Not going to lie I’m not much of a beach person. This absolutely baffles my brother who loves the beach. But still, that being said I LOVE going out to the Hamptons. I think it’s because the beaches are all so beautiful and the towns are so cute and nice. My family has gone out there most summers for a week, sometimes a long weekend since before I could talk. Not kidding, I took my first steps there across my aunt’s kitchen.
We stay in Sag Harbor with my aunt who owns a house out there. It’s such a great town. I’d say it under rated but it’s actually quite a popular spot. My mom hit the nail on the head about why it’s such a great town saying “they just don’t give up on being Sag Harbor” meaning they’ve really stayed true to themselves. Staying a little more rustic and embracing that they used to be a whaling town. It has so much personality and tons going on all the time.
This year we went early July and somehow managed to get almost all of our favorite things to do out there done in just a week! Here are a few of my favorite things to do and spot in the Hamptons. I highly recommend taking the time to check them out if you have the chance.
if you’re wondering that’s 138 scallop shells – can a conch shell too! I’ve never quite shaken the little kid happen of picking up every pretty shell I see
In Sag Harbor:
- Monika Olko Gallery
- I was blown away by some paintings they had there this year that were done by Carmelo Blandino (go check out his work its amazing, more so in person just bc you can see every detail of it) The smallest of them is 60’x60’! I wish so much I had the money to buy all of them (or even just one) but as a college student, I don’t have nearly enough money to be buying art as nice as his work. I truly believe that he will become very successful it’s been a few weeks since I saw his work in person and I still can’t get over the beauty. He has such a texture to the work which is one of my favorite kind of painting style.
- Paddle boarding at Peconic Water Sports Sag Harbor
- Only $30 for an hour!
- Fresh water pond
- Grindstone Coffee and Donuts –
- Harbor books
- the staff is so helpful if you’re looking for something specific or just what you should read next
- Big Olaf’s Ice Cream
- Conca D’Oro (pizza)
- the grandma pie is my favorite
- Serene Green Inc.
- they sell fish that was caught JUST THAT DAY!! If you go in the later afternoon you might even see some of the later fishermen bring in the fish they just caught. They also have the most beautiful natural flower bouquets.
Outside Sag Harbor
- Classic movie night at Southampton Arts Center
- Make sure the check Dan’s Paper or online they don’t start doing the movies until later on in the season
- Mama’s – actually known as Comfort Farm (it used to be called Mama’s and just this year we realized it’s apparently different for a while now)
- We’ve always gotten our corn here it’s the best in my opinion
- Pierre’s Market – Sagaponack
- Pierre’s Frech restaurant – Bridgehampton
- Scoop Dujour – East Hampton
- the best strawberry ice cream in the area
- they also make fresh waffle cones!
- Sagg Main Beach
- Montalk beach
- Parrish Art Museum – Water Mill
- South Hampton
- such a nice town I love just walking around there window shopping and exploring.
- Mecox Beach – Bridgehampton
- Wades Beach – Shelter Island
- if you go make sure you walk all the way to the end of the beach where you can watch horseshoe crabs, fish, and crabs swimming around