The Hamptons is in Long Island, New York.
The Hamptons is separated into two distinct regions, Southampton and Easthampton. Easthampton has many small villages and hamlets that are settled on the furthest end of the peninsula of Long Island, New York. Easthampton has eight state parks as well as many historic locations such as Camp Wyckoff which was used in World War II by the United States Air Force, Army and Navy. Southampton has many small towns but only has a total population of 54,712. Southampton boasts numerous amounts of exclusive recreational clubs as well as some of the highest ranked real estate in the country.
Southampton and Easthampton each boast numerous quaint villages and hamlets with a laid back vibe. Southampton: Southampton Village, Watermill, Bridgehampton, Sagaponack Village, Sag Harbor Easthampton: Sag Harbor, Wainscott, East Hampton Village, Amagansett
New York City serves as the closet major city to the Hamptons.
The Hamptons is worldwide known reference that refers to several villages and hamlets on the east end of Long Island, New York. These villages and hamlets form a popular seaside resort for some of the wealthiest people in America. The Hamptons is known for its high status vacationers, exclusive country clubs and expensive beach houses. Three of The Hamptons zip codes are in the top 10 most expensive zip codes in the United States.
By Plane: Commercial Plane: MacArthur Airport- approximately 50 miles from East Hampton Kennedy Airport- approximately 80 miles from East Hampton La Guardia- approximately 85 miles from East Hampton Private Planes/Small Charters: Private Planes or small charters are the most comfortable and quickest way to the Hamptons. The planes can fly directly into East Hamptons. Caution, this way of travel can be very expensive. By Car: The Long Island expressway and Route 27 serve as the main access routes into the Hamptons. Whether travelling by limousine, personal car or rental car, travel time depends on distance and traffic which is very heavy on summer weekends. Hampton Jitney Bus: The Hampton Jitney bus runs between New York City and all the villages in the Hamptons. The bus makes two airport connection stops. One is in Fresh Meadow (Queen County) for Kennedy and La Guardia Airport another is in Islip (Suffolk County) for MacArthur Airport. Note, you must make previous reservations for the bus and its connections so plan ahead. By Train: The Montauk Branch of Long Island Railroad can take you to the Hamptons for no more than $15.00 and makes several stops at the villages throughout the Hamptons.
Since the Hamptons is a region filled with many little villages, driving is the best way to get around whether it be by limousine, personal car or rental car. Within the villages some locals and tourists enjoy walking or biking around the villages popular town centers.
The Hamptons has some of the most naturally beautiful beaches. They have ocean beach and bay beaches which tend to be less crowded and calmer. Main Beach in East Hampton is the most popular, where you will find the rich and famous lounging. Many enjoy Georgica Beach as well which is equally beautiful but less crowded and is lined by mansions and estates.