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The New Yorkers’ Getaway Guide To The Hamptons

July 30, 2011 8:30 AM

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A view of the Club House from the first tee at Shinneock Hills Golf Course in Southampton, N.Y. (credit: Simon Bruty/Allsport/Getty Images)

A view of the Club House from the first tee at Shinneock Hills Golf Course in Southampton, N.Y. (credit: Simon Bruty/Allsport/Getty Images)

In need of some sandy relaxation just a short trip away? The nine little communities that make up the Hamptons’ main vacation zone — Hampton Bays, Southhampton, Water Mill, Bridgehampton, Sagaponack, Sag Harbor, Wainscott, East Hampton, and Amagansett — offer New Yorkers their pick of beaches, art, vineyards, golf and nightlife. Along the way, visitors can discover all kinds of hidden gems: From the sublime osprey nest bayside to Dune Road, to tycoon Ted Forstmann’s legacy of the Huggy Bear Invitational charity tennis tournament.

While beautiful, much of this Long Island paradise doesn’t come cheap. The seaside community’s reputation for drawing the affluent and the elite is well-founded; for years, Bill and Hillary Clinton have picked the Hamptons as their favorite get-away spot, and such celebs as Sean Combs (aka P Diddy), Steven Spielberg, Vera Wang, Billy Joel and Ralph Lauren are residents.

For those who still worry about household bills and watching budgets, there is still a lot to do and see in a trip to the Hamptons. All summer long, the Southampton Cultural Center’s “Concerts In The Park” series draws diverse musicians to Agawam Park and Coopers Beach. Other SCC programs include youth summer programs in orchestral chamber music and TV/film production. Check out the SCC website at http://southamptonculturalcenter.org for more info.

The lists below include what vacationers can take as Hampton standards: Sun tanning while enjoying a summer read, tasting the fruity vintage of local grapes, and clubbing next to the rich and famous.

Beaches

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Check with each community’s local officials to find out where and when you can get coveted beach permits for access and parking.

Main Beach

Ocean Avenue (Ocean), East Hampton
East Hampton Village Permit Required

Sagg Beach

Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack
Southampton Town Permit Required

Flying Point Beach

Flying Point Road, Water Mill
Southampton Town Permit Required

Long Beach

North Haven (Bay), Southampton
Southampton Town Permit Required

Mecox Beach

Job’s Lane, Bridgehampton
Southampton Town Permit Required

Two Mile Hollow

Two Mile Hollow Road, East Hampton
East Hampton Village Permit Required

Gibson Beach

Gibson Lane, Sagaponack
Southampton Town Permit Required

Wainscott Beach

Beach Lane, Wainscott
No Permit Required

Indian Wells Beach

Indian Wells Highway, Amagansett
East Hampton Town Permit Required

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Vineyards

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New York is the country’s third-largest wine producer behind California and Washington. The Hamptons are part of Long Island wine country, which is divided into three unofficial wine trails: The Hamptons on the South Fork, and Route 25 and Route 48 on the North Fork.

For a wine lover’s complete listing, see “Long Island Wine Trails” in our New York Area Vineyards guide.

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Golf

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Call for available tee times for places offering open membership, but expect to hit a bunker at the more exclusive clubs.

Sebonack Golf Club

http://www.sebonack.com/
270 South Service Road
Melville, NY
(631) 622-9437

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club

200 Tuckahoe Rd.
Southampton, NY, 11968
(631) 283-1310

National Golf Links in Southampton

Sebonac Inlet Rd
Southampton, NY 11968
631-283-0559

Maidstone Club in East Hampton

http://www.maidstoneclub.org/
East Hampton, New York 11937
(631) 324-0510

The Bathing Corporation of Southampton

Dune Road.
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-0545

The Southampton Bath and Tennis Club

212 Gin Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-1188

The Meadow Club in Southampton Village

555 First Neck Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-0425

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Nightlife

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Many venues in the Hamptons pay celebrities to dance and lounge among the young and beautiful, so keep your eyes open for a few familiar faces.

