Archive for the 'Beach' Category

Town & Country’s Annual Summer Party

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Town & Country’s Annual Summer Party was a lobster bash at Georgica Beach in East Hampton Village.

The event was catered from Bostwick’s and all of the food, from the guacamole to the lobsters and muscles in an amazing white wine sauce were so yummy!

T&C Associates and their loved ones enjoyed the perfect evening setting. Great food, great company and great star filled night!

The evening closed with a bonfire and s’mores of course… how else would you end the perfect celebration of the season! 





Judi A. Desiderio, Chief Executive Officer     
631.324.8080 ext. 221

Block Island

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Block Island is so close to home yet a world away. I suggest a visit soon to this beautiful place!

Judi A. Desiderio, Chief Executive Officer                     

631.324.8080 ext. 221

East Hampton’s Main Beach tops annual list of best beaches in US

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Main Beach in East Hampton, NY

EAST HAMPTON — This may be hard to believe in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but an annual list of the best beaches in the country has a New York beach ranked No. 1.

Less surprisingly, that beach is in East Hampton, the vacation playground for the rich and famous.

In an announcement that coincides annually with the unofficial start of summer, coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman on Friday released the 23rd version of his Top 10 Beach List, placing Main Beach in East Hampton at the top.

"The thing about the Hamptons is that people are so proud of their beaches out there," Leatherman told The Associated Press in an interview in advance of the release of his list. "People pick up their litter there, the bathrooms are clean; they provide good services."

Leatherman, who goes by the nickname Dr. Beach, visited Main Beach earlier this month. He said that unlike many beaches farther to the west and in New Jersey, the beaches on eastern Long Island saw less erosion and flooding from the effects of Superstorm Sandy.

"Considering the magnitude of the storm, people will be very pleased to see that Main Beach is the way they remember it," he said.

Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University in Miami, has visited beaches around the world and uses criteria like water and sand quality, as well as safety and environmental management, to compile his annual list. Once a beach reaches the pinnacle of No. 1, it is retired from future consideration, he said.

Coopers Beach in nearby Southampton, N.Y., was the No. 1 pick in the 2010 survey. Sarasota, Fla.'s Siesta Beach was tops in 2011 and Coronado Beach in California earned the top spot in 2012.

The other nine on Leatherman's 2013 list after Main Beach are: Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki, Hawaii; St. George Island State Park, Fla.; Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii; Waimanalo Bay State Park, Oahu, Hawaii; Barefoot Beach Preserve County Park, Bonita Springs, Fla.; Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Fla.; Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks, N.C.; Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Mass.; and Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, S.C.

East Hampton village residents have free access to Main Beach, although parking permits are required from May 15 to Sept. 15. Non-residents can buy parking passes at $25 per day but they are limited in number, with only 40 non-resident daily parking passes sold on weekends and holidays.

Max Scainetti, a lifelong East Hampton resident, said the tiny grains of tan sand and the cleanliness of the beach are two of the things that make Main Beach special.

"This is one of the best beaches in the country and I've been to a lot of beaches," Scainetti said. "I think basically it's a lot to do with the sand. A lot of Long Island beaches tend to be rocky where these are more sandy beaches."

Javier Baldo, an East Hampton cook, said he has visited Main Beach regularly for about eight years.

"It's fairly civilized. It doesn't get too crowded. The water is delicious," he said. Delicious? "It's really great water, it's really clean. You just have a lot of space."

Baldo said celebrities are sometimes seen at the beach, but people generally keep to themselves.

"It's quiet, there's no loud music playing. It's obviously very safe; great lifeguards. There are really great lifeguards. They're actually fit and very well experienced. That's a big thing, just the safety," he said.



Thursday, October 11th, 2012

In Sagaponack & Bridgehampton the beach renourishment project T&C BLOGGGED about a few months ago may not happen until the winter of 2014.

This HUGE delay is to obtain permits… REALLY??? We can’t speed track this?

I sure hope the next 2 winters are mild!

BTW.. most of the tab for this is being picked up by property owners..


Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Just in time before what’s expected to be a nasty hurricane season, beachfront home owners from Sagaponack & Bridgehampton Beach Erosion Control Districts presented a joint plan for a restoration project to pump 1.8 million cubic yards of sand from the ocean floor a mile off shore on to a 6 mile stretch of shoreline. The cost… $24Million …The affected homeowners… 84 in Bridgehampton & another 57 in Sagaponack & 5 belonging to Southampton Town at a combined value of $826 Million and $977 Million respectively

Homeowners in both districts overwhelmingly voted in favor.. if Southampton Town approves, it will be put to a formal vote

Time line… a full 10 years

The public hearing is August 17th at 4 pm in Southampton Town Hall at 116 Hampton Road

The proposal outlines contributions from homeowners over the 10 year period which would cover the majority to the $24M price tag

Personally & professionally I applaud these districts for their forward thinking!

The shoreline is public property up to the high tide line… as I see it, if they do nothing, the public space will disappear

The time is now!


Monday, June 4th, 2012

…according to Dr. Beach-Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman– East Hampton Village's Main Beach has once again made the 2012 Top 10 Most Beautiful Beaches In The World
But to those of us who live here it will always be #1!
 The ranking criteria takes several factors into account, such as sand quality, water temp & clarity, vistas, tides etc.
 This year's #1 most beautiful beach was Coronado Beach in San Diego California. Having traveled to many of Dr. Beaches selections, I can personally say Main Beach is #1 in my book!


Monday, April 30th, 2012

Westhampton Beach is the setting for an upcoming episode of Royal Pains. Shooting begins today along Main Streets as actor Mark Feuerstein was seen in front of the Westhampton Beach Playhouse assisting a choking Zombie as cast and crew looked on. Already excitement in the Hampton’s……and the season has yet to begin!!


Monday, April 30th, 2012

Westhampton Dunes may be the winner of an ASPBA contest for “Best Restored Beaches Across America”. This would be a second win for Westhampton Dunes, confirming what we already know…. The most pristine beaches in the world run along the eastern coast of Long Island. Through the tireless efforts of the village of Westhampton Beach, the shoreline has been replenished and restored. Located 75 miles from Manhattan, a ninety -minute drive can take you from the lights of Broadway to the beauty of the oceanfront.

Main Beach Ranked #4 Best Beach In America

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Dr. Beach has announced the Top 10 Beaches in America and our very own Main Beach in East Hampton has ranked #4. In addition, this is the only Hamptons, or Long Island beach for that matter, making the list this year. For years Coopers Beach in Southampton has been on the list, many years ranking higher than Main Beach, but unfortunately this year we do not see a favorite beach among Southamptoners ranked.

Dr. Beach has been ranking the Top 10 Beaches since 1991 and uses fifty different criteria to evaluate a beach, which include water and sand quality as well as safety and environmental management.

Here’s what he has to say about our Main Beach:

"Main Beach provides the perfect blend of nature and built environment.  Wealthy summertime residents flock here to the beaches protected by a conservation easement, dating back over 300 years.  Main Beach is a great place for star-spotting, since many actors and actresses frequently visit this beach for its idyllic setting in a small village.  The big, wide sandy beach made of quartz has towering sand dunes and beautiful clean and clear blue water.  The best way to get around this beach is on bicycle in order to avoid parking and to take in the beautiful vista."

Here’s a list of all the Top 10 Beaches for 2011.

1.     Siesta Beach, Sarasota, Florida

2.     Coronado Beach, San Diego, California

3.     Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

4.     Main Beach, East Hampton, New York

5.     Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks of North Carolina

6.     St. George Island State Park, Florida panhandle

7.     Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina

8.     Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

9.     Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii

10.  Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Florida




What’s in the name Napeague?

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Napeague, that very narrow and not too long strip of land that lies  connects Montauk to the rest of the east end, is home to weathered homes, undulating dunes, acres of beach grass, the ‘walking dunes”, and of course, Lazy Point with windsurfing and kite boarding fanatics.

Only 11 miles long and very low lying, Napeague is also the land that connects the Atlantic to Gardiners Bay. It is also the strip of land that was flooded in the Great Hurricane of 1938 and it is this land that is affectionately known as “Napeague Stretch”.

Like so many of the names on the east end, Napeague too originated from the Indians and means, appropriately, “land overflowed by the sea”. Who would have ever guessed?