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The 15 Best Beaches To Visit in the Hamptons

March 17, 2023 6 min read

Oh, the Hamptons! With its white-sand beaches and crystal-clear ocean water, it's no wonder why this region of Long Island is one of the top vacation hot spots in the United States.

Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a fun day out in the sun, there are plenty of picturesque destinations in the Hamptons that will fit your needs.

So grab your favorite FUNBOY float, and let's take a look at some of the best beaches to visit when you're in town.

1. Coopers Beach — Southampton 

Coopers Beach is THE spot for beach lovers. Located on Meadow Lane in Southampton, this gorgeous stretch of sand offers stunning views of both Shinnecock Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It's one of the most popular swimming spots in the Hamptons due to its warm waters, making it perfect for families with young kids.

The beach is well-maintained and has plenty of amenities, such as showers and bathrooms. Hint: Bring enough cash because parking can be expensive ($50 to $100, depending on where you park). 

2. Gibson Beach — Amagansett 

If you're looking for something a tad more low-key than Coopers Beach, Gibson Beach is your best bet. This secluded spot is located on Gibson Lane in Amagansett and features breathtaking views of Gardiner's Bay. 

There isn't much development along this stretch (no restaurants or shops), which means there won't be any crowds. Plus, you can always pack a picnic lunch from one of the nearby towns like East Hampton or Sag Harbor. Parking can be found along Gibson Lane for free.

3. Atlantic Avenue Beach — Amagansett

Next up, we have the beautiful Atlantic Avenue Beach: a must-see when visiting the Hamptons. Located on the eastern end of Amagansett, this stunning beach provides visitors with mesmerizing views of the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by lush greenery.

What's more, it's a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and beach volleyball: The fun will never end! Bring your Clear Rainbow Chaise Lounger for ultimate relaxation. 

4. Foster Memorial Beach —East Hampton

Foster Memorial Beach is often touted as one of the best beaches in all of the Hamptons, and it's not hard to see why.

Located on Lily Pond Lane in East Hampton, this stretch of white sand offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and plenty of amenities such as restrooms, changing rooms, and even a snack bar. It's also the perfect spot for swimming or simply relaxing with a good book.

5. Speedway Beach — Montauk 

Speedway Beach might not have pristine white sand beaches like other parts of Long Island, but it does offer something unique: the chance to drive your car right onto the beach. This vast expanse covers nearly three miles and has plenty of room for cars (with 4x4 vehicles recommended).

You'll find plenty here, from fishing spots to campfires, so plan ahead if you want to get your ride onto Speedway Beach before it fills up with others who have the same idea.

Pro Tip:Can't get your car onto the beach? Swap it out for a sweet Golf Cart instead. Inspired by Malibu Barbie, this inflatable pool float is a timeless ode to chill vibes and endless adventure. Perfect for the Hamptons? We think so.

6. Tiana Beach — Southampton

Tiana Beach is an absolute must-visit when you're in the Hamptons. Located on Dune Road in Southampton, this gorgeous destination offers stunning views of Shinnecock Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is well maintained and has plenty of amenities such as restrooms, showers, and even a snack bar with yummy bites like chips, candy, and more. 

Pro Tip:Tiana Beach is known for its breathtaking sunsets, so bring your camera to capture the moment.

7. Main Beach — East Hampton 

Main Beach is one of the most iconic spots in all of the Hamptons, and with good reason. Located on Ocean Avenue in East Hampton, this coveted beach is known for its beautiful white sands and calm surf.

During the summer months, you'll find plenty of activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and even surfing — perfect if you want to get in a few hours of fun before hitting the town. Plus, tons of amenities like restrooms and showers will help make your stay even more enjoyable.

8. Sagg Main Beach — Sagaponack 

If you're looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, then look no further than Sagg Main Beach.

Located along Sagg Pond Road in Sagaponack, this stunning stretch of beach offers visitors breathtaking views of both Long Island Sound and Napeague Bay while providing plenty of amenities like restrooms, changing rooms, and barbecue grills.

With its white sand dunes and calm waters, it's easy to see why this spot has become one of the most beloved beaches in town.

9. Ponquogue Beach — Hampton Bays

Ponquogue Beach is another stunning stretch of sand worth visiting when you're in the Hamptons. Located on Dune Road in Hampton Bays, this incredible beach offers gorgeous views of Shinnecock Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

It's known for its top-notch swimming and fishing spots and plenty of amenities such as restrooms, showers, grills, and picnic tables, making it perfect for families.

The best part, however, is that Ponquogue Beach is free to the public, so you can enjoy a whole day of fun in the sun without breaking the bank. Beach lovers, rejoice!

10. Wainscott Beach — East Hampton

Hoping to take some breathtaking snaps for your social media page? Look no further than Wainscott beach. This gorgeous stretch of sand is known for its serene atmosphere and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

It's also a great spot to catch some waves if you're feeling adventurous. Oh, and don't forget to admire the picturesque boardwalk that runs alongside it — perfect for an evening stroll.

11. Georgica Beach — East Hampton

Georgica Beach is a hidden gem in the Hamptons, located in the town of East Hampton. This hot spot is known for its spectacular views, stunning sunsets, and clear blue waters. It's an excellent location for swimming, sunbathing, and playing beach volleyball.

Georgica Beach is popular among celebrities, making it an iconic place to spot the stars. The beach also has a playground for kids, so it's perfect for families. Just remember to pack your own snacks and drinks since there are no concession stands nearby.

12. Ditch Plains Beach — Montauk

If you're looking for a place to chillax and catch some waves, Ditch Plains Beach is the spot. Located in the town of Montauk, this surf-friendly beach is a favorite among surfers and bodysurfers alike.

The waves are typically more gentle than other beaches in the area, so they're perfect for families with young children. There's also a concession stand and bathrooms located nearby. Bring your own beach gear, however, as the beach does not provide any umbrellas or chairs. 

13. Two Mile Hollow Beach — East Hampton

Two Mile Hollow Beach is another hidden gem in the Hamptons. Located on Napeague Harbor Road, this secluded beach offers stunning views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Mecox Bay. The beach is known for its soft, white sand and tranquil waters. Talk about a romantic getaway!

Two Mile Hollow Beach is an excellent spot for fishing, swimming, and even surfing. If you're looking for some good old-fashioned fun in the sun, then this is definitely the spot for you.

14. Mecox Beach — Bridgehampton

If you ask us, Mecox Beach is one of the most picturesque spots in all of the Hamptons. It's located on Ocean Road in Bridgehampton and offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Mecox Bay. The sand is perfect for sunbathing and building sandcastles, while the ocean offers unparalleled swimming and surfing.

The beach is never overcrowded, so you can enjoy a peaceful day without having to worry about fighting for space. It's truly a beach lover's paradise.

15. Kirk Beach — Amagansett

Last but not least, we have Kirk Beach in Amagansett. This beach is located on the Atlantic Ocean and has been a hotspot for locals and tourists alike.

Kirk Beach is known for its stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and its unbelievably white sands. And if that weren't enough, there are plenty of amenities such as a snack bar, restrooms, and changing rooms.

But that's not all. It's also just a short walk from the fan-favorite tourist town of Amagansett, so you can easily enjoy a day filled with fun activities before heading back to the ocean. What's not to love?

A Final Word

The Hamptons are full of amazing beaches waiting to be explored. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly spot or something more secluded, there's sure to be something here that will make your stay memorable.

So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, grab your beach gear, and get ready to hit the beach — we guarantee you won't regret it! 

Sources:

Home | Southampton Village

Best Things to Do in the Hamptons From Beaches to Wineries | Time Out

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