Ocean Ave, East Hampton, NY | Directions 1193740.948558 -72.195864
Neighborhoods: Long Island
From a Local... – Sure it gets crowded here in the summer and the roads are gridlock. Sure the rich residents are snobby. Sure its a pain dealing with day trippers and summer renters who think they 'deserve' to be treated special. But hey, I live 5 minutes from the ocean year round when you have to go home. Its a beautiful location with lots of history. Do make sure to visit and enjoy the beauty.
Stay Away! Please! No Changes Needed – As a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, I went with my father and mother, who were a union welder and bank clerk, respectively, and four sibs to some cottages near Montauk Point for 15-day vacations every year. We'd spend time at Sag Harbor and the Hamptons to visit the museums and beaches.
35 years later, when I moved back to NY, I would look forward to catching the LIRR to Amagannsett, Montauk, East Hampton or South Hampton.
These towns are nice because they are remote, historic and scenic, not ticky-tacky beach towns. A large part of the beauty of their beaches is that their beach dunes are preserved much as they would have looked had they never been discovered. Enjoy them for what they are, but keep development back in NYC.
Ab Fab – I have been going to East Hampton every summer for my entire life, and I can't think of enough good things to say about it. The people are lovely, the town is great, and the beaches are beautiful. If I'm not sick of it by now, how can people who only go for a weekend really experience East Hampton. Granted, there are snobby people, but you can find them anywhere. I absolutely adore the chill attitude that everyone has, no matter how much money they have. East Hampton rocks.
Beauty and the Beach – I run along the beaches of East Hampton daily and realize how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place. Several of the ratings on this site have given the East Hampton beaches a bad name because of the social stigma that goes alone with the community, this has nothing to do with the beaches themselves. I do not disagree that outsides may see the community as wealthy, and snobbish, yet this is not the community of East Hampton that I know. The community of East Hampton is its year around residents not the people who come only on weekend or during the summer. East Hampton is a community where the wealthy and the poor live together, work together, and respect each other. For people who feel any other way, they are looking at the community from foggy star struck eyes. The beaches are perfect.
Yeah!? – Been living on Long Island for decades and have seen the changes over the years. Have friends with houses in the Hamptons and that's where the parties are. The towns are nice the beaches are the same all across the south shore of Long Island so they have nothing that special in the "Hamptons". Oh wait there is one thing that is consistent -- the obnoxious people that walk around thinking they're better than everyone else. About 50% are like that and the prices are much to inflated. Much nicer atmosphere in south New Jersey and the beaches are almost just as nice.
Not that great. – My best friend and I visited this beach last summer and were disappointed, to say the least. The town and houses are beautiful, but the attitude of the tourists leaves a lot to be desired. The majority of them were rich and rude. We utilized one of the beach clubs, so the facilities were nice. Also, the beach was very clean. But, the waves are non-existant, the patrons were awful, and we got bored rather quickly. It was definitely not as exciting and beautiful as we had expected. This beach is nothing special. I guess we're just the West Coast kind of girls!
Long Island's Reclusive Getaway – I have been going to the Hamptons for 18 years. The beaches are excellent and the scenery is beautiful. The towns are quaint, though in some towns like Sag Harbor, the people can be quite pompus and snotty. Montauk, Amagansett, East Hampton, Bridgehampton, and South Hampton are nice places to visit. Admittingly, you need a house and money to enjoy yourself in the Hamptons. If you don't have either, you won't access to the nicer beaches or recreational areas resulting in a lack luster experience. It is best to visit the hamptons with somebody who is already an established home owner in the area. Only then you will have the full experience of the hamptons.
Pleeease.... – Long Island beaches are way over rated. There full of pompus & wannabe people who think there to good for everyone. The waves complete suck, you might have well went up state to a lake. I've had more fun at the Jersey shore!!
LBI is the Place – The Hamptons are no where near as nice as the Beaches on Long Beach Island NJ. Not even close.
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