The Hamptons, nestled in the far east end of Long Island, has often been voted as the most beautiful slice of the Island. Belonging to the Suffolk County, the Hamptons lures tourists with its sensational beaches apart from shopping extravaganzas, picturesque New England villages, exotic restaurants and a promise of celebrity-spotting.
East Hampton's Main Beach is a surfer's delight as the water offers the perfect swells. It is also great for indulging in volleyball and biking. Every year on Independence Day, thousands crowd the Main Beach to witness the night sky erupting in a brilliant display of firework.
The Hamptons is also a popular retreat for golfers, with the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, host of the U.S. Open several times. And in 2000, the Shinnecok Hills Golf Club was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
West Hampton boasts of Quogue, Westhampton Beach, East Quogue, Remsenburg and Hampton Bays. These beaches are tourist hotspots as they hold interesting exhibitions, shows, activities, programs and more. They are also popular for playing golf and fishing.
The Whaling Museum at Sag Harbor is also worth a look. However, the Hampton Beach that takes the cake in terms of popularity is none other than the Georgica Beach. It is where all the action is. So if partying all night long with a merry crowd is your idea of beach fun, head straight to the Georgica Beach. You would need to get yourself a sticker to enter the beach though.
The Hamptons International Film Festival draws celebrities and movie lovers annually.
For summer solitude, head instead to Bridgehampton and Water MillBridgehampton and Water Mill. These, though less crowded than other Hampton Beaches, are a wonderful destination all the same.