Hamptons: Living, Playing, Dining and More
Our guide to homes and activities on Long Island's exclusive East End
Sun and sand are synonymous with the Hamptons, but there’s a lot more to the exclusive towns that comprise the East End of Long Island in New York.
In addition to its beautiful beaches and well-documented nightlife, the Hamptons has myriad activities on offer.
Golf lovers will love taking a swing on some of the foremost courses in the U.S. Meanwhile, oenophiles and food lovers can indulge at the vineyards, farms, and field-to-table restaurants abundant in the towns. You’ll also find spots to dock your mega-yacht, surf the waves or enjoy a ride on your steed.
This Mansion Global special report shows you how you can pair your interests with the town that’s best for you.
The Hamptons has a special place in the hearts of many second-home owners, but it’s particularly special for golf enthusiasts.
“The Hamptons is known as a world-wide mecca of golf for the private sector,” said Bespoke Real Estate agent Sam Kelly.
Courses like Shinnecock Hills Golf Club and National Golf Links of America, both in Southampton, consistently make the annual top 10 lists of the best clubs in world by golf publications, Mr. Kelly said. And the greens go on all the way until Montauk, which has one of the best public courses in the country...Read More
Long before eastern Long Island became the preferred seaside escape for wealthy urbanites fleeing Manhattan, it was a flourishing fishing and farming community. Much of the verdant farmland has given way to multi-acre private estates, but preserving land for agriculture is still a priority.
Vineyards and farms, and the field-to-table restaurants they supply, are all hallmarks of the bounty of the Hamptons. Aside from being the place to see and be seen, Hamptons restaurants are bustling in the high season—and with good reason...Read More
The biggest draw to the 118-mile-long South Fork, or Hamptons, on the east end of Long Island has always been its prime waterfront location. Generously wide swaths of sand trim the Atlantic coastline side, which is wild with waves, making it ideal for swimmers and surfers alike. There is also the bay side dotted with marinas and low-key beaches, appealing to boaters and sunbathers preferring a more mellow beach day...Read More
If not out on the water, those serious about sport in the Hamptons are likely to be found at one of the area’s world-class equestrian estates or stables. The eastern end of Long Island is serious horse country.
One dozen stables and farms that offer everything from pony camps for young horse lovers to serious equestrian training for competitive riders are sprinkled on gorgeous spreads throughout the Hamptons. Bridgehampton is well-known for its riding, but reputable stables are also found in Water Mill, Sagaponack, East Hampton and Amaganset...Read More
For some, a perfect day in the Hamptons involves spending the sunny hours at the beach and then hitting a hip bar or scene-y party after the sun goes down. Others prefer quiet restaurants with farm-to-table fare. Fortunately there’s room for both out east...Read More