Breezy Oceanfront Lodgings in the Hamptons
The Hamptons have justly earned their reputation as the preferred vacation destination of the rich and famous—a spot favored by the likes of Steven Spielberg and Martha Stewart. Dotted with rolling dunes, unspoiled beaches, and multimillion-dollar mansions, East Hampton manages to suggest both luxury and a kind of seaside quaintness that feels blissfully removed from nearby New York City. Located in the midst of this sought-after locale are Panoramic View Resort and Ocean Dunes Resort, both of which have lavish lodgings, private beaches, and glittering views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The units feature white wood accents, overstuffed sofas, private balconies ideal for admiring the shoreline or trading sonnets with lovesick Montagues, and an en suite kitchenette where you can prepare your own snacks. At Amagansett's Ocean Dunes Resort, a wooden boardwalk stretches toward a 4-acre nature preserve, home to several massive sand dunes. In Montauk, the 10 tranquil acres of the Panoramic View Resort spread out alongside a pristine 1,000-foot beach.
East Hampton, New York: Seaside Hamlets Steeped in History
East Hampton lies on the far eastern coast of New York's Long Island, which boasts white sands and lush green spaces. The idyllic natural surroundings have long drawn notable out-of-towners. In 1945, husband-and-wife painters Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner bought a wood-frame house here, along with a barn that Pollock used as his studio. Both buildings are still standing and have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Other historical structures of note include some holdovers from the colonial era and a handful of wooden windmills. Along Montauk's rocky coast, popular pursuits include fishing and treks to observe seals as they come ashore in colder months to warm up.