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The best beaches in the Hamptons

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Every summer, thousands of people escape to the East End to relax and enjoy the clean air, peace and quiet, and of course—the beaches. With a wide selection of beaches to choose from, it could be difficult to narrow a beach day down to just one spot.

We put together a list of the best beach spots in the Hamptons so planning your beach day can be a little easier.

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Cupsogue Beach

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Cupsogue is at the very end of Dune Road. Which means you’ll get to see all the massive Dune Road homes on your way to the beach. It does get crowded, so get there early for parking.

Rogers Beach

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A Rogers Beach permit is the most popular permit in Westhampton Beach, so the beach has got to be good.

Tiana Beach

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Tiana is just a short drive down from Ponquogue and is usually less crowded.

Meschutt Beach

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Though Meschutt is on the bay, the Beach Hut makes it one of the go-to summer spots in Hampton Bays.

Ponquogue Beach

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Ponquogue is by far the most popular ocean beach in Hampton Bays, right off the Ponquogue Bridge near the Shinnecock Inlet. Restaurants are a close drive away.

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Shinnecock East County Park

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Unfortunately, you can’t have tents on this beach, but you can do self-contained camping. Plus there’s both bay and ocean access, and lots of people fish off the jetty.

Road F Beach

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Located off Meadow Lane, Road F is a favorite beach spot. Though it’s a bit more private, you’ll have to drive all the way down Meadow Lane to get there, and you’ll need a beach permit.

Halsey Neck Beach

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Halsey Neck Beach is a great ocean spot for when you’re site seeing down Meadow Lane.

Coopers Beach

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Coopers Beach has been widely considered the best Hamptons beach by many, and for good reason. Umbrellas and chairs are available to rent, and you’ll pay a pretty penny for a parking fee.

Cryder Beach

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Located off Gin Lane, this ocean beach is a popular surf spot.

Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge

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Even though technically it’s a wildlife refuge, there’s bay access and places to swim.

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Shell Beach

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Heading to Shelter Island for the day? Stop by Shell Beach for gorgeous bay views on both sides.

Flying Point Beach

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You’ve probably seen plenty of Flying Point apparel through the Hamptons, made popular by Flying Point Surf Shop. The beach is close to Southampton village, which makes it a perfect stop before heading to lunch.

Foster Memorial Town Beach

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Unfortunately, Foster Memorial is pretty rocky. But if you’ve got a beach chair or a big blanket, it’s a great place to stop for a picnic.

Windmill Beach

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This isn’t so much a beach as it is a little body of water that you can stop and eat lunch while shopping in Sag Harbor. But since it’s a great place to look out over the water, we’ve included it.

Sagg Main Beach

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Sagg Main is close to the General Store on Sagg Main Street, so you’ll be close by for food after a day at the beach.

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Havens Beach

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Haven’s Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Sag Harbor. It’s a bay beach, making it good for swimming.

Georgica Beach

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Georgica is the western-most East Hampton village beach, which requires a permit.

Main Beach

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As one of the most popular beaches in the Hamptons, there are lifeguards, a snack bar, and restroom.

Maidstone Park Beach

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In Springs, this bay beach is near by a baseball field a nature preserve.

Wiborg Beach

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Wiborg is a bit less popular than Main Beach, but will still get crowded in the summer.

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Egypt Beach

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Though it’s a bit rocky, Egypt is a great beach to head to to swim and sunbathe. Maybe not beach volleyball, though.

Two Mile Hollow Beach

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Two Mile Hollow is a wide beach with soft sand. It’s not as busy as some other East Hampton beaches will get, but it will get crowded on especially nice days.

Indian Wells Beach

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This beach does get crowded, so don’t go here expected to get a good surf in on a nice day. The beach is noted for being clean, and there are bathrooms and showers on site.

Atlantic Avenue Beach

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Atlantic Beach is one of Amagansett’s most popular ocean beach spots.

Navy Beach

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One of the most popular destinations in Montauk, Navy Beach has beautiful views and is often a go-to for weddings.

