The Hamptons is the iconic destination for New Yorkers wanting to escape the city. Whether you want to lay out on the beach or party with celebrities, spending at least a weekend in the Hamptons is a great getaway from the bustle of Manhattan!
Paddle8 will be spending lots of time this summer in the Hamptons and we wanted to share a few of our Hamptons favorites.
The Hamptons is full of beautiful beaches and we recommend talking a stroll on Georgica Beach to enjoy the 300-foot stretch of sand. Surrounded by celebrity houses such as Martha Stewart’s and Steven Spielberg’s, the beach is clean and quiet. There are no concessions or restaurants here, so be sure to pack a picnic!
For those wanting to experience the celebrity scene, Paddle8 recommends heading to Main Beach. With good surfing and sand dunes, this beach has a great seen-and-be-seen atmosphere – don’t miss the incredible fourth of July fireworks!
You can’t visit East Hampton without trying one of the famous waterfront restaurants. The yacht-club themed eatery East Hampton Point offers breathtaking views of the three mile harbor with fresh caught fish and a delicious raw bar.
A must-see during the summer months is the Pollock-Krasner House and Studio. We suggest taking the house tour where Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock once lived with his wife Lee Krasner. In addition to the farm house, you can visit Pollock’s studio in the barn! For more information, click here.
Jackson Pollock is also the theme for the 2012 ArtHampton international art fair opening July 13th and running until July 15th in Bridgehampton, New York. To celebrate Jackson Pollock’s centennial birthday, the lobby will be decorated with photos, memorabilia and maybe even some of Pollock’s paintings.
The Hamptons offers many events for art enthusiasts and another exciting one is the Big Bang: The 19th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit. Watermill is a place for young and emerging artists to work, learn and create. The Summer Benefit will take place on July 28th at the Watermill Center in Water Mill, New York and will include a tribute to the late artist Mike Kelley. For ticket and event information, visit Watermill here.
We hope to see you in the Hamptons this summer!