Amagansett, NY, USA

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Amagansett, NY, USA

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Amagansett, the quaint Hamptons beach town with star attraction

Perched on the South Shore of Long Island, near East Hampton, Amagansett is a charming beach town popular with New Yorkers. A wealth of stars have bought second homes here over the decades, including Paul McCartney and Christie Brinkley, drawn by the quiet beaches and Old Town appeal. Get your East Hamptons escape off to a good start by booking an Amagansett vacation rental near Downtown Main Street. Visit Miss Amelia's Cottage and the Roy Lester Carriage Museum, a charming museum dating back to 1725.

For sand dunes and salty air, Amagansett is the place

In the summer, life in the Hamptons revolves around the beach. The locals' favorite is Indian Wells Beach, which lies on the ocean side of the island. Book a Amagansett vacation rental close to the beach and feel the sand between your toes every morning. This popular beach attracts a host of watersports fanatics, especially surfers, who come to catch a wave. It's also good for waterskiing and sailing, and even whale watching. Its wide, soft blonde sands banked by dunes are also perfect for romantic or family picnics, or to watch the sunset.

From whales to colonial homes, Amagansett is an enchanting escape

Miss Amelia's Cottage and Roy Lester Carriage Museum (this is all 1 place) is a big draw to this lovely little beach resort. Built in 1725 for the Schellinger family, it displays and explores life in Amagansett in colonial times. In the summer, it offers pony rides on the lawn and an antiques fair. The Roy Lester Carriage Museum, which is set in the grounds, and has a fascinating collection of locally built horse-drawn carriages, while salty sea dogs may prefer the fascinating exhibits at the Marine Museum. Overlooking the ocean, this charming old house charts the East Hamptons important whaling and fishing history.

In the summertime when the weather is hot, head to the Hamptons

A favorite summer getaway for New Yorkers, the Hamptons is at its prime in the warm summer months. Days are blessed with blue skies and endless sunshine, with highs of 75 degrees. It's also the busiest season to visit, with Amagansett vacation rentals getting booking up months in advance. Come fall, the crowds have mostly dispersed and the beaches are quieter. The sun still shines, but evenings are cooler and require a jacket. Even in the cold winter months, when the mercury drops dramatically, the empty Hamptons beaches can be an appealing getaway from the city.

It's all about the dunes in Amagansett

Sitting just north of East Hampton, on the South Shore of Long Island, Amagansett is blessed with sweeping ocean views. Further north still are 2 state parks, Napeague and Hither Hills, the latter of which is home to the popular Walking Dunes trail, an easy hour-long hike along the dunes where you may see whales frolicking in the ocean. Meet the feathered locals at the Amagansett National Wildlife Refuge, set up to protect the dunes and its wildlife. Birdwatchers come to spot species like peregrine falcon, sandpipers, and the common loon. There's also a visitors center.