East Hampton, NY

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East Hampton Main Beach

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

East Hampton House Resort
East Hampton House Resort
3 out of 5
226 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY, 11937
The price is $265 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 3-star hotel in East Hampton. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (171 reviews)
"This was my second stay. The inn is convenient to the village of East Hampton. It is clean & the staff is friendly. The rooms are a nice size with views of pool and tennis courts. For my most recent visit I stayed in a renovated room and it was very nice. The reception staff were very nice. The cleaning ..."

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2022

East Hampton House Resort
Journey East Hampton
Journey East Hampton
4 out of 5
490 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY, 11937
The price is $365 per night from Jun 8 to Jun 9
Stay at this 4-star hotel in East Hampton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (62 reviews)
Great!
"Cozy, convenient and super cute! Room is lovely and updated. The suite is spacious. Staff is friendly and lobby area has just the right amenities. Would definitely stay there again!"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2022

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The Maidstone
The Maidstone
4 out of 5
207 Main Street, East Hampton, NY, 11937
The price is $469 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in East Hampton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the restaurant and the bar in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (82 reviews)
"Very pleasant and tasteful hotel - rooms could use a bit of updating, but overall very nice experience."

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

The Maidstone
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Truly one of a kind escape!Sleep on the water +under the stars in East Hampton🧜🏼‍♀️✨
Truly one of a kind escape!Sleep on the water +under the stars in East Hampton🧜🏼‍♀️✨
East Hampton, NY
The price is $515 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 3
Stay at this houseboat in East Hampton. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Three Mile Harbor and Pollock-Krasner House and Study ...
Truly one of a kind escape!Sleep on the water +under the stars in East Hampton🧜🏼‍♀️✨
Sweet rv in the woods,
Sweet rv in the woods,
East Hampton, NY
Stay at this vacation home in East Hampton. Enjoy a kitchen, 1 bedroom, and an oven. Popular attractions LongHouse Reserve and Sag Harbor State Golf Course are ...
Sweet rv in the woods,
Modern-style home with private pool, open-floor living plan, back porch,...
Modern-style home with private pool, open-floor living plan, back porch,...
East Hampton, NY
Stay at this property in East Hampton. Enjoy private pools, onsite parking, and a patio. Popular attractions Three Mile Harbor and Pollock-Krasner House and ...
Modern-style home with private pool, open-floor living plan, back porch,...
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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