Published: December, 2017
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Sag Harbor-Hamptons, New York

We love going paddle boarding as a family on the bay in Sag Harbor.
— Blythe Harris
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  • Trip type: Family, Beach
  • Ideal length of trip: 5 DAYS

to & from

Fly into JFK and take the jitney, or Take the jitney from Manhattan. Rent a car (you likely will want one) at airport and head to the beach.

Where to Stay

  • Barons Cove (Summer)- On the water with a pool, great bar and outdoor dining.
  • The American (Winter) - Historic old hotel with a charming wood paneled bar.

Where to Eat and Drink

  • The Beacon- right on the water, perfect for an adults night. Ask the bartender, Matty, for a Ruby Margarita.
  • Murfs in Sag Harbor is a not-to-be-missed dive bar staple.
  • Crows Nest In Montauk is a private beach on the bay where kids can explore while you wait for food.
  • Town Line in Wainscott is perfect for kids and a casual night out.
  • La Fondita in Amagansett has the best Mexican food. Try the tacos and the tostadas for lunch and let the kids run around the little lawn.
  • We also love to take out lobster rolls from Fish Market in Sag Harbor and take them to Cameron Beach for a picnic.
  • Sunset Beach on Shelter Island for cocktails and casual dinner-kids can play on the beach.
  • Cavianolas in Sag Harbor- great takeaway salads and sandwiches.
  • Bhudda Berry frozen yogurt shop in Sag Harbor is a crowd pleaser.

What to Do

  • CMEE (Children's Museum of the East End) is a great resource-especially for an occasional rainy day.
  • We love going paddle boarding as a family on the bay in Sag Harbor.
  • The Whaling Museum in Sag Harbor
  • The John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor is really special, worth a visit.

inside scoop

  • Cameron beach is the BEST beach!
  • You need a parking pass to park at most beaches.

skip it

East Hampton is too crowded in August-skip it and go to Montauk, Amagansett or Sag Harbor instead.


For a crash course on where to eat, drink and be merry in Sag Harbor, check out OG mega-contributor, Sabrina’a guide to this lovely town.

Sag Harbor-Hamptons, New York - Suggestions from the Oliver Community

  • Courtney Leary Says

    Visited recently (June) for the first time. Baron’s Cove was a perfect location and the food and drinks at the restaurant were great. Definitely recommend having a car — it made it possible to visit all of the other Hamptons towns at a moment’s notice and they are all worth a visit. Was so impressed by the shopping & the restaurants in all of the towns, including Sag Harbor.

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