Amagansett

Amagansett derives its name from the Montaukett name for "place of good water" from a water source near what today is Indian Wells beach.

Welcome to Amagansett

Background

Amagansett derives its name from the Montaukett name for "place of good water" from a water source near what today is Indian Wells beach. At the end of the last ice age, Amagansett stood at the eastern tip of Long Island. At that time, Montauk was an island on its own in the Atlantic. In the intervening several thousand years, ocean currents, or littoral drift, filled in space with sand. This area is now known as Napeague. Amagansett is a special area in the Hamptons.  The pace is a little slower.  Tree lined streets and decidedly beachy vibe, Amagansett can best be described in my mind as causal elegance.

Fun Fact:

In 1942 there was a failed Nazi attack on the United States staged in Amagansett at the ocean.  Four German spies were dropped off from a submarine on Atlantic Avenue beach where they made their way to the village's Long Island Rail Road station and boarded a train for New York.

A Coast Guardsman assigned to watch the beach noticed the suspicious strangers on the beach and notified the police and the FBI. This sparked a national manhunt and thwarted their espionage plans.

Things to do:

Beaches

  • Indian Wells Beach - Iconic.  Surrounded by the Sheppard Dune Preserve this has a very natural look and feel.  Bathrooms available but no food stand.
  • Atlantic Beach - With plenty of parking  (paid during the week is allowed), there are bathrooms and great beach snack shack.   Look out for whales!
  • Napeague - Limited parking for residents, parking on 27 is allowed but keep tires off the road surface.  No lifeguards or amenities.
  • Fresh Pond - A beautiful bay beach.  Perfect for kids.

Restaurants
 

  • Wolffer Kitchen- Great Food, great location.  Support the local wineries!
  • Lobster Roll (Lunch)- Iconic roadside lobster rolls and more
  • Coche Comedor- Upscale Mexican food and drinks
  • La Fondita- Classic after the beach casual and to go Mexican food
  • Clam Bar- Road side lobster and clam rolls
  • Hampton Chutney- interesting sandwiches to go 
  • Zakura – Japanese sushi bar and restaurant
  • Morty’s Oyster Stand- Upscale oysters and cocktails on the stretch
  • Rosie’s- Fun casual eatery
  • Main Street Tavern- Burgers, beers and more 
  • BEST Pizza- That’s the name!  Brick oven on the stretch

Groceries

  • Cirillos Market- largest grocery store in AMG
  • Amber Waves Market- Organic fruits and vegetables and local specialties
  • LA FE Deli- Spanish deli opens early!
  • Brents- Deli and small grocery-great fried chicken

Random

  • Multi Aquaculture Systems-This one is tough to describe… Fish Farm, seafood market, eat in seafood shack and to go.  
  • Lazy Point- Eclectic beach neighborhood.  Watch the kite surfer’s soar
  • Promised Land Park- Beautiful trails leading to a private bay beach overlooking the bay
  • East Hampton Marine Museum- quick and fun
  • Amagansett US Life Saving Station- A classic building with some great life saving artifacts and stories
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