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Main Beach

Ocean Avenue, East Hampton, NY
+1 631-324-4150
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Favorite LI Beach

I would say this is my favorite beach on Long Island. With the exception of the $30 charge... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John D
New York City, New York
via mobile
Beautiful beach

Loved this beach! Had bath house amenities. Good lobster roll for lunch Easy to bike to from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah O
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Ocean Avenue, East Hampton, NY
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I would say this is my favorite beach on Long Island. With the exception of the $30 charge, everything about the beach is great. The sand is soft, great waves, nice views with huge houses on the beach and it's not crowded.

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this beach! Had bath house amenities. Good lobster roll for lunch Easy to bike to from village.

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Postcard old fashioned beach. When you step on the beach, you can smell the salt sea air. It is a beautiful shoreline. This is a must experience beach. The only regret that I have is that it was a windy and overcast day. I look...More

Thank AugusteTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by on a quiet weekday afternoon. Just lovely -- soft sand; rolling waves; and a bright blue sky. And all very clean. Definitely a top-notch beach.

Thank jponden
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were there randomly this winter, and there was no one around. It was kind of nice it was like we had the entire beach to ourselves for the day. It was very beautiful even if it was cold. We are going to plan a...More

1  Thank josh n
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We basically live at the Main Beach during the summer. We call it our summer home. Parking is easy if you have a sticker. The people who work there are all very nice and have become our friends over the years. It's great with kids...More

Thank travelsbest
Reviewed 18 February 2017

East Hampton's Main Beach is one of the most beautiful in the world. And it boasts some of the world's most beautiful people.

Reviewed 15 January 2017

How lucky can you be to live so close to one of the world's most beautiful beaches - If you have been to the Caribbean or to Hawaii or to the South of France you are lucky, but you don't have to go that far...More

Thank Helene H
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A review of the beach rated #1 in the US several years ago is just that, #1. Yeah they charge for parking, but it is reasonable and the beach is just the best with great lifeguards and food in the pavilion. Come out and enjoy!!!!

Thank kendodge
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was a great experience. Relaxing beach, with good infrastructure, polite visitors, and great weather. We visited both during the day, as well as at night, with a firepit, some wine and a great view. Very restricted which makes this a great place.

Thank KNYX
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a cost to get onto the beach? Is Main Beach close to Wainscott?
10 September 2015|
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Response from julia m | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The driving distance from Wainscott to Main Beach is less than 5 miles. If you are not a resident of East Hampton Village, where Main Beach is, you have to pay $375 for a season parking pass. Or, if you go only for the... More
Would like to come to Main Beach 3rd week in September...I have never been ..Can anyone tell me about the weather and a close hotel/motel to stay? Thanks
7 August 2015|
Response from Hamptons418 | Reviewed this property |
There is a hotel called the Hedges Inn thats really nice. Also the Huntting Inn is also real nice. I would recommend Hedges Inn though because it is in walking distance from Main Beach.