East Hampton, NY

Travel Guide
East Hampton featuring heritage elements and a house
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

Lifted from montauk next to the Crabby Cowboy, Moby's reconstituted here in Amagansett in an even better setting.  Picnic tables on a huge lawn with a giant lifeguard chair makes it perfect for families, but it's sultry enough for my stylish single friends to sit at the bar.  Food is excellent.

East Hampton North

4.5/5(15 area reviews)

Located on a picturesque peninsula, East Hampton boasts eight state parks and 70 miles of shoreline, perfect for nature lovers and beach enthusiasts. Explore charming hamlets like Montauk and Amagansett for a true Long Island experience.

East Hampton North
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Clearwater Beach

4.5/5(2 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Clearwater Beach, The Hamptons Beaches and Kaplan Meadows Sanctuary are top sights worth seeing.

Clearwater Beach
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Barnes Landing

While Barnes Landing isn't home to many top sights, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center and Amagansett Square are some notable places to visit nearby.

Barnes Landing
East Hampton Windmill featuring a windmill

North Main Street Historic District

North Main Street Historic District is popular for its beaches, and you can check out Old Hook Mill, a top attraction in the neighborhood.

North Main Street Historic District
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Lafarges Landing

While there might not be top attractions in Lafarges Landing, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Three Mile Harbor and Old Hook Mill.

Lafarges Landing
Journey East Hampton
Journey East Hampton
4 out of 5
490 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY
The price is $325 per night from May 27 to May 28
$325
$408 total
includes taxes & fees
May 27 - May 28
Stay at this 4-star hotel in East Hampton. Enjoy free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free bicycles on site. Popular attractions East Hampton Main Beach and ...
8.8/10 Excellent! (88 reviews)
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"Loved the room, bed was comfortable, shower was lovely. Cindy gave great suggestions on where to go."

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Journey East Hampton
East Hampton House Resort
East Hampton House Resort
3 out of 5
226 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY
The price is $315 per night from May 21 to May 22
$315
$381 total
includes taxes & fees
May 21 - May 22
Stay at this 3-star hotel in East Hampton. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
8.8/10 Excellent! (227 reviews)
"Very convenient with own entrance and back deck and parking right in front!! Can walk to dining and breakfast options or make in your own kitchen nook!!"

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

East Hampton House Resort
The Huntting Inn
The Huntting Inn
3.5 out of 5
94 Main St, East Hampton, NY
The price is $508 per night from May 20 to May 21
$508
$589 total
includes taxes & fees
May 20 - May 21
Stay at this 3.5-star B&B in East Hampton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions East Hampton Main Beach and Osborn - Jackson ...
8.6/10 Excellent! (71 reviews)
"This is the East Hampton we remember from many years ago, My spouse and I have been long time home owners in the East Hampton area and found ourselves staying at the Huntting Inn as we were in the process of moving back into our newly renovated home. Our stay covered three nights and it could not ..."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

The Huntting Inn
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Mid-Century Summer Retreat: Private Beach, Stunning Sunsets, and Chef's Kitchen!
Mid-Century Summer Retreat: Private Beach, Stunning Sunsets, and Chef's Kitchen!
East Hampton
Book a stay at this beach vacation home in East Hampton. Enjoy free WiFi, private pools, and a beach locale. Popular attractions Pollock-Krasner House and Study ...
9.8/10 Exceptional! (70 reviews)
Quick hamptons getaway
"We loved this property. It’s open floor plan made it a great gathering place. Great location, clean and comfortable. Highly recommend"

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Mid-Century Summer Retreat: Private Beach, Stunning Sunsets, and Chef's Kitchen!
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