Hampton Bays

Hampton Bays

Hampton Bays is a delightful coastal destination that combines the beauty of nature with a charming small-town atmosphere. Offering a rich history, picturesque landscapes, diverse recreational activities, and an abundance of amenities, Hampton Bays is an ideal choice for a relaxing and memorable getaway.

Hampton Bays is an idyllic hamlet nestled within the town of Southampton in Suffolk County on Long Island, New York. Renowned for its breathtaking coastline, crystal-clear waters, and charming atmosphere, Hampton Bays is an inviting destination for both year-round residents and seasonal visitors.

Geography: Stretching across the picturesque south shore of Long Island, Hampton Bays is surrounded by the Great Peconic Bay, the Shinnecock Canal, and the Atlantic Ocean. This unique positioning provides a stunning natural backdrop, with ample opportunities for enjoying the outdoors and water-based activities.

History: The history of Hampton Bays dates back to the 17th century when it was originally settled by the Shinnecock Indian Nation. Throughout its history, the hamlet has experienced various transformations, from its early days as a bustling fishing village to its present-day status as a popular vacation destination. A number of historic sites can still be found around the area, offering glimpses into its rich past.

Attractions: Visitors to Hampton Bays can enjoy a variety of attractions, from pristine beaches and tranquil bays to local landmarks and recreational opportunities. Some of the must-see spots include:

  1. Ponquogue Bridge: This iconic bridge connects Hampton Bays to the barrier island and offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding waters.
  2. Meschutt Beach: A family-friendly beach with calm waters, ideal for swimming and sunbathing.
  3. Shinnecock Canal: An engineering marvel that connects the Great Peconic Bay and the Shinnecock Bay, offering opportunities for boating, fishing, and waterfront dining.
  4. Shinnecock County Park: A vast parkland featuring hiking trails, picnic areas, and wildlife observation opportunities.

Activities: Hampton Bays offers a plethora of recreational activities to suit a wide range of interests. Visitors can spend their days swimming, fishing, sailing, and kayaking in the area's bays and inlets. For those who prefer land-based activities, there are numerous walking trails, golf courses, and tennis courts available. Additionally, Hampton Bays hosts various annual events and festivals that celebrate its maritime heritage, arts, and culture.

Dining & Shopping: Hampton Bays boasts a diverse culinary scene, featuring fresh seafood, farm-to-table fare, and international cuisines. Visitors can enjoy waterfront dining, casual eateries, and fine dining establishments. The hamlet is also home to an array of shops and boutiques, offering everything from beach essentials to high-end fashion.

Accommodations: A range of accommodations is available in Hampton Bays, including charming bed and breakfasts, cozy inns, and upscale hotels. Many of these establishments offer picturesque views and easy access to the area's beaches and attractions.

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Overview Hampton Bays, NY

16,546 people live in Hampton Bays, where the median age is 43.3 and the average individual income is $51,955. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Hampton Bays, NY

There's plenty to do around Hampton Bays, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Adventure Paddleboards & Kayaks, Good Ground Yoga, and N&C beauty salon.

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Active 4.04 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.63 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.6 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.63 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Hampton Bays, NY

Hampton Bays has 6,177 households, with an average household size of 2.66. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Hampton Bays do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,546 people call Hampton Bays home. The population density is 1,279.15 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Hampton Bays, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Hampton Bays. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Hampton Bays Middle School
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Hampton Bays High School
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Hampton Bays Elementary School
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