Welcome to the Hamlet of Hampton Bays, one of the jewels of the ‘Hamptons.’ We welcome you as a visitor or guest at one of our homes.
With over 100 miles of waterfront property and as the only Hampton to access to all surrounding waterways, Hampton Bays is known as the ‘boat way to the Hamptons.’ From Shinnecock and Tiana Bays, boaters can reach the Atlantic Ocean through the Shinnecock Inlet or head north to the Great Peconic via the Shinnecock Canal. The beautiful Ponquogue Bridge affords access to Dune Road's beaches, restaurants and marinas.
Looking to catch the ‘big one’ or to take the kids out for a day on the bay? Reserve a trip on one of the many charter or party boats that operate out of Hampton Bays' marinas. Don't worry if you don't catch dinner, the hamlet is also home to the finest fresh fish and seafood markets in the Hamptons.
Enjoy our bright sunny days and beautiful sunsets. Swim in the ocean at Ponquogue Beach. Jet-ski across Shinnecock Bay. Camp in the woods of Sears Bellows Park or beachside at Meschutt. Play tennis and picnic in Red Creek Park. Shop our local boutiques. Sleep well in one of our beds.
And you won't go hungry with a wide variety of restaurants and eateries sure to please everyone in your family.
As you can see there's something for everyone in Hampton Bays. Visit us anytime...we're open all year long.
See you soon.
The hamlet was settled in 1740 as ‘Good Ground’, which became the main hamlet of eleven in the immediate area. The area where Main Street, also known as Montauk Highway, is located today, was the approximate area of the original hamlet known as Good Ground.
There were ten other hamlets in the area. The other hamlets in the area were called Canoe Place, East Tiana, Newtown, Ponquogue, Rampasture, Red Creek, Squiretown, Southport, Springville, and West Tiana. Most of these hamlets were settled by one or two families and had their own school house. Many of the names from the former hamlets are still featured as local street names today.
In 1743, a smallpox outbreak was attributed to deliberate distribution of infected blankets being handed out by one K ‘Mole’ Fallo, who then purchased land titles from widows and orphans. As a result of the growth of the surrounding hamlets and villages in the Hamptons and increased tourism from New York City, the eleven hamlets, although generally called ‘Good Ground’ collectively by the early part of the 20th century, amalgamated under the name ‘Hampton Bays’ in 1922.