10 Things to Do in Southampton That You Shouldn't Miss

March 3, 2018 Deane Carmody

Southampton, New York, on the east end of Long Island, shines in the summer. Sandy beaches and celebrities make this the place to be. The rest of the year, enjoy the museums, luxury shopping and fine dining. Visit farms and wineries nearby.
Restaurants in Southampton

1. Ponquogue Beach

Dune Rd., over Ponquogue Bridge, Hampton Bays, Southampton, NY 11946 +1 631-283-6011
Excellent
79%
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17%
Satisfactory
2%
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4.5 based on 117 reviews

Ponquogue Beach

Reviewed By stringali - Hampton Bays, New York

Ppnquogue beach is such a beautiful beach that is open ask year round. Access is free during the off season (after labor day and before memorial day) you will need a pass to enter during the peak months. Passes are available at the booth or at the town, discount to residents of Southampton.

The sand is very clean and offers much space to place a blanket and hang out with friends or family. Life guards are on duty during the summer months until 5pm. They also offer concessions and restrooms too.

It's a beautiful place and a nice ride and view from the ponquogue bridge.

2. Parrish Art Museum

279 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976-2639 +1 631-283-2118
Excellent
56%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 111 reviews

Parrish Art Museum

Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island's East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, the presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.

Reviewed By TorontoMusicman - Toronto

This museum is built to look like a barn. It is bright and well laid out inside.
When we visited the museum had a Clifford Ross exhibit showing waves on giants LED screen as well as in print. The LED is different than any other art exhibit I have seen and it was fascinating.
They also had a second exhibit "From Lens to Eye to Hand" which are paintings from a photograph. The details on some are incredible.

3. New Vine Wine Tours

Mattituck, NY 11952
Excellent
97%
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5 based on 78 reviews

New Vine Wine Tours

We are a full service tour company on the beautiful North Fork of Long Island. We can do everything from picking you up, taking you to the wineries, making your reservations with tastings included, and catering your lunch.

Reviewed By Brianne S

Such a smooth easy going experience! Wine tour was great, communication with Dana was great from day 1- from pricing to picking the vineyards. Our driver Mike was just the best and everyone had such a great time. Highly recommended. (and the price was great...MoreThanks Brianne, it was my pleasure to help you plan your day. I'm glad everyone had a great time and look forward to hearing from you in the future! Dana

4. Duck Walk Vineyards

231 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976-2639
Excellent
36%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
7%
Terrible
10%
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3.5 based on 88 reviews

Duck Walk Vineyards

Duck Walk Vineyards encompasses 140 scenic acres. We produce some 35,000 cases of wine a year, and our wines have been repeatedly recognized for excellence in national competitions. From our Vidal Ice Wine made with grapes actually frozen on the vine, to our Blueberry Port crafted from wild Maine blueberries, to our unique Pinot Meunier, we strive to create wines that are distinctive and exceptional. But at heart we are still a family with a personal touch in every aspect of our business.

Reviewed By Kelz812 - Jersey City, New Jersey

Spent a very cold afternoon here. It wasn't to busy when we arrived the staff was awesome. Explained everything we drank, kept it fun and light. Even got a bonus sample. We ended up buying 4 bottles. We really enjoyed ourselves here and hope to...MoreThank you for the review. We're glad you had a good time and hope you enjoy the wine. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Melissa

5. Cooper's Beach

268 Meadow Ln, Southampton, NY 11968-4600
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 292 reviews

Cooper's Beach

Scenic beach stretches 500 feet along the Atlantic shoreline offering a view of historic mansions in the distance.

Reviewed By PhotoScott - Scottsdale, Arizona

Loved the beach!!! Only 4 people as far as we could see up and down the Beach!!! Off season (not summer) no permit needed to park. To drive 4 wheel drive on beach a permit is required all year. The beach is our happy place and this did not disappoint!! Loves the glittery smooth sea rocks washed ashore.

6. Meschutt Beach

Old North Hwy, Hampton Bays, Southampton, NY
Excellent
52%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
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4 based on 62 reviews

Meschutt Beach

Reviewed By Allen S - Hampton Bays, New York

The sand is clean, the water is warm, and calm. Great beach for young families. The concession stand is one of the Beach Hut chain of concessions. It features a nice pub style menu with seafood and other grilled and fried favorites. it also, has a full service Bar serving your favorite adult beverages. Typically they have a live band in the evenings from approx. 4pm to 10pm The only drawback is that the drink prices are rather high and they do not accept any credit cards, Cash Only! So be prepared.

7. Hank's Pumpkintown

240 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976-2602 +1 631-726-4667
Excellent
64%
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36%
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Hank's Pumpkintown

Reviewed By 860SusanB860 - Rockwall, Texas

We were actually visiting the week before Pumpkintown opened, but you could see exactly what this place is all about! There were huge fields on each side of the building loaded with bright, orange pumpkins - almost ready for picking! There were dozens of playground contraptions, corn fields and apple orchards that look like tons of fun for families and children. I bet this is a great place in the Fall!

8. House of Wellness

4 Springville Rd, behind Siefert Eye Associate, Hampton Bays, Southampton, NY 11946-2290 +1 631-566-8816
Excellent
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5 based on 35 reviews

House of Wellness

Wellness classes 7 days/week. All different levels and ages. Wonderful community of people. True love. Retreats near and far. Massage therapy, reiki, meditation, community, acupuncture, yoga therapy, and more!

Reviewed By Josie M - Nottingham, United Kingdom

We recently visited Kara's yoga house for the first time and received over an hour of both mentally and physically relaxing yoga. Kara is fun, friendly and talented in her approach to teaching, coaching a wide range of abilities in one class. I've never practised...MoreThank you so much for your review! So happy we were your first yoga experience! May you have many many many more! xo

9. Southampton Historical Museum

17 Meeting House Ln, Southampton, NY 11968-4911 +1 631-283-2494
Excellent
53%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
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3%
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Southampton Historical Museum

The Rogers Mansion Museum Complex has 12 historic buildigns that tell the story of Southampton's development in the 19th century. The Greek-revival Rogers Mansion was built in 1843 by whaling captain Albert Rogers. The one-acre property also has a carpenters shop, blacksmith shop, dry good store, paint shop, one-room schoolhouse and two barns. The complex was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012 as a unique campus of buildings, one of only two on Long Island. This is the perfect place for people of all ages to spend a pleasant afternoon.

Reviewed By Sandra P - Hilton Head, South Carolina

Found this by accident and went in to look at a very interesting political exhibit.
Later that same night, we went back to see a film on Saving Elephants. Very well down..
The side yard has many busts of the Roman Caesars. Since I
Like Roman history, I enjoyed walking through the area. It was a pleasant surprise...

10. Adventure Paddleboards

32 Lighthouse Rd, Hampton Bays, Southampton, NY 11946-3222
Excellent
95%
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5%
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5 based on 17 reviews

Adventure Paddleboards

Stand up Paddleboard Lessons,Rentals, Paddle Board Yoga/Fitness on the east End of long Island. Located on Shinnecock Bay in Hampton Bays NY, at The Inn Spot on the Bay, a beautiful hamptons Inn and Restaurant. Gourmet Food Truck open for lunch all summer, fresh squeezed juices and Live Music every Wednesday nights 6-10pm 6/18-9/10-2014 Check our website for more info!

Reviewed By Frank B - Bay Shore, New York

This is a nice business in a wonderful location. Fantastic communication to and from the entire staff! The equipment is in great shape and the location where you go is wide open. Very well run organization that I will certainly use again. Try it, you’ll like it!

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