Coliseum (formerly Whitehouse Nightclub)

239 E Montauk Hwy.
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
(631) 728-4121

Neptune Beach Club

http://www.neptunebeachclub.net/
70 Dune Rd.
East Quogue, NY 11942
(631) 653-8737

East Hampton Point

http://easthamptonpoint.com/
295 Three Mile Harbor Rd.
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 329-2800

Dune

http://dunesouthampton.com/
1181 North Sea Road
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-0808

The Boathouse at Three Mile Harbor

http://easthamptonboathouse.com/
39 Gann Road
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 329-3663

Navy Beach

http://navybeach.com
16 Navy Rd.
Montauk, NY 11954
(631) 668-6868

Grappa Wine Bar

http://www.grappawinebar.com/about_us.html
62 Main St
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 725-0055

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Art Galleries

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Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

AMAGANSETT

Artscapes

PO Box 36
Amagansett, NY 11930
(631) 329-3944

The Art Barge & Victor D’Amico Institute of Art

http://www.theartbarge.com/
Napeague Harbor off Napeague Meadow Road
Amagansett, NY 11930
(631) 267-3172

Artists’ Woods

http://artistswoods.com/
403 Abrahams Path
Amagansett, NY 11930
(631) 267-7909

Butler’s Fine Art & Antiques

303 Main Street
Amagansett, NY 11930
(631) 267-0193

The Crazy Monkey

136 Main Street
Amagansett, NY 11930
(631) 267-3627

Dragon Gallery

216 Main Street
Amagansett, NY 11930
(631) 267-9888

Bill Durham

http://www.hamptonsweb.com/billdurham/
(By Appointment Only)
434 Main Street
Amagansett, NY 11930
(631) 267-6305

Estia Restaurant

http://www.estiaslittlekitchen.com/
Main Street
Amagansett, NY 11930
(631) 267-6320

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BRIDGEHAMPTON

Clayton & Liberatore Gallery

Montauk Highway
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
(631) 537-0136

Country Pottery

Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
(631) 537-0572

Dia Center for the Arts & the Dan Flavin Art Institute

Corwith Avenue & Main Street
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
(631) 537-1476

Elaine Benson Gallery

Montauk Highway
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
(631) 537-3233

Goodman James Gallery

Sagaponack Road
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
(631) 537-7571

Harrison & Harrison

Main Street
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
(631) 537-7474

Sundance Gallery

Main Street
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
(631) 537-5513

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EAST HAMPTON

Ann Kolb Gallery

46 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-3443

Arlene Bujese Gallery

66 Newtown Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-2823

Bologna Francesco Art Studio

49 Sag Harbor Road
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-9775

Coach Store Gallery

69 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 329-1777

The Frame Shop

257 Montauk
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-8620

Gallery East

257 Pantigo Road
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-9393

Gallery Select Ltd

6 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 329-5550

Giraffics Gallery

79A Newtown Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 329-0803

Glenn Horowitz Bookseller

87 Newtown Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-5511

Guild Hall Museum

158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-0806

Lizan Tops

66 Newtown Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-3424

Longhouse Reserve

133 Hands Creek Road
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 329-3568

Millennium Gallery

62 Park Place
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 329-2288

Morgan Rank Gallery

4 Newtown Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-7615

Pritam & Eames

29 Race Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-7111

Renee Fotouhi Fine Arts

16 Newtown Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-8939

Solar

132 North Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 907-8422

Vered Art Gallery

66 Park Place
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-3303

Wallace Gallery East Hampton

62 Park Place
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 329-4516

Wally Findlay Galleries

2 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 329-9794

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MONTAUK

Marine Arts & Gifts

99 The Plaza
Montauk, NY 11954
(631) 668-4575

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SAG HARBOR

Annyx

150 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-9064

Canio’s Gallery

290 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-4926

Gallery Merz

95 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-2803

Goat Alley Gallery

Henry Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-1902

Grenning Gallery

90 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-8469

Paradise

126 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-6080

RomaNY Kramoris Gallery

Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-2499

Sag Harbor Picture Gallery

66 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-3100

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SOUTH HAMPTON

Avram Gallery (Southampton College)

239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 287-8427

Chrysallis Gallery

2 Main Street
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 287-1883

Clark Fine Art

51A Job’s Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-5844

Gayle Willson Gallery

43 Job’s Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-7430

Gingras Gallery

70 Main Street
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 287-2917

Hampton Road Gallery

36 Hampton Road
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 204-9704

Mark Humphrey Gallery

95 Main Street
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-3113

Ossorio Foundation

164 Mariner Drive
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 287-2020

Parrish Art Museum

25 Job’s Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-2118

RVS Fine Art

20 Job’s Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-8546

Red Barn Atelier

88 North Main Street
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 287-3747

Southampton Cultural Center

Pond Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 287-4377

Southampton Fine Art

848 North Sea Road
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-6564

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WAINSCOTT

Stone Road

Montauk Highway
Wainscott, NY 11975
(631) 537-5656

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WESTHAMPTON

Koener Art Gallery

88 Main Street
Westhampton, NY 11977
(631) 288-1017

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