Before hitting the beach, hit Dan’s Best of the Best local surf shops and beachwear boutiques. You can pick out a new board, plus action-wear and swimwear at these shops voted on by Dan’s Papers readers.
Flying Point Surf & Sport (69 Main Street, Southampton, 631-287-0075, flyingpointsurf.com) is the platinum Best of the Best titleholder in the Hamptons. It’s the place to pick up surf boards, wetsuits, hot fashions and more.
Sunrise to Sunset Surf & Sport (36 Hill Street, Southampton, 631-283-2929, sunrisetosunset.net) has been in the Hamptons since 1978. Boasting the silver award for the South Fork, Sunrise to Sunset has top-notch boards, gear and anything else you could want for the beach.
One Love Beach, (211 Main Street, Greenport, 631-333-2064, onelovebeach.com) the platinum awardee on the North Fork, is a meeting place for outdoor enthusiasts. Go there to find stand-up paddleboards and accessories as well as skateboards, scooters and bicycles. Swimwear and other apparel is also among the products One Love Beach carries.
Silver winner on the North Fork, Claudio’s Shirt Shack (111 Main Street, Greenport, 631-477-1889) is located at Claudio’s Clam Bar. While enjoying outdoor dining pick out T-shirts and more to wear to the beach.
Surf Panda (760 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, 631-726-0606, pandadiplomacy.com) carries surfwear, T-shirts, hats and accessories. Surf Panda is by Panda Diplomacy, which promotes goodwill, sportsmanship and environmental awareness.
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