We're surrounded by water so naturally the Hamptons are a great place to fish. Try your luck with surfcasting for strippers or blue fish on a local beach. Or, if you're feeling more adventurous, charter a boat and head out for big game like tuna and shark.
OPTIONS: SHINNECOCK DOCKS / PONQUOGUE BEACH / STAR ISLAND
Some of the best surfing on the east coast happens in the Hamptons and Montauk. Select from beach breaks with sand bottoms, jetties, and point breaks over rocky reefs. If you're a beginner and would like help, there are instructors and surf camps nearby. Ask us for details.
OPTIONS: COOPERS BEACH / PONQUOGUE BEACH / DITCH PLAINS
The enchanting landscape of the east end provides the perfect terraine for spectacular golf courses — private and public. What's more, there are driving ranges and pros available to help you work on your game. If you like to spend time on the links, staying with us makes perfect sense.
OPTIONS: INDIAN ISLAND / POXABOGUE / MONTAUK DOWNS
›BOATING & SAILING
Head in any direction and it won't be long before you hit water. So it makes sense that boatiing and sailing are a big part of Hamptons' culture. If you're interested, there are a number of charters you can join. Or rent a boat at a nearby marina and head out on your own.
OPTIONS: SAILHAMPTONS / SPELLMANS MARINE / STRONGS MARINE
The Hamptons and North Fork are dotted with nature preserves and parks that are ideal for hiking. Many have marked, well mainstained trails and a diverse mix of landscapes and animal species to enjoy. Some paths spill out onto deserted beachs that make the effort more rewarding.
OPTIONS: MORTON NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE / TUCKAHOE WOODS PRESERVE / HUBBARD COUNTY PARK
Some of the same wooded trails people hike are also ideal for mountain biking. Bombing down single track with pine trees flying by is always an adrenaline rush. If something more calming is your thing, crusing around nearby historic streets lined with stunning homes is fun too. Bring your own or rent from a bike shop.
OPTIONS: ROTATIONS / LOCAL BIKE SHOP / KAHANH SPORTS
Tennis is very popular in the area. However, while many homes have courts, and there are several tennis clubs, public facilities are a little limited. You could find an opening on a local high school court or reserve time at a nearby facility with programs and lessons.
OPTIONS: RED CREEK PARK / SPORTIME / SAG HARBOR PARK
Paddle boarding is a great workout and an awesome way to explore the local shoreline. Many local surf shops offer paddle boards for rent, or provide group lessons and tours. If you have your own gear, there are plenty of places to launch near The Hampton Maid.
OPTIONS: ADVENTURE PADDLEBOARDS / P&L WATERSPORTS
Southampton Village is teaming with elegant shops for fashion, home, beauty, antiques, and dining. While nearby Tanger Outlets offers dozens of top brands at discount. Plus, our own gift shop carries vacation must-haves and keepsakes.
OPTIONS: SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE / TANGER OUTLETS / SAG HARBOR
Shinnecock Bay and Peconic Bay are mostly calm and great for swimmng. If you want a little more action a trip to a nearby ocean beach is the way to go. Of course, many of our guests love our pool and the ease of ordering a snack or drinks from our bar.
OPTIONS: MESCHUTT BEACH / PONQUOGUE BEACH / COOPERS BEACH