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East Hampton, NY
Travel Guide

When you dream of Long Island beaches, this may be the place of your dreams. In addition to sun and sand, find history, shopping, great food and outdoor activities.

The town of East Hampton is composed of several hamlets, each with great beaches and plenty of activities to keep local residents and visitors busy, both indoors and outdoors. Come in summer to enjoy the gorgeous sun and sand or travel here at any time of year for shopping, dining and diverse cultural experiences. Visit Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk, Springs and Wainscott.

Main Beach is the epitome of the beauty of the Hamptons, with a long stretch of sand and waves. It has been named among the top 10 beaches in the country by Forbes and others. Splash around in the water under the watchful eye of lifeguards and gaze in awe at some of the massive estates bordering the ocean.

One of the cultural highlights of the region is the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. Stop in to view the home and workshop where Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner lived and created some of their most revered abstract works starting from 1945. Nearby, the Leiber Collection features handbags by Judith Leiber and prints, paintings, sculpture and a landscaped garden by Gerson Leiber.

East Hampton was founded in 1648. Several of its other museums focus on history rather than art. Stop at the 1720s lean-to Home Sweet Home Museum, the 1680 homestead Mulford Farm, the 1784 Hook Schoolhouse and the 1720 Osborn-Jackson House. Come to Guild Hall for opera, theater and art events.

Besides enjoying the beaches and historic attractions, try hiking, biking, boating, diving and fishing at Cedar Point County Park. See splendid displays of colorful foliage and outdoor sculptures at the gardens of LongHouse Reserve. Round Swamp Farm market offers fresh produce, seafood and other local foods year-round.

Drive or take a train to East Hampton in about 3 hours from New York City. Rent a bike to travel from one hamlet to another.

Where to stay in East Hampton

Top Hotels in East Hampton

The Maidstone
The Maidstone
4 out of 5
207 Main Street, East Hampton, NY
The price is $250 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26

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! (55 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

The Maidstone
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 Feb 25 to Feb 26

Located in East Hampton North, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of First United Methodist Church and Old Hook Mill. East Hampton Village Nature Trail and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (106 reviews)

"The location was great. It's close to a lot of shops and the beach. The room was spacious"…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2021

East Hampton House Resort
East Hampton Art House Bed & Breakfast
East Hampton Art House Bed & Breakfast
4 out of 5
9 Bon Pinck Way, East Hampton, NY
The price is $295 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26

Located in Clearwater Beach, this bed & breakfast is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Three Mile Harbor and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center. ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)

"Property was immaculately kept. The staff were warm and thr owners of the B&B were Gracious, Friendly and imviting. Me amd my Gorlfriend will be Back for sure"…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2021

East Hampton Art House Bed & Breakfast
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in East Hampton

Villa Chantal
Villa Chantal
4 out of 5
24 Clamshell Avenue, East Hampton, NY

Situated in East Hampton, this villa is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Three Mile Harbor and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cedar Point County Park and LongHouse Reserve. Old Hook ...

Villa Chantal
Villa Lona - Gorgeous Villa With Fantastic Pool
Villa Lona - Gorgeous Villa With Fantastic Pool
3 out of 5
5 White Pine Rd, East Hampton, NY

Situated in East Hampton, this cottage is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from LongHouse Reserve and within 6 mi (10 km) of Three Mile Harbor and Sag Harbor State Golf Course. ...

Villa Lona - Gorgeous Villa With Fantastic Pool
Massive, luxury beach house, w/ huge yard, pool, & sundeck in East Hampton
Massive, luxury beach house, w/ huge yard, pool, & sundeck in East Hampton
East Hampton, NY

This family-friendly East Hampton vacation home is located by the ocean, within 2 mi (3 km) of Old Hook Mill, Three Mile Harbor, and East Hampton Village Nature ...

5/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Excellent stay

"Had a great weekend with a small group of friends in East Hampton. The location was was close to wineries, shops, and restaurants. The home itself felt like a home away from home. The photos online are an accurate depiction of the space. Warren was great to work with, communicative, and made the ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Massive, luxury beach house, w/ huge yard, pool, & sundeck in East Hampton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of East Hampton

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Aug 20, 2019

Rosalind and Michael are lovely. They put care and attention into all aspects of your stay and their artwork is fabulous. We would definitely return. Art House is a wonderful alternative to the large hotels on the East End. Highly Recommended!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 19, 2019

One last note - stay away from the Orogold facial product shop on the main drag near the shopping. Super high pressure and I think it's a scam.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 14, 2019

Always have a great time there.

4/5 - Good

JoshT

Apr 22, 2019

Off season East Hampton is nice. The main road gets crazy busy at peak times and during summer. Snooty folks at times. The locals are great!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 30, 2019

Loved it !!! Definitely worth the money !

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