Signs help to anchor ourselves in a place and a time. From the Lobster Inn sign welcoming us to the East End, to the Sag Harbor Cinema neon representing the village, to the Breakers in Montauk reminding us of a time when motels advertised in-room TVs, we love the iconic signs of the Hamptons. If we forgot your favorite, let us know in the comments.Read More
Mapping the Landmark Signs of the Hamptons
To many, the sign that says "You're finally in the Hamptons."
Tate's Bake Shop
Not the oldest sign on our list, but must be one of the prettiest.
Possibly the most beautiful sign in the Hamptons.
Ye Towne Street
Yep. That's an old street, all right.
Sip N' Soda
From the days when sodas were rare treats for "sip'n."
Another newer sign, as compared to some, but a favorite.
Channing Daughters Vineyard
Not an old sign but a beautiful one.
Sag Harbor Cinema
The beautiful art deco sign caused ructions when the newest owner of the cinema removed it. Now it is protected as a landmark.
Old Stove Pub
The eatery was allowed to keep its iconic sign under Sagaponack's new sign law, but we miss the "Steaks" and "Moussaka" signs that had to be removed.
You know summer and relaxation time is here when you see the Main Beach sign again.
Gone but not forgotten!
Frankly, we've barely forgiven the owners for changing the storefront sign from the old "Super Saver."
Lobster Roll (Lunch)
Is this the most iconic sign in all the Hamptons? The restaurant is often simply called "Lunch" after the sign.
Montauk State Pkwy
We love the rustic hand lettering.
Not many motel signs of this vintage left. Hey, they've got TV!
The Memory is forever, we hope.