In news that seems to have flown under the radar, the elusive East Hampton Village non-resident beach parking passes went on sale on February 1. Last year, the permits, which are issued on a first-come, first-served basis, sold out by the end of March.
“We’re well over half done,” Sue Dayton, principal clerk at the Village, said on Tuesday.
Permits are required at East Hampton Village beaches from May 15 through September 15, which means that people who don’t purchase them now are in for a bummer of an East Hampton summer. These non-resident permits cost $375 per vehicle (with valid registration) and are available through the following link: East Hampton Village Non-Resident Beach Permit Application
East Hampton Village beach permits are free for residents, and Main Beach and Two-Mile Hollow are the only Village beaches that allow visitors to pay for daily parking, for $25 per day during the week, including Friday. Only 40 daily parking permits are available on weekends and holidays. Daily permits for both beaches can be purchased at the Main Beach Pavillion — they are never sold at Two-Mile Hollow. Failure to display a permit will result in a $150 fine, and a possible tow.
Village parking permits are available at Village Hall (86 Main Street) from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday–Friday, except holidays, through the mail, and at Main Beach, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekends, starting Memorial Day and full-time from the last Saturday in June–Labor Day. Residents must show proof of residency, and anyone seeking permit must have a valid vehicle registration. The parking permits are not transferable.
Along with Two-Mile Hollow and Main Beach, East Hampton Village beach permits allow access to the popular Georgica Beach off Lily Pond Lane, Wiborg Beach at the end of Highway Behind the Pond and Egypt Beach on Old Beach Lane. Lifeguards are on duty at Main Beach, Georgica and Two-Mile Hollow from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. when the beaches are open during the summer.
Visit easthamptonvillage.org to learn more.