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A summertime favourite among New Yorkers eager to trade the NY city buzz for something a little more tranquil, the charming coastal towns, villages, and beaches of the Hamptons offer more than their fair share of stunning seascapes.
Nestled along Long Island's South Fork, this idyllic seaside community becomes even more enchanting in the early hours of the evening, when its long, sweeping stretches of sandy bays become bathed in the golden glow of sunset.
Whether you're looking for a romantic nook or a place to take in the natural beauty of the area with friends and family, here are seven of the best spots where you can enjoy the most breathtaking sunsets in the Hamptons.
It’s hard to resist dipping your toes right into the gently lapping shores of Fort Pond Bay, a peaceful stretch of coast less than a mile from the centre of Montauk. Head down just before sunset and you’re sure to find yourselves a quiet spot to sit and enjoy the fiery display as there’s never any need to compete for space here. After soaking up the views, it’s just a quick five-minute drive to the village’s many popular eateries and bars - most of which are set around the plaza.
Renowned for its pristine waters, Ponoquogue Beach in Hampton Bays draws all kinds of crowds to its spectacular shores. On a typical day, you’ll see swimmers and surfers bobbing about and taking on the salty waves of the Atlantic Ocean, while dog walkers and sunbathers look on from golden, silky-soft sands - separated from Southampton Beach by just a small inlet. Those in search of the perfect sunset will not be disappointed by Ponoquogue's nightly display. Aglow with fiery orange hues, the sky transforms into a breathtaking spectacle every evening.
Backed by tall dunes and sea grasses, Napeague Beach is a sheltered sandy expanse stretching over a mile long in East Hampton. If you’re in search of the best place for mesmerising sunsets without having to share them with anyone else, then this is it. A much quieter alternative to some of the Hampton’s better-known beaches, this peaceful spot is part of the larger Napeague State Park, a wild, green space renowned for its bird conservation.
Despite it only being less than two hours from Manhattan, the quaint village of Quogue feels worlds away from the busy streets of New York City. Down on the coast is the lovely Quogue Village Beach, renowned for its whale sightings, beautifully-clear night skies, and of course, its excellent positioning for prime sunset viewing. Carry on east along Dune Road, and you’ll find the Dockers Waterside Marina & Restaurant - an upscale eatery offering a sophisticated take on classic surf and turf dishes.
Of all the places to visit in the Hamptons, make sure you spend some time on the soft sands of Foster Memorial Beach in Sag Harbour. With awe-inspiring views across Noyack Bay, the sunsets from here are truly something special. If you arrive a little earlier, there’s always the option to take a dip in the water, too - it’s a great deal warmer than the Atlantic Ocean, especially in the summer months.
A scenic spot for family walks, the boardwalk along East Quogue Marine Park looks out across the calm waters of Shinnecock Bay. After snapping a good photo or two of the glowing sun as makes its descent behind the rippling tides of the Atlantic Ocean, take a wander back up to the centre of town for an evening of good food and great company in one of the local eateries.
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