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Main Beach

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Address: Ocean Avenue, East Hampton, NY
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+1 631-324-4150
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00

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want to come back in the summer

We were there randomly this winter, and there was no one around. It was kind of nice it was like we had the entire beach to ourselves for the day. It was very beautiful even if it... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
josh n
Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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108 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were there randomly this winter, and there was no one around. It was kind of nice it was like we had the entire beach to ourselves for the day. It was very beautiful even if it was cold. We are going to plan a trip back for the summer.

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new york
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We basically live at the Main Beach during the summer. We call it our summer home. Parking is easy if you have a sticker. The people who work there are all very nice and have become our friends over the years. It's great with kids because there is a shop for snacks. The deck is a nice place to sit... More 

Thank travelsbest
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

East Hampton's Main Beach is one of the most beautiful in the world. And it boasts some of the world's most beautiful people.

Jerusalem, Israel
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

How lucky can you be to live so close to one of the world's most beautiful beaches - If you have been to the Caribbean or to Hawaii or to the South of France you are lucky, but you don't have to go that far to enjoy one of the world's greatest beaches. it is here on long island in... More 

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long island, ny
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A review of the beach rated #1 in the US several years ago is just that, #1. Yeah they charge for parking, but it is reasonable and the beach is just the best with great lifeguards and food in the pavilion. Come out and enjoy!!!!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was a great experience. Relaxing beach, with good infrastructure, polite visitors, and great weather. We visited both during the day, as well as at night, with a firepit, some wine and a great view. Very restricted which makes this a great place.

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Sag Harbor, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The title is correct and locals know and favor it. Crowded on Summer weekends, but not awful. Nice because it has a snack bar where you can sit & eat overlooking the ocean.

Thank Beachlady11963
east hampton, ny
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

It's great to have friends who work at Main Beach as I usually get to park for free; otherwise, I think it's $25 or $30 for a car for the day. The good news is the ocean is quite close, maybe 150 feet of sand, so getting to the water is not an overnight hike like beaches far to the... More 

Thank frankvespe
Andover, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We are not beach people but since it's fall, we decided to go because we knew we would avoid the crowds. Had read that Main Beach was highly rated by Dr Beach (some PH D guy from FL). One of the highlights of our trip! Simply put, it is the BEST beach I have ever been to! No crowds, miles... More 

Thank nineducks
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a spectacular beach. During the season--Memorial Day to Labor Day ( amend a bit longer on both ends) a parking permit is needed for the parking lot, although on weekdays a per day fee is available. There is a jitney for East Hampton village as well. There is a life guard during the day and during the "season".... More 

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