Southampton, NY

Travel Guide
Southampton
Learn about the colonial settlers and the Native Americans who preceded them at the intriguing museums around this picturesque New York town.

The Long Island town of Southampton has beaches, stunning sea views and fascinating museums. It contains a variety of hamlets, many of which overlook the water. Through museum displays, learn about the town’s extensive and continuous Native American culture. In summer or fall, head to one of the sandy bays to enjoy the hot weather. Cooper’s Beach is a regulated long stretch of sand with lifeguard supervision, making it among the most popular in Southampton. Come here to frolic in the ocean with your friends and make sandcastles with the kids.

For a more secluded beach trip, try Shinnecock East County Park for its large stretches of soft sand. Swim in the crystal clear water and watch surfers in the roaring waves. Fish for striped bass.

The friendly town has many parks and open spaces. Attend a concert in the fields of Agawam Park. See the World War I Memorial that was dedicated in 1923. In winter, make snow angels in the fluffy blanket of snow.

Settlers from Lynn, Massachusetts founded the town in 1640. For a better understanding of this colonial town, visit the Southampton Historical Museum. It comprises 12 structures from the 19th century, including a schoolhouse and a barn. To see how people lived centuries ago, visit the Thomas Halsey Homestead. It is among the oldest buildings in the state, dating back to 1660.

The Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum has a larger focus on the region’s Native American history. Browse various tools and artifacts from 10,000 years of fishing and hunting in the region.

Southampton is in Suffolk County in Long Island’s South Fork area. Drive 2 to 3 hours east from New York City, which is about 90 miles (145 kilometers) from the town. You can also take the New York subway followed by a connecting train to Southampton in less than 3 hours.

The town of Southampton is proud of its colonial and Native American traditions.

The Bentley Hotel Southampton
The Bentley Hotel Southampton
2 out of 5
161 Hills Station Rd, Southampton, NY
The price is $215 per night from Jun 18 to Jun 19
$215
$291 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 18 - Jun 19
Stay at this hotel in Southampton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
9.2/10 Wonderful! (70 reviews)
Perfect place to stay.
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Reviewed on May 14, 2024

The Bentley Hotel Southampton
The Atlantic Hotel
The Atlantic Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1655 County Road 39, Southampton, NY
The price is $172 per night from May 22 to May 23
$172
$222 total
includes taxes & fees
May 22 - May 23
Stay at this hotel in Southampton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
7/10 Good! (767 reviews)
Non Hampton prices.
"Great prices, huge room, convenient and super friendly staff. Have stayed the past 3 weeks for business, good location"

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

The Atlantic Hotel
Southampton Inn
Southampton Inn
3 out of 5
91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY
The price is $290 per night from May 23 to May 24
$290
$347 total
includes taxes & fees
May 23 - May 24
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8.4/10 Very Good! (478 reviews)
"The accommodations and the amenities were very nice."

Reviewed on May 4, 2024

Southampton Inn
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.
Location and views! Located directly on Shinnecock Bay!
Location and views! Located directly on Shinnecock Bay!
Southampton
Stay at this cottage in Southampton. Enjoy free WiFi, patios, and an in-room coffeemaker. Popular attractions Cooper's Beach and Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center ...
9/10 Wonderful! (10 reviews)
"Since I stay for 2 days only it was fine. Check the shades , toilet paper and more towels."

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Location and views! Located directly on Shinnecock Bay!
Beachy Chic South of the Hwy in Southampton Village 3blks to town/Bike to 🏖
Beachy Chic South of the Hwy in Southampton Village 3blks to town/Bike to 🏖
Southampton
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9.8/10 Exceptional! (82 reviews)
Amazing stay
"The house was so cute and a great location. Everything was easy to deal w and Pam was very flexible with timing. Will certainly hope to stay here again!"

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Beachy Chic South of the Hwy in Southampton Village 3blks to town/Bike to 🏖
Recently renovated private 2.1 acre gated home with heated pool and tennis court
Recently renovated private 2.1 acre gated home with heated pool and tennis court
Southampton
Book a stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Southampton. Enjoy free WiFi, private pools, and a garden. Popular attractions The Hamptons Beaches and ...
10/10 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Absolutely Phenomenal Vacation Home
"This beautiful home was a great vacation home for our entire family! The house was impeccably clean with a ton of amenities, everything we wanted or needed was provided. The basketball/tennis court provided hours of entertainment for our family and the swimming pool made for a great leisurely morning ..."

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Recently renovated private 2.1 acre gated home with heated pool and tennis court
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.