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Main Beach

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Address: Ocean Avenue, East Hampton, NY
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one of the world's most beautiful

How lucky can you be to live so close to one of the world's most beautiful beaches - If you have been to the Caribbean or to Hawaii or to the South of France you are lucky, but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Helene H
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

How lucky can you be to live so close to one of the world's most beautiful beaches - If you have been to the Caribbean or to Hawaii or to the South of France you are lucky, but you don't have to go that far to enjoy one of the world's greatest beaches. it is here on long island in... More 

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long island, ny
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A review of the beach rated #1 in the US several years ago is just that, #1. Yeah they charge for parking, but it is reasonable and the beach is just the best with great lifeguards and food in the pavilion. Come out and enjoy!!!!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great experience. Relaxing beach, with good infrastructure, polite visitors, and great weather. We visited both during the day, as well as at night, with a firepit, some wine and a great view. Very restricted which makes this a great place.

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Sag Harbor, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

The title is correct and locals know and favor it. Crowded on Summer weekends, but not awful. Nice because it has a snack bar where you can sit & eat overlooking the ocean.

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east hampton, ny
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

It's great to have friends who work at Main Beach as I usually get to park for free; otherwise, I think it's $25 or $30 for a car for the day. The good news is the ocean is quite close, maybe 150 feet of sand, so getting to the water is not an overnight hike like beaches far to the... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We are not beach people but since it's fall, we decided to go because we knew we would avoid the crowds. Had read that Main Beach was highly rated by Dr Beach (some PH D guy from FL). One of the highlights of our trip! Simply put, it is the BEST beach I have ever been to! No crowds, miles... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is a spectacular beach. During the season--Memorial Day to Labor Day ( amend a bit longer on both ends) a parking permit is needed for the parking lot, although on weekdays a per day fee is available. There is a jitney for East Hampton village as well. There is a life guard during the day and during the "season".... More 

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Thank FChas
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

There is nothing quite like a romantic autumn lunch at the beach. The Main Beach is clean, quiet and tranquil. Perfect for a romantic stroll with the one you love!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Huge beach with a stunning view! Very open and therefore windy at times. Soft sand - but not many amenities.

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Bedminster New Jersey
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Enjoy beautiful white sand, clean cool water and amazing clam chowder at the grill. Lifeguards are on watch over the swimmers and all is well here!

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