Hampton Bays

Commercial and recreational fishing dominate the scene in Hampton Bays, a year-round community that’s second only to Montauk as New York state’s busiest fishing port. And while the nightlife scene has been toned down in recent years, it still has several well-attended bars and hotspots.

What to Expect

Historic fishing village with vibrant nightlife and year-round community
Hampton Bays is still home to many commercial fishermen. Their trawlers and charter boats traverse the Shinnecock Canal daily, bringing in fresh catch and taking weekenders out for morning fishing excursions. Although a large year-round working-class community resides here, Hampton Bays is also home to a vibrant summer community and a bustling downtown scene.

Condos, fishermen’s cottages and shingle-style houses
Year-round and summer residents alike can take advantage of some of the best-priced housing options in the Hamptons. Condominiums start around $200,000 and single-family homes around $350,000. Ranches and shingle-style houses near town or the water’s edge can easily go for upwards of $600,000. For true waterfront properties, buyers should expect to pay over $1 million.

Median Sale $812K See Sales
Median Rent $6.75K See Rentals
Known For
Pristine beaches
Vibrant nightlife
Waterfront dining
World-class fishing

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Points of Interest

Nearby Transportation

Train: LIRR – Hampton Bays
Bus: Hampton Jitney – Hampton Bays
Bus : Hampton Luxury Liner – Hampton Bays

Beaches in Hampton Bays

Ponquogue Beach
Tiana Town Beach
Hot Dog Beach

Things to Do


Canal Cafe

Watch the fishing boats come and go as you dine on fresh seafood from this laid-back, waterfront eatery.


Ponquogue Beach

This public attraction sits on a stretch of Dune Road and offers bathers pristine sandy beaches as well as a changing house.


Meschutt Beach County Park

Located on the east side of the Shinnecock Canal, this bayside beach is excellent for sunbathers. The Beach Hut sells food all day, and there’s regular live music on summer nights.