Hampton Bays, NY

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Ponquogue Beach

Travel east from New York City to enjoy the beaches and amenities of this small town on the southern coast of Long Island.

Hampton Bays is one of 18 hamlets in the Long Island town of Southampton. Its location between Shinnecock Bay and Great Peconic Bay provides many opportunities for water sports. Relax on the beaches or rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard to get some exercise on the water. Wander through the town to enjoy shopping and dining.

Drive south along the new Ponquogue Bridge to cross Shinnecock Bay and reach the sandy shoreline of Ponquogue Beach along the Atlantic Ocean. This 600-foot-long (180-meter) beach is one of the most popular on Long Island. Stop at Edward J. Warner Sr. Old Ponquogue Bridge Marine Park near the new bridge to use the boat launch, go fishing or do some scuba diving.

Meschutt Beach County Park offers an inland shoreline along Great Peconic Bay near Shinnecock Canal. The park has picnicking, showers, restrooms and a playground, along with access to swimming, sailing and windsurfing on the water.

Rent a bicycle and ride through Hampton Bays to admire the large modern homes and gardens, typical of the comfortable and sometimes lavish lifestyle in “The Hamptons.” Take a yoga class and enjoy fine dining. Hampton Bays was established in the mid-1700s. Visit the many antique shops throughout the area to look for treasures from Southampton’s early days.

See some of the historic sites of Hampton Bays, including Canoe Place Chapel, Prosper King House, Ellis Squires Sr. House, Lyzon Hat Shop and the Tiana Life Saving Station. Look for old headstones in Hubbard Cemetery and Fournier Cemetery.

Drive to Hampton Bays in about 2 hours from Manhattan. Find accommodations in country inns, convenient motels or high-end resorts in and around the town. Visit some of Southampton’s other hamlets, such as Bridgehampton, Quogue and Tuckahoe.

Bowen's by the Bays
Bowen's by the Bays
2.5 out of 5
177 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY, 11946
The price is $215 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this guesthouse in Hampton Bays. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (133 reviews)
"This is set in a convenient location near anything you could need. The cottage was very clean with a well stocked kitchen. Some of the window blinds were broken which impedes your privacy. Would stay again."

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Bowen's by the Bays
Bayview Resort
Bayview Resort
2.5 out of 5
53 West Tiana Road, Hampton Bays, NY, 11946
The price is $228 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this beach motel in Hampton Bays. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (289 reviews)
"Dan and his two Person staff have worked very hard to keep up this motel. We were very grateful to find it. We loved the kayaking!!!!"

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Bayview Resort
Hampton Maid Motel
Hampton Maid Motel
2.5 out of 5
259 E Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, NY, 11946
The price is $283 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this motel in Hampton Bays. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (207 reviews)
"Very nice place. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was very clean. Delicious breakfast!"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Hampton Maid Motel
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.
The Moro - AC & Free WiFi - Pool, Private Beach, Water Views, Kayak Rentals
The Moro - AC & Free WiFi - Pool, Private Beach, Water Views, Kayak Rentals
Hampton Bays, NY
The price is $210 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Hampton Bays. Enjoy a water park, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Meschutt Beach and Shinnecock ...
The Moro - AC & Free WiFi - Pool, Private Beach, Water Views, Kayak Rentals
The Drake Inn
The Drake Inn
2 out of 5
16 Penny Lane, Hampton Bays, NY, 11946
Stay at this cabin in Hampton Bays. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (74 reviews)
"really great, no frills, straight forward, cozy, well located option to stay in the hamptons. rooms were not over done, just enough"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2021

The Drake Inn
The Pier - AC & WiFi - Pool, Private Beach, Water Views, Kayak Rentals
The Pier - AC & WiFi - Pool, Private Beach, Water Views, Kayak Rentals
Hampton Bays, NY
The price is $240 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Hampton Bays. Enjoy a water park, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Meschutt Beach and Shinnecock ...
The Pier - AC & WiFi - Pool, Private Beach, Water Views, Kayak Rentals
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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