Have you always wondered how New Yorkers spend their holidays? Have you ever wanted to see the famous Hamptons which are featured in numerous movies and shows as the best paradise in northeastern America? If so, then make sure to visit Hampton Bays, a wonderful and breathtaking spot near Southampton in New York State. Interestingly, this beautiful hamlet of Southhampton was settled in 1740 and soon after it became a beloved spot for vacations and permanent living. As the legend goes, the area was so popular that a wealthy person handed out blankets which were infected with smallpox to be able to buy the lands from the widows and the orphans of the deceased just to be able to purchase all the land and property. Ever since, Southampton has been a beloved area to spend some recreational time with gorgeous white sands and some of the most amazing sunsets in the world. Do not hesitate to visit Hampton Bays and enjoy a holiday the way New Yorkers do.
Get ready for a wonderful vacation at Hampton Bays where beach fun and exciting landmarks await visitors. Hampton Bays has multiple beautiful beaches so you can easily pick between them to find your favorite. Visit Cooper’s Bay where you can not only relax on the beach to soak in the sunshine but also go on boat tours or do a little fishing. The beach also has a lovely cafe where you can have a nice cold drink or get something quick for lunch. Moreover, the Meschutt Beach is great spot to enjoy both the beach and the nature as well. The beach has a great area called the Shinnecock Hills where you can enjoy an easy hike for views down to the Shinnecock Marina. This is also a perfect place for children to play because there are shallow waters and great playgrounds. Furthermore, if you are interested in sea life and want to see all the sea creatures who live in the nearby waters, check out the Long Island Aquarium which has over 100 different aquarium exhibits. Visit the sharks, penguins, sea lions and numerous types of fish who live in this gigantic aquarium. If you are really adventurous you can get into a cage to dive in with the sharks! If you just want to explore the history and the heritage of the town after spending all day on the beach or swimming with sharks, check out the Shinnecock Museum and Cultural Center which focuses on local art and Native American history. Lastly, Hampton Bays is known for its great selection of golf courses, so golf enthusiasts around the world should definitely add this spot to their itinerary.
The best area to stay in Hampton Bays is around Mariners Cove or Cormorant Point where restaurants, bars, cafes, stores, and many shops are super close and you can also have gorgeous beach views. Vacation rentals in Hampton Bay are very popular so do not worry about finding the perfect vacation home for your holiday. Rentals homes can be found all over the town so simply look up all the listings and choose the areas you prefer. Rentals in Hampton Bays feature full kitchens, large dining areas, multiple bathrooms, and many of them boast often pet-friendly amenities.
The best time to visit Hampton Bays is during the summer when there is the least amount of rain. The temperature hovers around 70 to 80 degrees in between June and August which is perfect for sprawling on the beach or relaxing on a cafe patio. The rest of the year is pretty cold, and after September the weather quickly drops below 50 degrees. It's important to keep in mind that since this is a beach area the ocean breeze can make the air both chilly and humid.