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Jun Back to the Beach on Long Island’s East End

The summer season is here and when planning a weekend getaway, day trip or staycation  you’ll need to decide which beaches to visit. We’ve compiled a list of beaches on both the North and South Forks where you’ll find there isn’t a shortage of fun.

Town Beach, located in Southold, is the most utilized town-owned beach. The beach has lifeguards and beach attendants on duty during the summer. Parking permits must be purchased at the Town Clerk’s Office. 53005 Route 48, Southold – (631)765-2362

In Jamesport, South Jamesport Beach is great for families with  small children because of the shallow water. The beach is equipped with outdoor showers, restrooms, pavilion, and a snack shack (opened during the summer season). There are many other activities to be enjoyed here including basketball, tennis, fishing, plus a playground and picnic area. Off Peconic Bay Blvd, Jamesport – (631) 727-5744

Greenport’s popular beach is, Norman E Kipp Park which is also known as Gull Pond Beach, it overlooks Shelter Island and offers ample parking. The beach comes equipped with a playground, lifeguards, and beach attendants on duty during the summer months. Manhanset Ave., Greenport.


Crescent Beach, which is also known as Sunset Beach, located on the North side of Shelter Island offers fantastic views of Southold and Greenport and is also is the home to restaurants & hotels. Notably Andre Balaz’s Sunset Beach Hotel. You can’t miss the action, it’s where you’ll find the trendy sun worshippers. Also, it’s the perfect place to watch the sunset.

Southampton Village has approximately seven miles of extraordinary oceanfront with eleven individual beaches. Permits for the beaches can be obtained from the Village Clerk’s office. All beaches, except for Coopers Beach, are unregulated and lack lifeguard supervision. Coopers Beach, has a concession stand, chair rentals for $10.00 and umbrella rentals for $15.00 each per day, bathrooms, and fresh water showers. Daily parking permit $40.00 per car per day.

Looking for a tranquil beach in East Hampton? Relax at Egypt Beach. The quiet beach is undeveloped, but is great for peaceful relaxation. There aren’t lifeguards on duty, beach attendants or restrooms. 55 Old Beach Lane

If you want to be where everyone else is, then head over to Main Beach, Georgica Beach, and Two Mile Hollow Beach. All three beaches have lifeguards on duty and restrooms, however, only Main Beach has a snack bar.

In Montauk, you have to experience Kirk Park Beach. The popular ocean beach  is located at the eastern end of town. This beach is often referred to as Umbrella Beach or IGA Beach because it is located near the Montauk IGA grocery store. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer season from 10am – 5pm. EH Town beach parking lot (EH Town permit required). No overnight camping allowed. 4×4 beach driving by EH Town permit only. Public restrooms located in parking lot.

Regardless of which beach you decide to visit during your time on the East End, we are sure you’re going to have a wonderful experience. To make Holiday Inn Express your launching point for your beach adventures call us at (631) 548-1000 for pricing and room availability.