Beachfront Hotels in the Hamptons

by Allison Westbrook
The Hamptons occupy the far eastern end of Long Island.

The Hamptons occupy the far eastern end of Long Island.

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The Hamptons are a collection of towns on the eastern end of Long Island. Often touted as "the place where New Yorkers play," the Hamptons offer guests beach access and numerous outdoor activities, especially during the warm months of the year. Though the Hamptons are best known for their multimillion-dollar homes, staying in accommodations ranging from small inns to resorts gives travelers many opportunities to enjoy the area's beauty and its many attracitons.

Central Hamptons

Located in the middle of the Hamptons, the Sag Harbor Inn in Sag Harbor is within walking distance of a variety of recreation and sightseeing opportunities. Biking, hiking, golfing and fishing keep the outdoor enthusiast entertained, while area wineries, art galleries and museums offer indoor activities. Inside the hotel, guests are treated to complimentary in-room breakfast each morning, as well as guestrooms that overlook the harbor. Special rate packages are available for travelers with specific interests such as shopping and wine tasting, as well as various forms of entertainment.

Bed and Breakfast

Hamptons visitors who want a quiet getaway can opt for accommodations at Eastport's Seatuck Cove House, a Long Island bed and breakfast that offers views of Moriches Bay and Seatuck Cove. Its waterfront location affords easy access to sunbathing, boating, water skiing and windsurfing, and the inn also has a heated swimming pool and a tennis court. Most rooms have Jacuzzi tubs, and a three-course breakfast is served every morning for no additional charge.


For a resort-like experience in the Hamptons, Gurney's Inn Resort encourages guests to relax and unwind with its expansive views and many amenities. All rooms at Gurney's Inn overlook the ocean; rooms are decorated in subtle colors and have contemporary furnishings. The property is home to the Seawater Spa, providing a full menu of spa and salon services including massages, facials and skin treatments. The resort also offers myriad international food selections, including gourmet European cuisine at the Sea Grille.


The Montauk Yacht Club opened in 1929 on a private marina in the Hamptons. Since then, it has become a family-friendly destination with activities for all ages and interests. The club's many leisure options include private charter cruises, three swimming pools, volleyball, yoga classes and surfing clinics. Children can let loose in the arcade and on the playground, and adults can indulge in spa treatments or fishing excursions. The property houses three restaurants, each serving the freshest sea catches. Rooms and suites at the Montauk Yacht Club feature nautical themes as well as many modern amenities, including MP3 player dock, single-cup coffee brewer and large flat-screen television. Water-view rooms are available upon request.

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