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Address: Ocean Avenue, East Hampton, NY
Phone Number: 631 324 4150
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Great beach with plenty of views of grand beach houses and the sea itself Very clean with a restaurant nearby Parking is by permit or before 5.00pm to pay

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great beach with plenty of views of grand beach houses and the sea itself Very clean with a restaurant nearby Parking is by permit or before 5.00pm to pay

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Main Beach is of the finest beaches in the world. The sand is soft beige and the Atlantic Ocean gives ever changing experiences. When calm children play, when the waves come so do the surfers. There are programs, refreshments, and facilities. The Town of East Hampton takes very good care of their facilities. This is a great beach!

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U.S.A. East Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of the best I have ever been to. At least four miles of South facing Atlantic coast with less than 100 visitors. Definitely a beach I will return to.

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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Main beach is nice, can be really busy especially on the weekends during July and August. The cafe there is basic and expensive for what you get, but there is nothing else in easy walking distance for things to eat or drink. You need to have a parking permit to park in the car park, and these sell out really... More 

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East Hampton, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Main Beach has started feeling like Jones Beach lately. Lots and lots of people crammed together in a small space. Maybe because of popularity and beach erosion space has become more limited. I am not interested in hearing about anyone else's worries, hang ups, or issues when I go to the beach. Food shack is ludicrously expensive. $8.00 for a... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Beautiful beach but a little too crowded in the summer. The ice cream shop on the boardwalk was very overpriced and didn't have cones.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Gorgeous sandy beach..great to chill out and relax. nice beach bars and restaurants. Close to the streets where the rich and famous live...

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East Hampton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have been to this beach for years and it has always been my favorite beach. Also the lifeguards are amazing! They keep a good eye on the swimmers and don't get distracted. And the beach is clean and soft. But the waves are not really for surfing/boogie boarding because of normal shore break. But in all AMAZING BEACH!

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Needham, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

East Hampton main beach is my favorite semi public beach in the north east. Miles of white sand, strong surf, life guards , snack bar, really clean rest rooms for a beach complete w/ seat protectors. Plenty of shaded umbrella tables. You need either an annual village pass $350 or day pass $25. Limited amounts are sold, especially weekends, so... More 

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We came to this beach to catch a few rays before heading to the city. We originally went to Two Mile Hollow beach a mile or 2 away but parking is reserved for residents only. If you want to park at 2 mile hollow you have to come to the main beach and purchase a parking ticket first! Ridiculous. Anyways... More 

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