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East Hampton Main Beach
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On the eastern edge of Long Island, enjoy a day on this exclusive beach complete with lifeguards, restrooms, a snack bar and other amenities.

East Hampton Main Beach is the easternmost town of Long Island as well as the easternmost town of the entire state of New York. East Hampton has long attracted the rich and famous. Its lovely beach is one of the city’s highlights.

Explore the beach’s pristine shoreline. Spread out your picnic blanket on the clean white sand or walk alongside the undulating dunes. Enjoy stunning views across the Atlantic Ocean. Piping plovers and other wild birds and animals have homes in the dunes.

Bring your own equipment or rent surfboards, kayaks or paddleboards from outfitters in East Hampton. Brave the waves alone or book a surfing lesson from one of the many places in town. Lifeguards on duty watch swimmers and other watersports enthusiasts, ready to offer assistance.

Appreciate the many amenities at East Hampton Main Beach. Purchase something to eat or drink from the snack bar. Relax in the shade of the Main Beach Pavilion. Public restrooms and showers are available when you need them.

Like many beaches in the Hamptons, East Hampton Main Beach is a quick walk or bike ride to shops, accommodations and other sights. Bask in the serenity of Hook Pond or check out the shops and restaurants that line Main Street. Visit local attractions such as Home Sweet Home Museum and Old Hook Mill, an old-fashioned windmill.

Parking tends to fill quickly at East Hampton Main Beach. If you don't have a season permit, pay for daily parking at the entrance to the parking lot. Consider traveling to the town via train or bus; it’s 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the East Hampton Train Station to Main Beach.

Visit East Hampton Main Beach daily throughout the year. Unsurprisingly, summer is its busiest season, but the beautiful beach has something to offer visitors every month of the year. Dress warmly to stroll along the sandy shore in fall or winter to appreciate serene isolation.

Top Hotels Close to East Hampton Main Beach

The Maidstone
The Maidstone
4 out of 5
207 Main Street, East Hampton, NY
The price is $250 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Situated near the beach, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Home Sweet Home Museum and Guild Hall. Osborn - Jackson House Museum and East Hampton ...

4/5Very Good! (57 reviews)

"Great place!! I can’t wait to go back Close to town."…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

The Maidstone
The Hedges Inn
The Hedges Inn
3.5 out of 5
74 James Lane, East Hampton, NY
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Located in the heart of East Hampton, this bed & breakfast is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Guild Hall and within 9 mi (15 km) of Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)

"Beautifully furnished and landscaped hotel. Having a fabulous breakfast spread and daily egg specials included in the room rate made this an incredible value."…"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2018

The Hedges Inn
The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn
The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn
4 out of 5
143 Main Street, East Hampton, NY
The price is $202 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated by the ocean, this inn is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Guild Hall and within 3 mi (5 km) of LongHouse Reserve and Amagansett Square. Pollock-Krasner House and ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (74 reviews)

"Wonderful stay. Lovely service. Can't wait to visit again!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn
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Best Lodging Options Near East Hampton Main Beach

The Maidstone
The Maidstone
4 out of 5
207 Main Street, East Hampton, NY
The price is $250 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
The Maidstone
The Hedges Inn
The Hedges Inn
3.5 out of 5
74 James Lane, East Hampton, NY
The Hedges Inn
The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn
The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn
4 out of 5
143 Main Street, East Hampton, NY
The price is $202 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
The 1770 House Restaurant & Inn
The Baker House 1650
The Baker House 1650
4.5 out of 5
181 Main St, East Hampton, NY
The price is $275 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
The Baker House 1650
East Hampton House Resort
East Hampton House Resort
3 out of 5
226 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY
The price is $142 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
East Hampton House Resort
The Huntting Inn
The Huntting Inn
3.5 out of 5
94 Main St, East Hampton, NY
The price is $278 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
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Mill House Inn
Mill House Inn
5 out of 5
31 North Main Street, East Hampton, NY
The price is $250 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
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East Hampton Village Charmer within steps of shopping, dining and beaches!
East Hampton Village Charmer within steps of shopping, dining and beaches!
East Hampton, NY
East Hampton Village Charmer within steps of shopping, dining and beaches!
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