he Hamptons have something to lure everyone—the quaint villages, the shopping, the arts— but the beach is arguably the most persuasive. With miles of pristine oceanfront and a smattering of calm bays, lakes and the Long Island Sound, the Hamptons and the North Fork offer the ultimate in beach fun and relaxation. The villages and towns all have different, heavily enforced beach parking rules and regulations. So before your flip-flops slap the pavement en route to staking out that perfect slice of sand, make sure that your car has the requisite parking stickers readily visible. When in doubt, contact the town or village, and heed the posted signs. To get you started, here is a rundown of what you need to know:
E ast H ampton T own Resident permits are free, and nonresidents can pay a fee of $375. Montauk is also the home of Hither Hills State Park, situated on the Atlantic Ocean. Cars can park for a $10 daily rate. Check out www.nysparks. com for more information.
B eaches Amagansett: A t l a n t i c Av e n u e B e a c h : ( L i f e g u a rd s , c o m f o r t station, concessions, daily parking available for $15 on weekdays) Big Alberts Landing Beach: (Lifeguards, comfort station) Barns Hole Fresh Pond Indian Wells Beach: (Lifeguards, comfort station, concessions) Little Alberts Landing Beach Lazy Point DansPapers.com
East Hampton: Alewive Brook Landing Mile Hill Old House Landing Road Sammy’s Beach (or Sammis Beach) Montauk: Culloden Point Ditch Plains Beach: (Lifeguards, comfort station, concessions) East Lake Beach (Gin Beach): (Lifeguards, comfort station, concessions) Edison Beach: (Lifeguards, comfort station) Fort Pond Bay Hither Woods “Eddie Ecker Park:” (Comfort station) Kirk Park Beach: (Lifeguards, comfort station, concessions) South Lake Beach: (Comfort station) West Lake Drive: (Comfort station, concessions) Springs: Flaggy Hole Gerard Drive Park Maidstone Beach: (Lifeguards, comfor t station, concessions) Louse Point
For more information, please contact the Town of East Hampton at 631-324-4140 or go online: town.east-hampton.ny.us
B eaches Where stationed, ocean lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, unless otherwise posted on site. Georgica Beach: (lifeguard, comfort station) Egypt Beach Main Beach: (lifeguard, comfort station and concessions) Two Mile Hollow Beach: (lifeguard, bathroom) Wiborg Beach For more information, please contact the Village of East Hampton at 631-324-4150 or go online at easthamptonvillage.org.
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September 15, and permits are free to residents of the village. Non-resident beach permits are already sold out for the 2013 season, but Main Beach and Two Mile Hollow Beach will sell daily parking passes for $25, both sold at Main Beach, though only a limited number are available on weekends/holidays. Town of East Hampton parking permits are not valid at village beaches.
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There are five beaches in the Village of East Hampton, and all are owned and operated by the village. A valid parking permit is required from May 15 through
Southampton Town residents may purchase parking passes for $30 per vehicle, and nonresidents can pay a full season fee of $300 per vehicle. Nonresident daily permits may be purchased at beaches noted for $20. Until June 22, permits are required from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekends only. After that date, permits are required at all times. Permits can be obtained at the Parks & Recreation office and at Town Hall beginning on May 1. They can also be purchased on-site at most of the beaches listed below beginning on June 22. Beaches are open full time, seven continued on page
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Dan's Papers Hamptons Summer Preview May 17, 2013 Issue