Hands down, the Hampton’s has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world without a doubt. With that said, almost any beach you go to is going to be perfect. The only features that distinguish one from the other are their location, town or village, snack bar or not, sticker or no sticker and the parking. A seasonal beach permit will cost $275 for non-residents and must be affixed to 1 vehicle. Here are a rundown on the major beaches west to east:
Southampton – Coopers Beach (Village):
This is the grand daddy of Southampton and has it all – snack bar, life guards, lots of parking and DOES require a beach sticker to use. You can pay a daily freight during the week, but not on weekend. ONLY cars with beach stickers can park.
Flying Point Beach – Southampton (Town)
I grew up at these two beaches and they are just beautiful. They don’t come with all of the bells and whistles of some of the beaches, but they’re beautiful all the same. Both require a sticker, but at the first one you can pay the daily freight.
Sagg Main Beach (Village):
This is Bridgehampton’s main beach as well and also has the same terms and conditions of Coopers Beach. You can pay your way during the week, but must have a beach permit on weekends to park. Vending trucks provide the food, but it’s pretty good all the same. This beach has life guards, a family scene and lots of parking.
Ocean Road Beach (Town)
Also in Bridgehampton, this beach is at the very end of Ocean Road, has no life guards, no snack bar and requires beach permits to park. It’s also popular with Dog owners after 5:00PM when dogs are allowed on the beaches.
Georgica Beach (Village)
Georgica beach is located in the town of Easthampton and is the first major beach you hit in Easthampton – it’s also one of my favorites. Not as crowded as other, this beach is beautiful, but bring food and drink cause there’s nothing to purchase there whatsoever. Surfing is big in the Hampton’s and the jetty at Georgica serves up decent surf pretty reliably.
Easthampton Main Beach (Village)
This is the Mac Daddy of beaches no matter where you are and comes with everything imaginable: Full snack bar, bathrooms, outdoor showers, private cabana’s, life guard’s and tons of parking. This is my personal favorite being a blend of just about every type of person, but if you wanna bag rays here, you’re gonna need a permit or get dropped off!
Egypt Beach (Town)
Next to Maidstone Gold Club in Easthampton – Quite, secluded, never anyone there (well practically) and a permit is required. Simple beautiful however…
2 Mile Hollow Lane Beach – (Town)
Amagansett – Yes another beautiful beach as you head east that is one of the few that doesn’t require anything to park – no sticker – no nothing. Plenty of parking this beach is beautiful and very popular with locals and families.
Indian Wells Beach – (Town)
Amagansett – Another popular beach in Amagansett, this beach is not as crowded as some and is also popular with families. Plenty of parking, but that’s about it. Beach sticker also required.
Atlantic Beach – (Town)
Amagansett – This is a biggie! Atlantic beach has it all too! Bathrooms, snack bar, life guards and parking. A favorite among all types, but especially people who are staying in Amagansett. As with all of the beaches, this one is beautiful, but does require a beach permit.