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Main Beach

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Sit under the wooden canopy

And watch the waves go by or sit under the sun Great clean beach with bathrooms and food.. And ice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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Walked the beach it was empty mind you it was mid October. Beautiful beach well maintained and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“free ride”(6 reviews)
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All reviews snack bar free ride parking pass great waves on duty food and drinks off season public parking people watch parking sticker public bathrooms first week of june bath house great amenities labor day great spot limited parking
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

And watch the waves go by or sit under the sun Great clean beach with bathrooms and food.. And ice cream... Can get crowded but very civilized

Thank 653fayef
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked the beach it was empty mind you it was mid October. Beautiful beach well maintained and clean.

Thank BangorBarney
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We used to live nearby so frequented this beach. It has restrooms a boardwalk area and food so great for families with small children or people who want to sit and look at the ocean but not sit on the beach. Public parking for thirty...More

1  Thank NCR_12
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful relaxing to the sound of waves crashing Watermelon at the snack bar and clean bathrooms. A perfect beach to walk on and people watch!

Thank Cantor G
Reviewed July 22, 2018

No better beach in the world... You can enjoy the waves… There are lifeguards… You can sit under the wonderful protected area next to the shop… So you don’t get full sun… Plenty of benches and chairs… And nice people abou you can enjoy the...More

1  Thank 653fayef
Reviewed June 26, 2018

I always love visiting Main Beach. they have beautiful, lifeguarded beaches, great bathrooms and a cash-only snack bar with tons of options. Highly recommend!!

1  Thank Kim W
Reviewed June 18, 2018

You will have to pay for parking or get a parking pass (if you have a local house rented you can buy a pass....it's a process that is completed at town hall). Can be a fun beach. Gets really busy on summer weekends. During the...More

5  Thank Robert C
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Went on a creepy fog day, when nobody else was around. Very limited parking but I saw another place that didn't appear to need to pay, so I parked over there. Water was a bit chilly but not too bad. Sand was great.

Thank petablo1
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Beach was ok. Could use a little tlc. No public bathrooms. I think that is a hint. I prefer Fire Island, Montauk for out east beaches.

2  Thank Louise D
Reviewed June 8, 2018

We were there in early June and it was quite deserted but very pretty. sand was fine and beaches were very well groomed. Water was cold though.

1  Thank RichardK938
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July 1, 2018|
Response from MarkK783 | Reviewed this property |
It closes at 5:00PM which only means that the lifeguards are off duty and the concessions and bathrooms close. There is nothing stopping you from going to watch the sunset.
Sheena T
July 31, 2017|
Response from Lakegirlindianapolis | Reviewed this property |
It's in east Hampton on Long Island.
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Response from julia m | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The driving distance from Wainscott to Main Beach is less than 5 miles. If you are not a resident of East Hampton Village, where Main Beach is, you have to pay $375 for a season parking pass. Or, if you go only for the... More