Hamptons Beach Guide 2013: Southampton Village

Cooper's Beach
Cooper's Beach. Credit: David Rattiner

The Hamptons have something for everybody who loves the fresh air while and the wonderful little towns and villages that have great shopping and arts. Without question however,  the pristine beaches are one of the main reasons why people head out to the East End.

It can get tricky when you want to visit a beach out here. The villages and towns all have different, heavily enforced parking rules and regulations, and sometimes you don’t know if a beach has a lifeguard before you go. When in doubt, contact the town or village, in the mean time, you can view our beach guide for Southampton Village:

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Village of Southampton

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 with lifeguards. Village parking permits are required for all beaches except Road D. Property owners and year-round renters may receive their permit by mail 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, and summer visitors can pay $350 per car. Daily passes are available at Coopers for $40.Town parking passes are not valid at village beaches.


Coopers Beach: (Lifeguards, comfort station,

Cryder Lane

Dune Beach: (Village residents only)

Fowler Beach

Gin Lane

Halsey Neck Lane

Road G

Road D

Old Town Road

Wyandanch Beach, Little Plains Lane

Wyandanch Lane


For more information, contact the Village of Southampton at 631-283-0247 or


Much to the delight of beach-goers and would-be fireworks watchers, the endangered Piping Plovers like to nest on East End sand. Mind the restricted spots!

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