Westhampton Beach Area
WESTHAMPTON, NY: Westhampton offers a wide range of real estate from luxury summer rentals, large estates, oceanfront homes, oceanfront and bayfront condos to casual beach cottages, bayfront homes with docks on the many miles of waterfront, wooded properties and everything in between.
The Westhampton area is easily accessible by car, train, luxury bus, or aircraft. Route 27A and County Road 31 both traverse the Village of Westhampton. The area is also served by the Francis S. Gabreski Airport, which can accommodate substantial aircraft not permitted to land in any airports to the east, is located just on the edge of the Village of Westhampton Beach.
Its proximity to the ocean and bay beaches, and with many miles of waterfront homes, makes the Westhampton area attractive to water and boating enthusiasts..
The Village of Westhampton Beach is located on the scenic south shore of Long Island approximately 78 miles from midtown Manhattan. Westhampton Beach is considered by many to be the “First Hampton” because it was the first village in the Hamptons to begin renting out rooms. It is also the first Hampton reached when traveling from New York City. Westhampton Beach Village has a vibrant town center only a short distance from its magnificent ocean beaches. Its lively village includes a village square right on Main Street, fine boutiques, restaurants, nightclubs, home furnishing stores, coffee houses, a book store, salons, galleries, and Farmer’s Market in season.
Offering a wide array of night life throughout the year, the Westhampton Playhouse and Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center has become a choice music venue for top recording artists. Local restaurants in the Village include The Patio, Star Boggs, Post Stop Café, Tierra Mar within the Westhampton Bath and Tennis Club on the ocean, fun Mexican food at Funcho’s, and many other dining opportunities.
Dedicated to promoting historical research, the Westhampton Beach Historical Society encourages greater knowledge of Westhampton area history and is dedicated to preserving historical artifacts and structures, including the Tuthill House Museum.
The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce is an excellent resource for activities and events, while the Westhampton Free Library has a very active calendar of events year-round. Also an integral part of the community is the Westhampton Beach School District.
The Westhampton Yacht Squadron is a privately owned sailing and social club on Moriches Bay. The Club bustles with activity during the summer months when the calendar is full with sailing, swimming, and tennis lessons, races, and special events. In the off-season it is a quiet haven, where members congregate on Friday nights for dinner, an Irish coffee, and conversations around a roaring fireplace.