Beach Guide

Southampton Town Beach Guide 2018

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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, and nonresidents can pay a full season fee of $375 per vehicle. Nonresident daily permits may be purchased at select beaches for $25. All permits are valid until June 22, 2019.

In order to obtain a permit, residents must present a current tax bill and a valid vehicle registration with a Southampton Town address. Renters must show three different utility bills: one current, one 6 months old and one 12 months old. Senior residents only pay $25. Firefighters, EMS and active-duty military are free. Town Beach Permits are for the taxpayer’s vehicles only, not for their visitors. For seasonal renters and visitors, only a valid car registration must be presented.

Town permits are required from May 26–June 22 at Pikes, Ponquogue, Tiana, Foster Memorial, Flying Point and Sagg Main beaches on weekends from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. After 9 p.m. a facility use permit issued by the Parks & Recreation Department is required to park at any area. This permit must be applied for in advance and by application of resident seeking permit. From June 23–Labor Day, all Town beaches will be opened seven days a week, and permits will be required at all times. At trustee access roads, permits are required July 1–Labor Day at all times.

Permits are available from May 2–June 23 at the Southampton Town Hall (116 Hampton Road, Southampton) Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., as well as the Parks and Recreation Office (6 Newton Road, Hampton Bays) Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. From Memorial Day Weekend–June 18, permits may be purchased at Ponquogue, Tiana, Flying Point, Sagg Main, Foster Memorial and Pikes beaches from 9:30 a.m. –4:30 p.m.

Beach driving permits available to Southampton Town residents only. Driving allowed between 6 p.m. –9 a.m. with a $20 4×4 permit.

Contained fires can only be started after obtaining a Parks and Recreation Facility Use Permit. They must be started with small charcoal or wood and kept in a metal container or BBQ grill, not directly on the sand.

For more information, contact the Town of Southampton at 631-728-8585 or visit southamptontownny.gov.

Hampton Bays:

Tiana Beach
Location: Ocean beach, 90 Dune Road
Parking: $375 Town permits required at all times, $25 daily permits available
Amenities: Lifeguard (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), concessions, picnic table, restroom, trash can, bike rack
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.): No BBQ grills, no beach driving
Restrictions at All Times: No dogs, no alcohol, no bonfires, no camping, no watercrafts
Inside scoop: Often overshadowed by the much larger Ponquogue Beach, but it boasts beautiful, uncrowded sands.

Ponquogue Beach
Location: Ocean beach, 280 Dune Road
Parking: $375 Town permits required at all times, $25 daily permits available
Amenities: Lifeguard (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), concessions, restroom, picnic table, trash can, bike rack
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.): No BBQ grills, no beach driving
Restrictions at All Times: No dogs, no alcohol, no bonfires, no camping, no watercrafts
Inside scoop: This beach is conveniently right over the Ponquogue Bridge and is the only Southampton Town beach with a full concession stand, rather than a food truck.

Mermaid Lane
Location: Ocean beach, End of Mermaid Lane
Parking: $375 Town permits required at all times
Amenities: Trash can
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.): No BBQ grills, No dogs
Restrictions at All Times: No alcohol, no bonfires
Inside scoop: It’s right next to the Hampton Ocean Resort. Might also be the best place to find a mythical creature, if you believe in that sort of thing.

Road H
Location: Ocean beach, End of Road H
Parking:
$375 Town permits required at all times
Amenities:
Trash can
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.):
No BBQ grills, No dogs
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no bonfires
Inside scoop:
It’s surrounded by great dining options, including Hampton Lady Beach Bar and Oaklands Restaurant.

Road I
Location: Ocean beach, End of Road I
Parking:
$375 Town permits required at all times
Amenities:
Trash can
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.):
No BBQ grills, No dogs
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no bonfires
Inside scoop:
Quiet beach located between the crowds at Ponquogue Beach and the crowds at the restaurants neat Road I.

Road K
Location: Ocean beach, End of Road K
Parking:
$375 Town permits required at all times
Amenities:
Trash can
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.):
No BBQ grills, No dogs
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no bonfires
Inside scoop:
It’s a great spot for surfing and avoiding the crowds.

Road L
Location: Ocean beach, End of Road L
Parking:
$375 Town permits required at all times
Amenities:
Trash can
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.):
No BBQ grills, No dogs
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no bonfires
Inside scoop: Great little beach if peace and quiet are preferred over amenities.

East Landing Road
Location: Bay beach, 17 East Landing Road
Parking:
$375 Town permits required at all times
Amenities:
Trash can
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.):
No BBQ grills, No dogs
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no bonfires
Inside scoop: 
Great little beach if peace and quiet are preferred over amenities.

West Landing Road
Location: Bay beach, End of West Landing Road
Parking:
$375 Town permits required at all times
Amenities: Trash can
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.):
No BBQ grills, No dogs
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no bonfires
Inside scoop: 
Great little beach if peace and quiet are preferred over amenities.

East Quogue:

Triton Lane
Location: Ocean beach, End of Triton Lane
Parking:
$375 Town permits required at all times
Amenities: None
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.):
No BBQ grills, No dogs
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no bonfires
Inside scoop:
 Great little beach if peace and quiet are preferred over amenities.

Dolphin Lane
Location: Ocean beach, End of Dolphin Lane
Parking:
$375 Town permits required at all times
Amenities:
None
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.):
No BBQ grills, No dogs
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no bonfires
Inside scoop: Great little beach if peace and quiet are preferred over amenities.

