Welcome to Amagansett
A perfect blend of sophistication and low-key atmosphere.
Situated toward the eastern side of Long Island, Amagansett is a hip yet low-key beach town for surfers, beach bums, and those longing for a sense of community in The Hamptons. Although Main Street is home to many locally-owned boutiques and restaurants, two luxurious members-only golf clubs, day spas, and beachfront resorts bring opulence and luxury to this peaceful stretch of sandy shore. With New York City being a short drive away, it’s an ideal spot for city dwellers to retreat to during the warmer summer months and enjoy expansive homes adorned with quintessential, coastal details.
Amagansett was settled by English and Dutch colonists in the late 1600s. Many original structures from the 19th and 20th centuries can still be found in town and along the beach today. In modern times, Amagansett is a haven for those in search of laid-back days enjoyed on The Hamptons’ endless beaches where solitude and peace of mind are easy to find.
What to Love
- Sophisticated yet low-key, luxurious yet understated
- A beachy, surfer’s paradise
- Cozy cafes, casual restaurants, and upscale eateries
- Golf clubs, a music club, and the beach make for endless entertainment
With a native name meaning “place of good water,” Amagansett is a quintessential northeastern beach town with a well-known Main Street district. In addition to shopping, restaurants, music clubs, and golf courses, the community boasts a few old-fashioned pleasures reminiscent of simpler times. Some of the community's more timeless amenities include the beach, seaside sand dunes, and friendly neighbors, with a few famous visitors sometimes seen strolling the streets looking for the same peace of mind. Despite these rustic surroundings, Amagansett boasts uber-luxe residential enclaves both on and off the beach. Devon Colony is home to some of the most private residences in the area, situated on oversized lots and well-removed from Montauk’s summer party scene.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
A slower pace of life may be enjoyed in Amagansett, but locals need not sacrifice all aspects of the high life. One of The Hampton’s best-kept secrets perfectly balances relaxation with luxury in all the right places.
Main Street Tavern, situated in the heart of town is a quintessential, wood-accented space where locals can be seen at the bar catching the game or enjoying a meal on picnic tables outside. A traditional northeastern pub menu consists of favorites like wings, lobster rolls, steak sandwiches, and other weekly specials. The best local seafood and seasonal ingredients are featured at il Buco al Mare. Woodfired pizzas, clams, immaculately flavored shrimp, and other southern European creations are enjoyed in a rustic, airy space under soaring ceilings and in good company. Coche Comedor brings south-of-the-border flavors to Long Island through their refined plates of mini tuna tacos, carnitas, and braised short ribs, all of which pair well with one of their colorful margaritas from a lengthy drink menu.
Wölffer Kitchen, owned by the local Wölffer Estate Vineyard, is one of the more upscale dining options in the community. An impressive wine menu features dozens of wines created right on Long Island, paired with elegant plates of pan-roasted scallops, crab tacos, tuna tartare, and a fluffy coconut cake, all perfect for enjoying on a breezy summer evening.
Jack's Coffee started as New York City's first coffee house to exclusively serve ethically sourced organic, shade-grown coffee. Jack’s helped to pioneer the crop-to-cup movement by working directly with the farmers and purveyors that grow the coffee Jack's proudly serves.
Things To Do
Amagansett boasts a luxurious shopping scene, in addition to its plentiful dining options. French Presse, situated on Main Street, is a one-stop-shop to find luxurious linens and other specialty items designed to truly elevate any space in your home. From bedding basics to organic Mediterranean towels, to throw pillows and candles, there is always something decadent waiting to be taken home. Luxurious loungewear is the specialty of Suzie Kondi. This brand pays homage to the velour tracksuits and yoga pants of yesteryear, by offering a higher quality product in a variety of trendy, yet comfortable, fabrics, colors, and cuts. Tiina the Store is one of Amagansett’s favorite boutiques, featuring cashmere sweaters, linen dresses, and fashionable summer sandals, situated in a converted house boasting a simplistic, chic showroom. After spending the day relishing in some retail therapy, many locals enjoy a cold drink and live music at The Stephen Talkhouse. An old-timey house has been converted into a cozy live music venue where both local artists and nationally known names can be seen performing throughout the year. Appearing as a regular dive bar at first glimpse, The Stephen Talkhouse is adored by longtime locals for being the live music club on Long Island for decades.