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About Westhampton Beach
If your idea of heaven is miles of sandy beaches for peace and tranquility, Westhampton Beach is just the place you're looking for! You'll fall in love with this seaside resort. Head to FlipKey so you can find an amazing Westhampton Beach vacation rental to stay in!
About Westhampton Beach
Before being sold to settlers in 1666, the land that is now Westhampton Beach, belonged to the Shinnecock Indian Tribe. They called the area Ketchaponack, which means "place where large roots grow."
In 1928, Westhampton Beach became incorporated. Since then, it has grown into a popular tourist destination. It still boasts an old-fashioned charm, which makes it perfect for a quiet vacation.
Located in the town of Southampton, Westhampton Beach is the gateway to the Hamptons, where celebrities are often spotted!
If you love the beach, then Westhampton Beach will certainly woo you with its beautiful sandy stretches. Arguably some of the best beaches in the Hamptons, you'll be able to enjoy scenic views whilst soaking up some rays.
With excellent restaurants, stores, and beaches, Westhampton Beach has everything you need to have the best vacation ever.
What to do
Westhampton Beach's most popular spot is Jetty 4, aka Lashley Beach. This can only be accessed by residents, but if you’re a non-resident, you can buy a pass. It's definitely worth it!
If you're looking for activities, head over to Cupsogue Beach County Park. This beach is public access and you'll able to enjoy swimming, fishing, and even diving.
Why not check out the Village Green & Gazebo? There's always a weekly event going on, including live music.
Westhampton Beach has a passion for the arts, so make sure to stop by the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center and catch a show!
When you're done exploring Westhampton Beach, fill your belly with a delicious lobster dinner special at Beach Hut snack bar. Located on Dunes Road, enjoy yummy food and watch the live band playing on the beach!
Top Westhampton Beach travel tips
Westhampton Beach is relatively easy to access, as it's the first town to reach when heading to the Hamptons. Fly into Laguardia Airport or JFK International Airport and then drive to the Hamptons. Your best bet is to head out early to beat Manhattan traffic.
The town is quite small, so you'll easily be able to get to everything by foot or bicycle. However, if you're planning to visit the other Hamptons then having a car will make it a lot easier to travel around.
Whether you're traveling with family, friends or flying solo then Westhampton Beach has something for you! With its unexpected appeal, Westhampton Beach is waiting for you. Start looking for your vacation rental today on FlipKey to find the ideal place to stay!