Perhaps one of Suffolk County’s best known regions is the South Fork/Hamptons region. The Hamptons are known world-wide as the relaxed, laid-back summer vacationing ground of the rich and famous. All are welcome to come and enjoy this beautiful region; to visit some of the most picturesque beaches in the country, including two that have been named number one on the Top Ten Beaches list published annually by Dr. Stephen Leatherman (the ocean expert also referred to as Dr. Beach).
Stroll quaint villages and boutiques where you’re sure to find the top designer names; dine in the trendiest restaurants; or take in a theater show. Explore history at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, or fine art at local galleries and museums. And keep your eyes open; you might just spot a celebrity in casual-mode as Hollywood and New York’s celebrities are often spotted in Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and other area villages.
While on the South Fork be sure to venture out to ‘the end,’ at Montauk Point. Climb to the top of the Montauk Lighthouse and visit the historic Camp Hero. Spend some time in this family-friendly locale with its ocean front, ‘beachy’ atmosphere. Find some of the best fishing in the world on a charter boat or surf-casting from the shore (with permit).
Explore the South Fork using our Interactive Suffolk County Map.