30
Surfcasting: Allowed, away from designated swimming area between 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Launching of powerboats: No watercraft (or surfboards) allowed in designated swimming areas from May 15–September 15 between 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Camping: Not allowed
Inside scoop: Long known as East Hampton’s gay beach, and ground zero for cruising and late night trysts, Two Mile Hollow has mellowed over the years. Today it’s gay friendly and family friendly, because these two things don’t need to be mutually exclusive.

Georgica Beach

Type/Location: Ocean beach, Lily Pond Lan
Parking: Permits required from May 15–September 15, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Dogs: Not permitted on beach 9 a.m.–6 p.m. from second Sunday in May – September 30, must be leashed within 300 feet of road end, year round.
Picnic Area: No
Lifeguards: Yes, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., weekends Memorial Day–last Saturday in June, then seven days to Labor Day
Concessions: No
Showers: Yes
Trash Cans: Yes
Bathrooms: Yes
Alcohol: Not permitted
Bike racks: Yes
Bonfires: Fires not permitted 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Memorial Day–Labor Day (additional rules apply*)
4×4 access: Town permit required year round, driving not allowed 9 a.m.–6 p.m. from second Sunday in May–September 30
Surfcasting: Allowed, away from designated swimming area between 9 a.m.–6 p.m. (excellent natural rock fishing jetty)
Launching of powerboats: No watercraft (or surfboards) allowed in designated swimming areas from May 15–September 15 between 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Camping: Not allowed
Inside scoop: Arguably the most beautiful of the Village beaches, and home to a popular surf break, Georgica has natural stone jetty that’s great for fishing, and its fair share of young, attractive regulars and celebrity visitors.

Wiborg Beach

Type/Location: Ocean beach, Highway Behind the Pond
Parking: Permits required from May 15–September 15, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Dogs: Not permitted on beach 9 a.m.–6 p.m. from second Sunday in May – September 30, must be leashed within 300 feet of road end, year round.
Picnic Area: No
Lifeguards: No
Concessions: No
Showers: No
Trash Cans: Yes (in parking lot)
Bathrooms: No
Alcohol: Not permitted
Bike racks: Yes
Bonfires: Fires not permitted 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Memorial Day–Labor Day (additional rules apply*)
4×4 access: Town permit required year round, driving not allowed 9 a.m.–6 p.m. from second Sunday in May–September 30
Surfcasting: Allowed, away from designated swimming area between 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Launching of powerboats: No watercraft (or surfboards) allowed in designated swimming areas from May 15–September 15 between 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Camping: Not allowed
Inside scoop: A bit more off the beaten path than the most populated Village beaches, Wiborg is home to beautiful sunrises and is popular among surfers—on the west side of the elite and private Maidstone Club.

Egypt Beach

Type/Location: Ocean beach, Old Beach Lane (next to Maidstone Club)
Parking: Very limited. Permits required from May 15–September 15, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Dogs: Not permitted on beach 9 a.m.–6 p.m. from second Sunday in May – September 30, must be leashed within 300 feet of road end, year round.
Picnic Area: No
Lifeguards: No
Concessions: No
Showers: No
Trash Cans: Yes (in parking lot)
Bathrooms: No
Alcohol: Not permitted
Bike racks: No
Bonfires: Fires not permitted 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Memorial Day–Labor Day (additional rules apply*)
4×4 access: Town permit required year round, driving not allowed 9 a.m.–6 p.m. from second Sunday in May–September 30
Surfcasting: Allowed, away from designated swimming area between 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Launching of powerboats: No watercraft (or surfboards) allowed in designated swimming areas from May 15–September 15 between 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Camping: Not allowed
Inside scoop: Right next door to the elite and private Maidstone Club, this tiny beach has very limited parking and an equally limited social scene, other than country club spillover. Otherwise quiet and beautiful.

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