Water Mill

The hamlet of Water Mill sits squarely between Southampton village and Bridgehampton. It is one of the most desired areas due to its central location, beautiful ocean beaches and unique mix of agricultural, waterfront and woodlands.

Welcome to Water Mill

The hamlet of Water Mill sits squarely between Southampton village and Bridgehampton. It is a lovely mix of sixteenth-century windmills, pristine beaches, farms and gorgeous homes. There is surprisingly a lot to do in this section of the Hamptons and all of it is good!


In 1644, England gave Edward Howell 40 acres of land near the new settlement of Southampton to build a mill for settlers to grind their grain into meal. It became a landmark, and people began referring to other settlements that popped up as "east or west of the watermill." By the 1800s, the area was known as Water Mills and was later changed to Water Mill. Howell's Water Mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Today, the hamlet boasts its status as the only settlement on the South Fork of Long Island with both a functioning watermill and windmill.

Things to do:

Beaches The stretch of beach has a variety of named areas, but they all protect Mecox Bay. This beautiful estuary is a brackish pond that is a breeding ground for all kinds of marine life. In the evening locals can be seen with flashlights and nets hunting crabs!

From West to East

Flying Point Beach On the border of Southampton, plenty of parking and facilities for beachgoers.

W. Scott Cameron Beach On the Eastern side of the ‘cut’, this is a very casual spot. Bring a firepit in the evening!

Mecox Beach Jobs Lane meets Dune Road!

Ocean Road Beach Take Ocean Road to the water!


Kissaki Sushi - Traditional Japanese sushi bar and restaurant with a beautiful outdoor space.

Bistro Ete - Self-described Coastal French cuisine. There is a wide-ranging menu including Raclette, Cacio e Pepe, Spanish Octopus and Truffle Spaetzle.

Family Fun

The Parrish Art Museum - Beautiful and iconic. Always something new.  Fun and interesting events throughout the year. 

Milk Pail - One of the best farmers' markets. Bring your kids in the fall for apple picking.

Duck Walk Vineyards- Fun tasting room in beautiful surroundings.

Hanks Pumpkin Stand - Great for the kiddos. In the fall they have the biggest pumpkins I have ever seen.

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