A mystical area composed by Southhampton and East Hampton; the Hamptons are the ideal way to spend a family vacation or a romantic getaway. With miles of beautiful beaches and peaceful bays, the Hamptons offer visitors excellent fishing, surfing and sun bathing. Those who like hiking or walking will also find beautiful rolling hills and broad plains with an incredible variety of wildlife. Tourists of this area can also count with excellent shopping and dinning opportunities with antiquing being one of the most popular activities in the area.
The charm of this township has no limits. It is situated to the west of Montauk and it is made up of numerous delightful villas which include Sag Harbor, Wainscot, Northwest Harbor and East Hampton North among others. It is home to the largest privately owned island in the United States and to the largest fishing fleet in the state of New York. East Hampton is surrounded by water on the three sides and it is full of chic stores, historic sites and renowned art galleries making this destination a year-round favorite. Outdoor opportunities are great in this area of the Hamptons, with hiking, biking and wildlife watching being at the top of the list.
It is considered among the most luxurious towns of the country and many call it the “Playground for the Rich.” Celebrities and politicians are known to vacation here and it has also been the home of presidents and first ladies such as Julia Gardiner Tyler and Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis.
A former whaling port, Sag Harbor is known today as an upscale getaway with delightful shops and scenic villages, yet the town keeps the charm of the old days. Its streets with grand houses from the whaling days and its enjoyable restaurants make it another favorite among visitors to The Hamptons. Tourists can count with an extraordinary bay with a Wharf that is the perfect setting for a post-card picture.
A great way to experience the magic of the village is by taking a bike ride; a well-liked activity among locals. You will be able to appreciate the sunset over Noyac Bay. If you are looking for some help and a map that shows where to find such things as museums, eateries, shops and local architectural and historical treasures, your best bet is to head to the Windmill Visitors Center.