Real Estate Roundtable: Hamptons Summertime Superlatives

The beauty of public parkland in Sag Harbor
The beauty of public parkland in Sag Harbor, Photo: Oliver Peterson

The summer season is in full swing here in the Hamptons, and parties, get-togethers and lazy beach days beckon. Our panel of East End real estate brokers, insiders and experts share local seasonal musts that you can’t miss.

I love attending ArtSouthampton [Note: ArtSouthampton was canceled this year, 2017]. Walking through the enormous tented gallery with new modern artists and their work is an inspiring experience. The Madoo Conservancy is a magical oasis of landscape art that should not be missed. But my favorite of all is the beach…any one of them. After all, that’s what brings us all out here in the first place!—Marcia Altman, Brown Harris Stevens

There are so many great places and things to do and see on the East End! I personally love being in the vibrant waterfront boating village of Sag Harbor seeing the boats and yachts in the harbor and then having lunch outside at The American Hotel, the Lobster B.L.T. is to die for! Of course, everyone loves the beautiful beaches of the Hamptons, including Sagg Main Beach and family favorite Sagg Pond, where kids love to frolic. On the west side of the canal, the Shinnecock Inlet is a great destination to grab a bite at one of the waterfront restaurants, go to the beach (if you are a surfer; the “Bowl” is still pumping!) or watch the fishing boats come in and see what bounty they have brought back to shore —just as in Montauk. One thing is for sure—keep an eye out for my summer airplane campaigns! They are sure to make you laugh as they fly by.—Enzo Morabito, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

There are so many cool things to see on the East End in the summer. I love going out to the Montauk Lighthouse and stopping at Bostwick’s in Amagansett on the way home for a bite. I also love going to our East End farmer’s markets like Country Garden or North Sea Farms for corn, tomatoes, fruit and flowers. An early morning visit to one of our magnificent beaches—whether bay or ocean—is a great way to start the day. We live in an amazingly beautiful place.—Mary Slattery, The Corcoran Group

Some must sees: Sag Harbor village at night, any of our awesome beaches, and Sunset Beach, Shelter Island, on a Sunday night.—Gary Depersia, The Corcoran Group

I love Sag Harbor village, Montauk surf beaches, and Shelter Island west-facing sunset waterfronts.—Harald Grant, Sotheby’s International Real Estate

Don’t miss East Hampton Main Beach very early in the morning. I also love the Springs dog park. And a must-visit is the Shoe Inn warehouse sale at the Amagansett VFW in August!—Diane Saatchi, Saunders & Associates

For me, it would have to be Gosman’s Dock in Montauk; Main Beach, in East Hampton; and Agawam Park in Southampton.—Judy Desiderio, Town & Country Real Estate

For me, it’s definitely Montauk’s Hither Hills and Navy Beach. Also, the Sag Harbor marina, and of course Southampton Village.—Carol Nobbs, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Visit Montauk Lighthouse and walk around the rocks at end of the day—the light is incredible! Why not stop at the Montauket for a sunset cocktail on the way home: always a winner. Take a spin down Southampton’s Gin and Meadow Lanes on a bicycle and see what lies behind the hedges! Rest up at Coopers Beach—­ often voted as one of the nation’s top beaches. Or enjoy sunset from Conscience Point or Towd Point Beach on Peconic Bay. Hop on a ferry to bucolic Shelter Island for an adventure! Visit the Mashomack Preserve, the Nature Conservancy’s 2100 acres, with hikes for all ages through meadow, salt marshes and stunning coastline. July 8th hosts the Shelter Island Fireworks on Crescent Beach—bring blankets, snacks, loved ones and find a spot to enjoy the amazing community spirit. Most of the above activities are free or donations welcomed. A few hours spent enjoying the simple beauty around you could save a fortune in future therapy bills as you relax and unwind.—Maz Crotty, Nest Seekers International

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