Ocean Ave, East Hampton, NY | Directions 1193740.948558 -72.195864
Neighborhoods: Long Island
overrated – the hamptons are a joke...dont waste your money on those insane summer rental prices...hours to get there,everything overpriced and overcrowded, with a bunch of wannabee socialites..including the beaches,which are not anything special at all,the water is sort of a brownish blue and usually cold...not to mention its flooded with illegal aliens who stand in the streets by the hundreds in southampton and easthampton staring and catcalling your wives and daughters...even underage girls its disgusting i dont know why the police allow it.
go to cape cod,maine,rhode island,hell even the jersey shore has nicer beaches
Clean – ONe of the cleanest beaches in New york. The sand and water match each other so perfectly. This is where you will find me in the summer time
It used to be nice, a mile down the road it's better. – We've had a place in East Hampton for 50 years and I love the beaches, but not Main Beach. Once a calm and lovely spot, it is now an overpriced, overcrowded venue for daytrippers and pushy parvenus. If you don't want to pay for parking and are looking for a better spot, hop on a bicycle and visit Georgica Beach about a mile south of Main or peddle to any one of the accesses to beaches north of Main all the way to Montauk. Any of these are nicer and offer a quiet,beautiful experience. The drawbacks, I would call it an advantage, no bath house or snack stands. Even more tranquility and better views are on the bay side. I laugh at the reviewers who said they didn't see waves. Yes, it's calm sometimes, but not that often. Don't tell me about Long Beach, the area lacks greenery and it's crowded. New Jersey? Even more crowded and dried out and they make you buy and wear a metal tag to go on the sand. Nowhere else in the U.S. does this. I've been to beaches in Hawaii, the Costa Brava, Maine and Florida and the East Hampton beachfront (minus Main Beach) is a pretty good match. Just avoid the people- there are plenty of sparsely occupied places.
Life's not just a beach--it's an entire social scene in the Hamptons. – In Short
The words "East Hampton" inevitably evoke images of Spielberg and Basinger lounging under oversized umbrellas. But forget the list of famous names and realize why they flock to this haven: It's gorgeous. The beaches, of which the most well-known is Main Beach, are long, golden and clean, the sandbanks are piled high and the waves are some of the best in New York.
Local's View – Overall, East Hampton offers not only beautiful beaches, but a beautiful town as well. The village has managed to keep its historical charm, from the colonial buildings to the peaceful beaches. Some may argue that the Hamptons aren't worth the drive, money, or don't live up to their hype. These people are mistaken. Yes, there may be other beaches all along Long Island, but none compare to those of the Hamptons, especially Main Beach. Main may be expensive to get into, but it is for a reason. Not only is it gorgeous and clean, but is significantly less crowded than other Long Island beaches. Main also provides extremely clean bathroom facilities, lockers, and plentiful parking. The rich and famous spend time in the Hamptons, and for a reason. The beaches are not only beautiful, but manage to keep the charm of a time now passed.
SUMMER IN THE HAMPTONS, WHY? – The Hamptons has to be one of the most overrated beaches (not to mention the most expensive) on Long Island. The famous & not so famous pack their bags on Friday afternoon & spend hours traveling to get there & many more to get home. Once there you have to wait for everything.People are snotty stuck up & annoying. A quieter & friendlier alternative abt. 25 miles outside NYC easily accessible by LIRR or car it's LONG BEACH. Long Beach offers exclusive private homes, apartment rentals, and oceanfront condos. The beach is public and charges a nominal fee. There is a $5 million dollar fishing pier and recreational center. Dozens of restaurants offering all different types of cuisine. Also consider the private oceanfront communities of Lido Beach, Atlantic Beach or Point Lookout. HAPPY SUMMERING (probably not if you travel to the Hamptons).
Media Hype – Definitely overrated. There is nothing really special about the beaches that would tend to set them apart from others all along the east coast. Prices are high and people are rude. Hamptons Rage is a term that has been coined to describe the type of behavior that is increasingly being seen on overcrowded roads and in jammed parking lots.
The Hamptons is more of a very successful advertising campaign than anything else. The area caters to the rich and famous, and as a result, all of the wannabees follow like fish on a hook. Go if you really feel the need to tell all of you friends that you went to The Hamptons this summer. As for me Been there Done that.
The Hamptons – The beaches are beautiful, Main Beach is the worst, full of NY Garmentos all trying to impress each other, the cell phone chatter of the self centered is annoying. Try Georgica Beach, Old Beach instead. The town is full of new money and those who try to emulate the new money. It has become NYC transplanted. Gross, yes. The food is overpriced and marginal in qulaity. Net net, it is a beautiful place with much natural beauty if you can beyond the rude self important people that seem to be an increasing plague...
Northern Beaches – I guess this is where our winter residents spend the summer. As a native Palm Beach County Resident it feels like my town less the palm trees and very cold water temps.
A Must visit of all times – The area alone is what i found one of the most beautiful. There is something for everyone, and a well paced atmosphere. It is truly an area where you can window shop and find yourself saying hello to anyone. It is, what I consider, somewhere to visit on your life's list of things to do.
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