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5 Reasons to Visit the Hamptons Year-Round

A local’s guide: Five great reasons to visit The Hamptons in the spring, summer and fall.


The Beach

Yes, I know – hardly a revelation!! But I’m not talking about the summer beach which, to my mind, is overheated in more than one sense – crowded, noisy, hot and always makes me think of the movie “Suddenly Last Summer.” The summer beach is all about the people on the beach – not that there’s anything wrong with that! But I am talking about the beach in late September through April, when the people are mostly gone, and when long, solitary walks have only the sound track of birds, waves and your own heavy breathing.

5 Reasons to Visit the Hamptons Year-Round

The off-season beach is about the beach, not about the people on it, although you may run into a few determined joggers and the occasional muffled-up dog walker. The off-season beach is about the breathtaking glory of sunrise and sunset, uninterrupted by distractions; the smell of the ocean; the cold winter sun blazing off the ice-coated beach grass, turning it into a field of Swarovski crystals any diva would lust for. The off-season beach is mystical, especially on a foggy day when people silently appear and disappear in the mist.

The summer beach makes people think about tanning and what’s for lunch and who is that cute guy/gal over there. The off-season beach makes you think about the bigger existential questions – who am I and why am I here… That’s my beach!

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Frederica Pellman was born and raised in London, and educated at a private convent in Notting Hill Gate. She moved to the West Village, NYC with one of her sisters - they had no jobs, no contacts, no place to stay and virtually no money! After a brief but memorable stay at a hotel, they found jobs, friends and an apartment, and eventually husbands. She now she lives in Southampton and spends her time writing, walking, and working as a life coach.

Reader Discussion: 123 Comments

  1. Jaime Mcgee

    Take a weekend getaway at Hamptons. If you’re a first-time vacationer looking for awesome things to do in the Hamptons, Urbanette’s got you.

  2. Shelley Gibbs

    The Hamptons is my dream summer getaway destination and I;m glad my parents finally allowed me to be with my friends,did a lot of research about the place and I just made a hotel reservation recently. Can’t wait!

  3. Anne Hogan

    Of all the New York beaches, the Hamptons and Montauk have a reputation as the land reserved for the rich and pretentous.

  4. Evelyn Higgins

    Over the years I’ve discovered a very different side to this coastal getaway. Low=key seafood shacks, antique shops, and beautiful beaches.

  5. Roxanne Andarson

    Finding a great place to stay for a short weekend in the Hamptons is very challenging because hotel options are limited.

  6. Anita Cortez

    There’s so much you can do in Hamptons. If you’ere a first-timer vacationer looking for aweseom things to do in the Hamptons, you’re in the write blog because Urbanette got you covered!

  7. Marian Cox

    At last! Ubanette featured Hamptons. Good article! Love this place.

  8. Clara Lopez

    Aww take me back. This where my husband proposed to me. Remembering Hamptons. Such a lovely place.

  9. Amy Bailey

    We are coming to see Hamptons one day! Hehe

  10. Eloise Hines

    I want to live here! So peaceful and I love the beaches! Hope to be there again someday soon. 🙂

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