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Best outdoor places to Instagram in the Hamptons

Make sure your phones are charged before heading to these photogenic Hamptons spots

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Here in the Hamptons, we’re dreaming of summers. And even though summer is months away, we still want to give our readers the most Instagram-friendly outdoor spaces on the East End. So get outdoors, grab your phone, and get ready to head to these photogenic spots in the Hamptons.

We started at the Shinnecock Canal and moved all the way east to the Montauk Lighthouse—but if there are any other spots that you don’t see on our list, feel free to drop us a line in the comments or at hamptons@curbed.com (don’t forget to link your fave Instagram in there, too!), and we’ll add it to our list.

While you’re at it, check out some of our other maps, like the most Instagram-worthy spots throughout the Hamptons, the best scenic stops along Montauk Highway, the best beaches on the East End, and some of the most romantic local spots to make out.

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Shinnecock Canal

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Often the site that people consider to be where the Hamptons unofficially starts, the Shinnecock Canal is a great place to snap photos and watch the boats come in.

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Ponquogue Bridge

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From the Ponquogue Bridge, one can see the bay and the ocean at the same time. Yes, please.

Southampton Windmill

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The Windmill that sits on what is now Stony Brook Southampton’s campus is allegedly haunted. Tons of people got photos while walking through the campus during the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.

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Cooper’s Beach

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Granted, any and every ocean beach—and bay beach, for that matter—is perfectly Instagram-able, but Cooper’s is probably the most popular.

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Gin Lane

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Hedging, everywhere! Gin Lane is perfectly green in the summer.

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Mecox Bay

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The south-of-the-highway bay is one of the most desirable places to own waterfront property in the Hamptons, aside from the ocean. As a result, there are some seriously gorgeous houses on Mecox Bay, and amazing landscaping to go with it.

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Hampton Classic Horse Show

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If you’re going to go, you should definitely post something on Instagram.

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Mashashimuet Park

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Sag Harbor’s Mashashimuet Park is great for families or those who want to curl up with a book on a nice day.

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Wölffer Estate Vineyard

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Wölffer is known for its gorgeous vineyard and Instagram-worthy branding. Summer in a Bottle is particularly beautiful, and those cheese plates are almost too good-looking to eat.

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Town Pond

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You know you’ve reached East Hampton village when you’re passing by the quaint but beautiful Town Pond.

South End Cemetery

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The South End Cemetery—right near Town Pond—is beautifully kept.

Fort Pond

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The iconic Surf Lodge is right on Fort Pond. Get a photo while you grab a drink at the famous hotel and restaurant.

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Ditch Witch

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After a long day of surfing, it’s basically Montauk law to get food at the Ditch Witch. But even if you don’t, there’s something just so photo op-worthy of the cutesy grub shack.

Montauk Lighthouse Museum

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And of course, the Montauk Lighthouse.

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Shinnecock Canal

Often the site that people consider to be where the Hamptons unofficially starts, the Shinnecock Canal is a great place to snap photos and watch the boats come in.

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Ponquogue Bridge

From the Ponquogue Bridge, one can see the bay and the ocean at the same time. Yes, please.

Southampton Windmill

The Windmill that sits on what is now Stony Brook Southampton’s campus is allegedly haunted. Tons of people got photos while walking through the campus during the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.

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Cooper’s Beach

Granted, any and every ocean beach—and bay beach, for that matter—is perfectly Instagram-able, but Cooper’s is probably the most popular.

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Gin Lane

Hedging, everywhere! Gin Lane is perfectly green in the summer.

A post shared by Nina Griscom (@ninaggg) on

Mecox Bay

The south-of-the-highway bay is one of the most desirable places to own waterfront property in the Hamptons, aside from the ocean. As a result, there are some seriously gorgeous houses on Mecox Bay, and amazing landscaping to go with it.

A post shared by LARRY MILSTEIN (@laurence_ross) on

Hampton Classic Horse Show

If you’re going to go, you should definitely post something on Instagram.

A post shared by Hallie Grimes (@shnaks.allday) on

Mashashimuet Park

Sag Harbor’s Mashashimuet Park is great for families or those who want to curl up with a book on a nice day.

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Wölffer Estate Vineyard

Wölffer is known for its gorgeous vineyard and Instagram-worthy branding. Summer in a Bottle is particularly beautiful, and those cheese plates are almost too good-looking to eat.

A post shared by Sarah Bray (@sarahamandabray) on

Town Pond

You know you’ve reached East Hampton village when you’re passing by the quaint but beautiful Town Pond.

South End Cemetery

The South End Cemetery—right near Town Pond—is beautifully kept.

Fort Pond

The iconic Surf Lodge is right on Fort Pond. Get a photo while you grab a drink at the famous hotel and restaurant.

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Ditch Witch

After a long day of surfing, it’s basically Montauk law to get food at the Ditch Witch. But even if you don’t, there’s something just so photo op-worthy of the cutesy grub shack.

Montauk Lighthouse Museum

And of course, the Montauk Lighthouse.

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