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Long Island beaches are world-renowned for their fine white sand, spectacular waves, miles of boardwalks, beach trails, shore-side restaurants, public picnic areas, and beautiful sunrises & sunsets. The celebrity famed resort areas of the Hamptons & Montauk on Long Island’s South Fork offers an array of year-round activities. Head to the Hamptons for glitz, glam and luxury and visit “the end” of Long Island’s South Fork in Montauk for an immersion into surf culture and beachside charm.
Take the Long Island Railroad East on the Montauk branch to head to Westhampton, Hampton Bays, Southampton, East Hampton, and Montauk.
This 296 acre barrier beach park offers lifeguard supervised Atlantic Ocean swimming, sun bathing on white sand beaches, and some of the finest saltwater bass fishing on the Island. A snack bar, rest rooms, first aid center, shower, and changing rooms are all situated at Cupsogues pavilion.
Located off-the-beaten-path in the Hampton Bays, Cowfish is a waterfront sanctuary on Shinnecock Bay complete with a grassy lawn filled with Adirondack chairs and a mini-playground perfect for restless children. With classic New England style fare and a laid-back atmosphere this hidden gem is perfect.
Shop in Downtown Southampton for luxury brands, modern art, unique finds, and more. Don’t forget to stop at Tates Bake Shop, home of the famous Tate’s Cookies.
The Southampton History Museum was organized in 1898 and incorporated in 1910. By 1960 the Rogers Mansion property had expanded to include 12 historic structures including an 1830 one-room schoolhouse, an 1825 barn and a 19th century paint store, among others. Today, the museum has 4 separate properties with 14 historic buildings that contain changing exhibits
Pair land and sea with a selection of meats, sushi and fish. This fine dining spot offers lively nightlife and outdoor open space.
The Southampton Inn’s 90 luxury rooms are set on 5 manicured acres in Southampton village, within walking distance to village restaurants, boutiques, museums, galleries and nightlife.
Coopers Beach in Southampton is often rated among the Top Ten Beaches in America according to Dr. Beach, and is consistently named on the listing of America’s Top Ten Beaches. Visitors can enjoy the white sandy shores with the backdrop of nature and historic mansions.
Have a cup of tea at Plain-T (Tea Room)
French bistro serving up seasonal dishes in a historic building with a hand carved bar. Almond often welcomes artists and writers for open mic nights.
The Parrish Art Museum celebrates the artistic legacy of Long Island’s East End, one of America’s most vital creative centers. Since the mid 1950s the Museum has grown from a small village art gallery into an important art museum with a collection of more than 2,600 works of art by contemporary painters and sculptors.
Wölffer is Long Island’s premier South Fork winery, operating since 1988. Insider Trip: try the Summer in a Bottle Rosé. The 55 acres of estate provide a pictureque background and private experience. The Private Pergola Experience includes a tour, pergola table reservation with small plates, wine tasting and special wine library bottle.
Classic American fare and comfort food paired with hand-picked wines and local produce.
The Maidstone Hotel & Restaurant is open everyday, all year round for breakfast, brunch, lunch, cocktails, dinner, cocktails again and late night snacks. The hotel is right on East Hampton Main street, by the pond, just a short walk from the beach. The property has 16 rooms and 3 cottages, each dedicated and inspired by a Scandinavian luminary. Choose by design or personality and play the part.
A premiere Hamptons bed and breakfast. Nestled in the beautiful, historic Village of East Hampton, NY, The Baker House 1650 is a masterpiece of 17th Century Cotswold-inspired architecture while possessing the homey, yet majestic aura of a superb English manor.
This is the oldest lighthouse on Long Island, and also the oldest in New York State, completed in 1796 on a spot where the Royal Navy had maintained signal bonfires for its ships during the American Revolution. President George Washington authorized the construction of the lighthouse after many ships had been lost on the reefs at land’s end. Climb to the top of the lighthouse and tour the museum.
Whether it is your first time out or you are an experienced rider, CoreysWave can guide you down the path to becoming a better surfer. CoreysWave specializes in private and group surf lessons, stand-up paddling, personal surf training, kids’ surf classes, winter surfing and surfing in exotic locations.
MTK Lobster House’s original location is a staple in the local community of Montauk. Take part in their popular program “You Hook’Em, We Cook’Em.”
Shop for souvenirs in the Plaza Sports building.
Montauk Brewing Company, Long Island’s easternmost brewery, is housed in a red barn with the taproom, tiny outdoor patio and picnic tables reflecting the mellow Montauk mentality and, come summer, you’ll find people drinking blue cans of Montauk Summer Ale on the local beaches. The brewery produces some easily drinkable ales and, summer or not, the brewery churns out delicious seasonal one-offs, stouts, and Session IPAs.
Visit the oldest working ranch in the USA and go horseback riding on the beach.
The oldest restaurant in Montauk. This trendy eatery with LED lights and white-walled exterior is a reboot of a longtime American eatery which features an outdoor patio and live music.
Gurney’s has two properties in Montauk, Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina and Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa. At Gurney’s Star Island, there are 84 elegantly appointed guestrooms, all with outdoor terraces, and 23 select hideaway villa rooms offer a tranquil relaxing getaway. At Gurney’s Montauk Resort, there are 146 rooms, suites, and beachfront cottages, all delivering dramatic ocean views with direct acess to a 2,000-foot private sand beach.
Stay at the beach before you go home on the exclusive Gurney’s resort.