Flying Point Beach in Water Mill
Flying Point Beach in Water Mill, Photo: Oliver Peterson

Water Mill:

Flying Point Beach
Location: Ocean beach, 1055 Flying Point Road
Parking:
$375 Town permits required at all times
Amenities:
Lifeguard (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), concessions, trash can, restroom
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.):
No BBQ grills, no beach driving
Restrictions at All Times:
No dogs, no alcohol, no bonfires
Inside scoop: 
Because this beach does not permit daily passes, it doesn’t get quite as overcrowded as some others in the area.

The Cut in Water Mill
The Cut in Water Mill, Photo: Oliver Peterson

The Cut
Location: Ocean beach, 1320 Flying Point Road
Parking:
$375 Town permits required at all times
Amenities:
Lifeguard (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), trash can
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.):
No BBQ grills, no beach driving
Restrictions at All Times:
No dogs, no alcohol, no bonfires
Inside scoop: 
This beach has no booth and therefore is only available to those who have seasonal passes. It also has very few parking spots, so you may be better off on a bike if you’re close. Mecox Bay cuts into the ocean here, providing a fun area for kids to get wet and play safely.

Bridgehampton:

West Scott Cameron Beach
Location: Ocean beach, 425 Dune Road
Parking: Resident Parking Only, Town permits still required
Amenities: Lifeguard (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), restroom, concessions, restroom, shower, bike rack, trash can
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.): No BBQ grills, no beach driving
Restrictions at All Times: No dogs, no alcohol, no bonfires, no camping, no watercrafts
Inside scoop: Only residents may park at this beach, but Mecox Beach is close by where nonresidents can park with seasonal permits or day passes.

Mecox Beach
Location: Ocean beach, 535 Jobs Lane
Parking: $375 Town permits required at all times, $25 daily permits available
Amenities: Lifeguards (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), concessions, restroom, trash can, bike rack
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.): No BBQ grills, no beach driving
Restrictions at All Times: No dogs, no alcohol, no bonfires, no camping, no watercrafts
Inside scoop: Mecox is the only beach in Bridgehampton that welcomes tourists.

Ocean Road
Location: Ocean beach, End of Ocean Road
Parking:
$375 Town permits required at all times
Amenities:
Bike rack, trash can
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.):
No BBQ grills, No dogs
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no bonfires
Inside scoop: Great little beach if peace and quiet are preferred over amenities.

Dan's Kite Fly is a fun-filled Sunday!
Dan’s Kite Fly is a fun-filled Sunday! Photo: Ellen Dioguardi

Sagaponack:

Sagg Main Beach
Location: Ocean beach, 315 Sagg Main Road
Parking: $375 Town permits required at all times, $25 daily permits available
Amenities: Lifeguard (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), restroom, concessions, trash can
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.): No BBQ grills, no beach driving
Restrictions at All Times: No dogs, no alcohol, no bonfires, no camping
Inside scoop: Every other week or so during the summer on Monday nights scores gather for drumming on the beach. Sagg Main has beautiful views of Sagg Pond to one side and the ocean to the other. Also the site of the Dan’s Kite Fly and the post-Labor Day locals party Mimosa Monday.

Gibson Lane
Location: Ocean beach, End of Gibson lane
Parking: $375 Town permits required at all times
Amenities: Trash can
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.): No BBQ grills, No dogs
Restrictions at All Times: No alcohol, no bonfires
Inside scoop: Great little beach if peace and quiet are preferred over amenities.

Peters Pond Lane
Location: Ocean beach, End of Peters Pond Lane
Parking: $375 Town permits required at all times
Amenities:
Trash can
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.):
No BBQ grill, No dogs
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no bonfires
Inside scoop:
 Great little beach if peace and quiet are preferred over amenities.

Westhampton Dunes:

Pike’s Beach
Location: Ocean beach, 765 Dune Road
Parking: $375 Town permits required at all times, $25 daily permits available
Amenities: Concessions, trash can, restroom
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.): No BBQ grills, no beach driving
Restrictions at All Times: No dogs, no alcohol, no bonfires, no camping
Inside scoop: This is the most westerly Southampton Town beach. Town residents and summer visitors alike on the west side of the Shinnecock Canal may enjoy this oceanfront beach and enjoy views of Moriches Bay on the other side of Dune Road.

Noyac:

Foster Memorial Beach
Location: Bay beach, 1000 Long Beach Road
Parking: $375 Town permits required at all times, $25 daily permits available
Amenities: Lifeguard (10 a.m.–5 p.m.), restroom, concessions, trash can, bike rack
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.): No BBQ grills, no beach driving
Restrictions at All Times: No dogs, no alcohol, no bonfires, no camping
Inside scoop: Long Beach is a great spot to bike to and a great alternative to ocean beaches. Enjoy flat water that is warmer than the ocean too.

Tuckahoe:

Cold Spring Road
Location: Bay beach, End of Cold Spring Road
Parking:
$375 Town permits required at all times
Amenities:
None
Restrictions During Open Hours (9 a.m.–6 p.m.):
No BBQ grills, No dogs
Restrictions at All Times:
No alcohol, no bonfires
Inside scoop:
 Great little beach if peace and quiet are preferred over amenities.

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