Welcome to Hampton Bays
Year-round living in the Hamptons’ fishing hub.
While the vast majority of towns in the Hamptons operate seasonally, Hampton Bays is among the few exceptions. This desirable coastal town is a year-round community home to highly rated schools, plenty of shopping and dining, and an abundance of outdoor activities and water recreation.
Above and beyond anything else, Hampton Bays is known for its fishing, both commercial and recreational. This should come as no surprise, as the town is surrounded by bodies of water. Its main beaches sit on both the Atlantic Ocean and Shinnecock Bay. On the opposite side of town, Hampton Bays is situated on the Peconic Bay where fishers can catch a diverse collection of fish.
Compared to surrounding towns, homes in Hampton Bays are a bargain. The median home sale price currently sits at $837,000. The majority of the homes in this area range from 2-4 bedrooms, the perfect size for a first or second home.
What to Love
- One of the Hamptons’ only year-round communities
- Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Shinnecock Bay, Peconic Bay — making it a perfect spot for fishing
- Great schools and ample shopping, dining, and things to do
People & Lifestyle
Life in Hampton Bays feels quite different from surrounding parts of the Hamptons. It is larger, more commercial, and suited for those who intend to live in town year-round. It is busier than its more quaint neighboring towns and is an all-encompassing spot for those who need quick access to shopping, dining, schools, and other services.
Because of its characteristics, many families choose to live in Hampton Bays. Commercial fishers also reside in town. The community is ideal for those who love coastal living and easy access to the beach.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
One of the many advantages of Hampton Bays is its wide selection of entertainment, shopping, and restaurants. Residents can enjoy locally owned establishments as well as favorite nationwide chains.
Ready to eat? Hampton Bays has plenty of restaurants to choose from. Local favorites include Canal Cafe, Oaklands, Cowfish, and Rumba — a waterfront restaurant on Shinnecock Bay that features island cuisine and a rum bar.
Things to Do
Thanks to its unique location — and commitment to providing residents with a year-round community — there is never a shortage of things to do in Hampton Bays.
One of the more popular annual events in town is the San Gennaro Festival, a street carnival held in October that features something for the whole family. Many local restaurants get involved in the fun as well, selling food along the back of main street. Also, starting every May, locals can shop at the Good Ground Farmers Market every Thursday afternoon.
Additionally, Hampton Bays features an impressive selection of water-related activities. If the beach is your go-to summertime activity, be sure to visit Meschutt Beach (located on the Peconic Bay) or Ponquogue Beach (situated on the Atlantic Ocean). You can also take in the sights at one of the area’s top parks, including Good Ground Park.
Hampton Bays is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: