Sure, we can and probably will argue forever about the best spots to swim on the East End. One of the great things here is the sheer variety of beaches: from gentle spots great for the kids or for sedate activities like stand-up paddleboarding to fabulous surf breaks and everything in between. As for pools, there is only one outdoor public pool that we know of, at Montauk Downs State Park, so we added that to the map. Did we miss your favorite? Discuss in the comments.Read More
Mapping the Ten Best Swimming Spots in the Hamptons
Montauk Downs Pool
The only public outdoor pool we know of in the Hamptons is Olympic-sized; there's also a kiddie pool.
As someone once commented on CH, "Bring your dog, keg, fishing rod and portable charcoal grill and have one of the best times of your life." You'll need an EH pass to drive on the beach.
Great for surfing, or you can launch your kayak into Georgica Cove. You need an EHV pass to park.