One of the perks of living in the East End is that you’re only ever a short drive – or a short walk – from the beach. And residents of the area are truly spoiled for choice, as they have several wonderful beaches to choose from. Below are our top picks:
Kirk Park Beach
This beach may be small, but it’s definitely a gem of a destination. The sand here is as fine as powder, and the water as pristine as it could be. Aside from swimming and sunbathing, you can also go boogie boarding, fishing, or simply take a long. relaxing walk by the shore.
Another hidden gem is Hallock Bay in Orient Bay. Here you can spot ospreys and other birds as well as marine creatures like certain turtle species. Because it’s protected from the wind, it’s an ideal beach for swimming and kiteboarding, among other water activities.
Whether you’re with friends or with family, you can’t go wrong with Meschutt Beach. The waters are very calm, making it ideal for beginner swimmers. For the more adventurous folks, there are also kayak and paddle board rentals here. Looking to party? There’s often live music and cocktails on the beach as well.
This beach lies at the heart of the Hamptons and has been featured in Dr. Beach’s best-of list. Main Beach is also a favorite destination of celebrities living in the area. Since permits are required of non-residents during the summer months, the beach never gets too crowded.
Speaking of celebrity-spotting, Crescent Beach is another favorite destination among Long Island’s rich and famous. The beach is anchored by the Sunset Beach Hotel, an establishment that caters to clientele with refined tastes. It can get quite hectic during weekends, but it’s a peaceful retreat during weekdays.
At the eastern tip of the South Fork is one of the most popular surf spots in Long Island. In fact, Surf Magazine has deemed Montauk one of the Top 10 Best Surf Towns in America. There are also several marinas, hotels, and restaurants in the area.
Nassau Point is the most secluded beach on the North Fork. There’s a large sandbar here, and at its tip is a hidden island that only reveals itself during low tide. While the coves protect the beach from winds, there’s still enough updraft here to make it a favorite among kiteboarders.
Hither Hills State Park
Want to take the family to the beach? Hither Hills is the perfect choice. Your kids will absolutely love the white-sand beach here, as well as the beachside playgrounds. There are also picnic tables where you can lay out a spread and enjoy a meal while taking in the ocean’s beauty.
East Hamptons is your gateway to some of the best beaches in the country. If you’d like to call it home, call Kerrigan Country Realty at 631.288.9600 or e-mail us at broker(at)kerriganrealty(dotted)com