Insider Guide to the Hamptons

Navigate the posh enclaves of the Hamptons like a local with writer Kate Betts' guide to the best and lesser-known spots to dine, shop, and relax.

Tug boats near Gardiner’s Bay in East Hampton
Photo: Dan Josephs

Secret Spots

Times have changed. These days, instead of donuts and penny candy at Dreesen’s, visitors buy $5 ice-cream cones at Scoop du Jour. Places change, perhaps more than people. But if you know your way around this end of Long Island, there are still countless simple pleasures and secret spots to discover.

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Top 21 Beaches, Coast to Coast

Plan your summer getaway now: From white strands to secret coves, we've found the ultimate spots by the shore, plus fabulous lodging so you can stay as long as you like.

The Cove Beach, Cape May, New Jersey