Welcome to Westhampton Beach
A serene village on the southeast coast of Long Beach that’s one of the most beautiful places to live on the entire island
Located just to the west of the Hamptons, Westhampton Beach is a family-oriented beach community that draws a laid-back crowd during the summer months. It has a feeling of old-fashioned America.
Westhampton Beach was incorporated in 1928. Officials have struggled with erosion on the beach for decades. In 1938, almost all of the summer homes on its barrier beach were obliterated by a hurricane, and agencies have been working ever since to shore up beaches and even relocate some historic homes.
The scenic village has a population of 1,650 and a median home value of $716,000. It has become one of the fastest-growing, year-round communities on eastern Long Island.
What to Love
People & Lifestyle
Living in this beach community gives residents the best of many worlds. During the summer, enjoy markets and festivals, as well as mom-and-pop stores along Main Street and casual dining. During the offseason, it’s a quiet, safe town.
The population of Westhampton Beach is just under 2,000. The median household income is $105,000, and the median property value is $716,000.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Beach Bakery & Grand Cafe has been a go-to place for years. Besides all sorts of baked goods, this old-fashioned establishment also has breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Other dining options on Main Street include Margarita Grille and Goldberg’s Westhampton Beach. Nearby is Joe’s American Grill. Down at the beach, be sure to try John Scott’s Surf Shack.
Main Street has a delightful number of local shops and boutiques, many of which have a resort flavor. Local favorites include Westhampton T-Shirts, Mint Clothing Boutiques, and Peace Love Hamptons. Island Surf sells everything you need to hit the beach.
Things to Do
The main attraction is the barrier beach that stretches for several miles to either side of the village. Westhampton Beach. Cupsogue Beach County Park is a 296-acre park at the east end of Fire Island and the west end of Westhampton Island, known locally as Dune Road, one of Long Island's easternmost barrier islands. There’s also Pike’s Beach, a gorgeous white sand beach to the east of Cupsogue Beach County Park that’s usually not crowded/
There are also summertime art shows, a weekly farmers’ market, Fourth of July fireworks, and community parks and tennis courts. Pontoon Paddler provides boat tours and water sports.
Once back in town after your beach adventure, be sure to stop at the Westhampton Beach Brewing Co. for a pint. The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center books a variety of acts.
Westhampton Beach is home to a number of excellent public schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Westhampton Beach Elementary School has an enrollment of about 372 students in kindergarten through fifth grade
- Westhampton Beach Middle School serves sixth through eighth grade
- Westhampton Beach High School has an enrollment of about 958 students