A charming beach resort community long popular with the wealthy summer crowd, the village of Quogue is comprised of a handful of eateries and one block of stores, all just minutes from the ocean beach. Above all, Quogue maintains a serious commitment to its history and preservation.
A summer destination for the rich, with a focus on history
Since 1835, people trying to escape the city heat have visited Quogue in the summer, finding respite in boarding houses and hotels. While it has become a beach oasis for the wealthy, Quogue rejects the rest of the Hamptons’ reputation for parties and remains small and quiet. With only a handful of restaurants and stores to call its own, villagers have focused more on preserving the past. Many Victorian homes are still standing in the Quogue Historic District, and more than 300 acres have been preserved in a wildlife refuge.
Historic Victorian summer cottages alongside modern mansions
Quogue Village is a nod to a previous time. Its architecture shows its evolution from a Victorian-era seaside resort to a 20th century destination. Quogue is known for is shingle-style houses on oversized properties with vast lawns and high hedges. Real estate prices start around $800,000 for fixer-uppers and quickly rise to the seven figures, topping out at around $12 million.
This small café on Main Street is usually packed with families for weekend breakfasts. Be sure to try the walnut-oat waffles and lemon-ricotta pancakes.
This 300-acre nature preserve and educational center is home to a variety of habitats. Seven miles of trails allow for ample hiking through the Dwarf Pines.
Before the sun sets, cast a reel or drop a line into Quantuck Bay. A village recreation area at the end of Quogo Neck Lane, it has a gazebo and plenty of parking.