Hamptons Beach Guide 2017

Hamptons Beach Guide 2017

With more than 600 miles of some of the best beaches the world has to offer, how’s a Hamptonite to choose?

Well, some Hamptons beaches have lifeguards and some don’t. Some have BBQ grills, some have picnic tables, some have parking restrictions, some are simple and amenity-less. We know you’re busy juggling all sorts of summer responsibilities (go ahead and top off that rosé) so, to make your summer experience a bit more enjoyable, we’ve done the research, gathering the information we think you might need in order to make the best beach decisions.

Visit the Dan’s Papers Beach Guide at DansPapers.com/beachguide for more information.

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

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

Amagansett
Atlantic Avenue Beach – ocean beach, lifeguards, comfort station, concessions, BBQ grills, picnic tables, surf chairs for the physically challenged, daily parking available for $25 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, surf chair for the physically challenged

Little Alberts Landing Beach – bay beach, BBQ grills, picnic tables

Lazy Point – Napeague Harbor, launching ramp

Napeague Lane – ocean beach

Navahoe Road – ocean beach

White Sands – ocean beach

East Hampton
Alewife 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

Montauk
Culloden Point – Block Island Sound

Ditch Plains Beach – ocean beach, lifeguards, comfort station, concessions, hiking, lifeguard training, surf chair for the physically challenged

East Lake Beach (Gin Beach) – bay beach, lifeguards, comfort station, concessions, lifeguard training, surf chair for the physically challenged

Edison Beach – ocean beach, lifeguards, comfort station, lifeguard training, surf chair for the physically challenged

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

Springs
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

Wainscott
Beach Lane – ocean beach

Town Line – ocean beach

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

VILLAGE OF EAST HAMPTON
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 2017 season, but Main Beach and Two Mile Hollow Beach will sell weekday parking passes for $30, both sold at Main Beach, though only a limited number are available on weekends and holidays. Note that East Hampton Town 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. on days protected beaches are open.

East Hampton Village Beaches
Georgica Beach – ocean beach, lifeguard, comfort station

Egypt Beach – ocean beach

Main Beach – ocean beach, lifeguard, picnic area, comfort station and concessions

Two Mile Hollow Beach – ocean beach, lifeguard, comfort station

Wiborg Beach – ocean beach

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

SOUTHAMPTON TOWN
Southampton Town boasts lifeguarded beaches, most of which have bathrooms and food options, and Trustee and Town Access Roads to the beach. Residents may purchase parking passes for $40 per vehicle. Non-residents pay a full season fee of $375 per vehicle. Non-resident daily permits may be purchased at beaches noted for $25. Permits are required from May 27–June 18 at Pikes, Ponquogue, Tiana, Foster Memorial (Long Beach), Flying Point, and Sagg Main beaches on weekends from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. From June 24–Labor Day, permits will be required seven days a week at all town beaches. Permits are available from May 1–June 23 at the Southampton Town Hall (116 Hampton Road, Southampton) Monday–Friday from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

All beaches open full-time/7-days a week, June 24–Labor Day.

Emma Rose Elliston Park, North Sea – lake beach, resident only

Foster Memorial (Long) 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, Westhampton Dunes – ocean beach, daily pass available

Ponquogue Beach, Hampton Bays – ocean beach, concessions, lifeguards, comfort station, daily pass available

Sagg Main Beach, Sagaponack – (daily, Tuesday–Friday only) 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

Trustee and Town Access Roads to the Beach
Big Fresh Pond – Fishing Access Permit required year-round

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 

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

VILLAGE OF SOUTHAMPTON
The Village of Southampton is home to several beaches. Coopers Beach is the area’s main beach—it was rated the No. 1 Beach in America by Dr. Beach in 2010—and is the only one in the village with lifeguards. Unless otherwise noted, permits are required May 15–September 15, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Property owners and year-round renters may receive their free parking permit by mail, up to three vehicles per household. The form is available online, or at Village Hall. “Local” non-village residents who reside within the Southampton Fire or School Districts can obtain a permit for $225 per car. Summer visitors pay $350 per car. Non-resident senior citizens and veterans pay $175 per car. Daily parking passes are available at Coopers Beach 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

Contact the Village of Southampton at 631-283-0247 or visit southamptonvillage.org for more info.

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