Ditch Plains Beach

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Ditch Plains is the East End surf spot. It’s the eastern-most beach on Long Island, so grab your boards and hang ten.

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Cupsogue Beach

Cupsogue is at the very end of Dune Road. Which means you’ll get to see all the massive Dune Road homes on your way to the beach. It does get crowded, so get there early for parking.

Rogers Beach

A Rogers Beach permit is the most popular permit in Westhampton Beach, so the beach has got to be good.

Tiana Beach

Tiana is just a short drive down from Ponquogue and is usually less crowded.

Meschutt Beach

Though Meschutt is on the bay, the Beach Hut makes it one of the go-to summer spots in Hampton Bays.

Ponquogue Beach

Ponquogue is by far the most popular ocean beach in Hampton Bays, right off the Ponquogue Bridge near the Shinnecock Inlet. Restaurants are a close drive away.

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Shinnecock East County Park

Unfortunately, you can’t have tents on this beach, but you can do self-contained camping. Plus there’s both bay and ocean access, and lots of people fish off the jetty.

Road F Beach

Located off Meadow Lane, Road F is a favorite beach spot. Though it’s a bit more private, you’ll have to drive all the way down Meadow Lane to get there, and you’ll need a beach permit.

Halsey Neck Beach

Halsey Neck Beach is a great ocean spot for when you’re site seeing down Meadow Lane.

Coopers Beach

Coopers Beach has been widely considered the best Hamptons beach by many, and for good reason. Umbrellas and chairs are available to rent, and you’ll pay a pretty penny for a parking fee.

Cryder Beach

Located off Gin Lane, this ocean beach is a popular surf spot.

Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge

Even though technically it’s a wildlife refuge, there’s bay access and places to swim.

A post shared by lauren (@rainbow.skylines) on

Shell Beach

Heading to Shelter Island for the day? Stop by Shell Beach for gorgeous bay views on both sides.

Flying Point Beach

You’ve probably seen plenty of Flying Point apparel through the Hamptons, made popular by Flying Point Surf Shop. The beach is close to Southampton village, which makes it a perfect stop before heading to lunch.

Foster Memorial Town Beach

Unfortunately, Foster Memorial is pretty rocky. But if you’ve got a beach chair or a big blanket, it’s a great place to stop for a picnic.

Windmill Beach

This isn’t so much a beach as it is a little body of water that you can stop and eat lunch while shopping in Sag Harbor. But since it’s a great place to look out over the water, we’ve included it.

Sagg Main Beach

Sagg Main is close to the General Store on Sagg Main Street, so you’ll be close by for food after a day at the beach.

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Havens Beach

Haven’s Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Sag Harbor. It’s a bay beach, making it good for swimming.

Georgica Beach

Georgica is the western-most East Hampton village beach, which requires a permit.

Main Beach

As one of the most popular beaches in the Hamptons, there are lifeguards, a snack bar, and restroom.

Maidstone Park Beach

In Springs, this bay beach is near by a baseball field a nature preserve.

Wiborg Beach

Wiborg is a bit less popular than Main Beach, but will still get crowded in the summer.

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Egypt Beach

Though it’s a bit rocky, Egypt is a great beach to head to to swim and sunbathe. Maybe not beach volleyball, though.

Two Mile Hollow Beach

Two Mile Hollow is a wide beach with soft sand. It’s not as busy as some other East Hampton beaches will get, but it will get crowded on especially nice days.

Indian Wells Beach

This beach does get crowded, so don’t go here expected to get a good surf in on a nice day. The beach is noted for being clean, and there are bathrooms and showers on site.

Atlantic Avenue Beach

Atlantic Beach is one of Amagansett’s most popular ocean beach spots.

Navy Beach

One of the most popular destinations in Montauk, Navy Beach has beautiful views and is often a go-to for weddings.

Ditch Plains Beach

Ditch Plains is the East End surf spot. It’s the eastern-most beach on Long Island, so grab your boards and hang ten.