The Hamptons

The Hamptons, also called the “East End” of Long Island, are a group of villages and hamlets in the towns of Southampton and East Hampton, which form the South Fork of Long Island, New York. The area is a popular summer destination for affluent New Yorkers but also attracts visitors from further afield. Thousands escape the hot city each summer to Southampton and East Hampton and their many hamlets and villages, including Sag Harbor, Water Mill, and Bridgehampton. The area has miles of museums, quirky antique shops, and placid bays that are perfect for beach-combing.

Historically, the area has been devoted to agriculture and fishing. Many farms are still in operation in the area and there are three commercial vineyards operating in The Hamptons.

DINING, BARS AND NIGHTLIFE

East Hampton is home to high-end restaurants, bars and designer boutiques and eating out is, of course, part of the Hamptons experience. However, in the peak seasons, restaurants do get booked up quite early so it is always advisable to book in advance. For those looking for something a little more casual, the area can also offer an array of superb takeaways, delis and food markets.

Westhampton 2 Bedroom Home

Westhampton 2 Bedroom Home

Westhampton 2 Bedroom Home, The Hamptons

If you are looking for an intimate luxury holiday in The Hampton's then look no further - This Westhampton 2 Bedroom Home is located in a prime beachfront location. This newly cons...

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Maximum Guests: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Location: Westhampton
From £2,535per night
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Westhampton 7 Bedroom Home

Westhampton 7 Bedroom Home

Westhampton 7 Bedroom Home, The Hamptons

Westhampton 7 Bedroom Home is a spectacular waterfront home for rent in the picturesque village of Westhampton Beach and is the perfect place for a tranquil retreat or even for wed...

  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Maximum Guests: 25
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Location: Westhampton
From £3,380per night
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GETTING THERE

The Hamptons is only 90 minutes from New York so you may want to combine a city stay with a beach holiday. There are a number of airlines that fly directly and daily from major airports in the UK to JFK and Newark.

Language: English
Flying time: 7 hours 30 minutes
Long Island Size: 1401 square miles
Time difference from UK: - 5 hours in summer / - 6 hours in summer
Currency: US Dollars
Voltage: 220 volts
Driving: Right hand side of the road.
Airport: JFK or Newark
Entry Requirements: British citizens require an electronic visa ESTA to enter or travel through the USA. These cost around $14 and must be bought online in advance with a credit card; MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover (JCB, Diners Club) are accepted
Drink the water: Yes, the water is safe to drink
Health and Safety: No inoculations are needed to travel to USA

The Hamptons is similar to the UK and has four distinct seasons, at around roughly the same time of year. Sometimes the seasons are more pronounced with summers sometimes hotter and more humid and the winters colder and more susceptible to snow.