Hamptons & Montauk Beach Guide

Hamptons & Montauk Beach Guide

The Hamptons has something to lure everyone—quaint villages, shopping, the arts—but the beach is arguably the most alluring draw. With miles of pristine oceanfront and a smattering of calm bays and ponds, the Hamptons and Montauk offer the ultimate in beach fun and relaxation.

The villages and towns all have different, strictly enforced beach parking rules and regulations. So before your flip-flops slap the pavement en route to staking out that perfect slice of sand, make sure that your car has the requisite parking stickers readily visible. When in doubt, contact the town or village, and heed the posted signs.


East Hampton Town boasts a variety of venues for beachgoers to soak up the sun. Resident permits are free, and nonresidents pay a fee of $375. Montauk is also home to state parks—Hither Hills, Montauk Point, Camp Hero, Shadmoor and Montauk Downs (with its top ranked golf course).

Below is a list of East Hampton Town beaches, with select amenities noted.


Atlantic Avenue Beach: Ocean beach, lifeguards, comfort station, concessions, BBQ grills, picnic tables, daily parking available for $20 on weekdays

Big Alberts Landing Beach: Bay beach, lifeguards, comfort station, BBQ grills, picnic tables

Barns Hole: Bay beach

Fresh Pond: Bay and pond, BBQ grills, picnic tables, hiking, tetherball, comfort station

Indian Wells Beach: Ocean beach, lifeguards, comfort station, concessions, volleyball

Little Alberts Landing Beach: Bay beach, BBQ grills, picnic tables

Lazy Point: Napeague Harbor, launching ramp

Napeague Ln: Ocean Beach

Navahoe Rd: Ocean Beach

White Sands: Ocean Beach

East Hampton:

Alewive Brook Landing: Northwest Harbor, launching ramp

Mile Hill: Northwest Harbor

Old House Landing Road: Northwest Harbor

Sammy’s Beach (or Sammis Beach): Bay beach, hiking


Culloden Point: Block Island Sound

Ditch Plains Beach: Ocean beach, lifeguards, comfort station, concessions, hiking

East Lake Beach (Gin Beach): Bay beach, lifeguards, comfort station, concessions

Edison Beach: Ocean beach, lifeguards, comfort station

Fort Pond Bay: Bay beach, picnic tables, launching ramp

Hither Woods “Eddie Ecker Park”: Bay beach, comfort station, picnic tables, hiking

Kirk Park Beach: Ocean beach, Free (no permit required), lifeguards, comfort station, concessions

South Lake Beach: Lake Montauk, comfort station, picnic tables

West Lake Drive: Bay beach, comfort station, concessions launching ramp


Flaggy Hole: Bay beach

Gerard Drive Park: Bay beach

Maidstone Beach: Bay beach, lifeguards, comfort station, concessions, pavilion, BBQ grills, picnic tables, playground, hiking, ball field

Louse Point: Bay beach, launching ramp


Beach Lane: Ocean beach

Town Line: Ocean beach

For more information, contact the Town of East Hampton at 631-324-4142 or town.east-hampton.ny.us


There are five beaches in the Village of East Hampton, including Main Beach, which was named the No. 1 beach in the country in 2013. 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 2015 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 East Hampton 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 from Memorial Day until the last Saturday in June. Then, they open seven days until Labor Day.

Georgica Beach: Ocean beach, lifeguards, comfort station

Egypt Beach: Ocean beach

Main Beach: Ocean beach, lifeguards, picnic area, comfort station and concessions

Two Mile Hollow Beach: Ocean beach, lifeguards, comfort station

Wiborg Beach: Ocean beach

For additional information, contact the Village of East Hampton at 631-324-4150 or easthamptonvillage.org.


Southampton Town boasts lifeguarded beaches and Trustee and Town Access Roads to the beach. Residents may purchase parking passes for $40 per vehicle, and nonresidents can pay a full season fee of $375 per vehicle. Nonresident daily permits may be purchased at beaches noted for $25. Permits are required from May 23–Labor Day, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Beaches are opened and, where applicable, staffed with lifeguards, weekends only beginning Memorial Day Weekend. Most open seven days starting June 27, though some won’t fully open until July 1.


Emma Rose Elliston Park, North Sea: Lake beach, resident only

Foster Memorial Beach, Noyac: Bay beach, lifeguards, comfort station, daily pass available

Flying Point Beach, Water Mill: Ocean beach, lifeguards, food trucks

Mecox Beach, Bridgehampton: Ocean beach, lifeguards, food trucks, comfort station, daily
pass available

Old Ponquogue Bridge, Marine Park, Hampton Bays: Bay beach

Pikes Beach, West Hampton Dunes: Ocean beach, daily pass available

Ponquogue Beach, Hampton Bays: Ocean beach, concessions, lifeguards, comfort station, daily pass available

Sagg Main Beach, Sagaponack: Ocean beach, lifeguards, comfort station, daily pass available

Tiana Beach, East Quogue: Ocean beach, concessions, lifeguards, picnic tables, comfort station, daily pass available

Scott Cameron Beach, Bridgehampton: Ocean beach, lifeguards, comfort station, resident only


Big Fresh Pond, Fishing Access Permit required

Cold Spring Road, Tuckahoe

Dolphin Lane, East Quogue

Flying Point Road, Mecox Inlet

Gibson Lane, Bridgehampton

Mermaid Lane, East Quogue

Ocean Road, Bridgehampton

Peters Pond, Sagaponack

Roads H, I, K & L, Hampton Bays

Sandbar Beach, East Quogue

Triton Lane, East Quogue

Trout Pond, Noyac

East and West Landing, Hampton Bays

Wildwood Lake, Northampton

For more information, contact the Town of Southampton at 631-728-8585 or southamptontownny.gov


The Village of Southampton is home to a number of beaches. Coopers Beach is the area’s main beach—it was rated the No. 1 beach in America by Dr. Beach in 2010—and it is the only one in the village with lifeguards. Unless otherwise noted, permits are required from May 15–September 15, from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Property owners and year-round renters may receive their free parking permit by mail on at Village Hall, up to three vehicles per household. The form is available online now. “Local” non-village residents who reside within the Southampton Fire or School Districts can obtain a permit for $225 per car, while summer visitors pay a fee of $350 per car. Daily parking passes are available at Coopers for $40. Southampton Town parking passes are not valid at Southampton Village beaches.

Coopers Beach: Ocean beach, lifeguards, comfort station, concessions, playground, picnic tables

Cryder Lane: Ocean beach

Dune Beach: Ocean beach, village residents only

Fowler Beach: Ocean beach

Gin Lane: Ocean beach

Halsey Neck Lane: Ocean beach

Road F: Ocean beach

Road G: Ocean beach

Road D: Ocean beach

Old Town Road: Ocean beach

Little Plains Lane: Ocean beach

Wyandanch Lane: Ocean beach

For more info, contact the Village of Southampton at 631-283-0247 or southamptonvillage.org.

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