The Hamptons – Beautiful Beaches and Vacationing in Style
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Beautiful beaches meet glitz and glamor – this is what vacationing at the Hamptons New York is like. The start of the most stunning stretches in Long Island is found in this region which begins around the Southampton area and goes all the way to Montauk, which sits at the end of the island.
The Rich and Famous
The Hamptons is where the rich and famous frolic during summer. That is why there is no shortage of upscale communities and grandiose summer homes.
But aside from potentially rubbing shoulders with the elite of New York, a vacation at the Hamptons can also mean enjoying the gorgeous Long Island beaches, dining in world-class restaurants, and indulging in excellent shopping.
Famous Seaside Resort Area
The Hamptons are a group of villages and hamlets in the towns of Southampton and East Hampton, which form the South Fork of Long Island, New York. The Hamptons form a popular seaside resort, one of the historical summer colonies of the American Northeast.
Some of the most expensive residential properties in the U.S. are located here. The Hamptons and Hamptons society are frequently featured on screen and television, and mentioned in films.
Currently (2014) Revenge, An ABC TV series which takes place in the Hamptons, where Emily Thorne (AKA Amanda Clarke) navigates upper society to destroy the wealthy Graysons and those who betrayed her father.
Montauk is home of Jack Porter’s “Stowaway” Tavern. Montauk is also famous for some wierd happenings during WWII.
Some of the most prominent communities in the area include East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Southampton and Montauk. Southampton is considered one of the wealthiest neighborhoods having a number of exclusive and trendy shops.
East Hampton is considered to be the most central of the towns and is not as crazy rich as Southampton. Montauk is the more tourist friendly beach town. Here, you find plenty of things to do like fishing excursions and whale-watching trips.
Another interesting community to visit is Sag Harbor, which is an old whaling town from the early 1700s. There is a museum here that showcases the town’s dramatic history. Hither Hills State Park and the park at Montauk Point are some of the ideal destinations for visiting with family.
Places to Stay and getting Around
You don’t have to own a summer home to stay in the area. The Hamptons have several inns, motels as well as bed and breakfasts in towns like Montauk. If you are planning to stay a week or two, you can also consider renting one of the beach front condo units in towns like Amagansett. The best way to get to around the Hamptons is by renting a vehicle, as the daily train service to the area is very limited.
Private and Public Beaches
The towns are not to far from the beaches so biking and driving are your most convenient options. And if you don’t mind walking then parking will become the least of your worries. Some of the beaches are private and do not allow public parking; while some require parking permits. Your accommodation can arrange to get one for you, but it can get pricey.
Most tourists come to the Hamptons for the pristine beaches. A trip here is not complete without spending some time on one of these lovely beaches, whether to swim, sunbathe and go for a lovely sunset stroll. Perhaps the most iconic beach in the Hamptons is the Main Beach, which is specifically situated in East Hampton.
Here, you can truly experience the laidback and swanky atmosphere that the Hamptons is known for. This is an ideal beach to swim in. It is equipped with a lifeguard on duty and a snack bar.
Surfing, Clifts, and Sand
If you like to surf, then head out to Ditch Plains in Montauk. This beach generates the best surfing “worthy” waves in the area. But non-surfing worshippers will still find Ditch Plains a worthy and refreshing beach to visit because of its big craggy cliffs which gives it a more raw and rugged scenery.
Sagg Main Beach in Sagaponack boasts of the most exquisite sand in all Hampton beaches. Compared to other beaches, it has a more low key and community feel to it.