Posted on 02/02/2023


Luxury Beach Getaway: North Fork vs. Hamptons

Congratulations! You decided on your next vacation: Long Island’s luxurious East End. But wait — do you opt for the poolside Hampton retreat or the North Fork beachfront getaway?

Here’s what to consider:

Location: Location is everything when choosing between the North Fork and the Hamptons. If you’re a true beach lover who can’t get enough of the water, the North Fork is calling your name. Enjoy the convenience of your own beach, kayaks and paddle boards and skip the hassle of packing the car. If you are looking for a fun family getaway, the North Fork is perfect for all ages. Set the kiddos up with a sand pale and shovel while grilling beachfront on the barbecue. We also have many properties on the same stretch of picturesque beach on the North Fork, which makes the perfect spot for family reunions or larger group getaways. If you’re a pool lover, you may choose the Hamptons. Enjoy the privacy of your own pool and hot tub for a romantic getaway. Our larger Hampton homes are also great for families, with the famous Coopers Beach just minutes away.

Shopping: Both the North Fork and the Hamptons offer great shopping. Stroll down Main Street in Southampton and browse the local boutiques. It’s the quintessential place for East End shopping. If you’re staying on the Nork Fork, visit the Tanger Outlets in Calverton for your one-stop shop for all your retail needs. From Saks Fifth Avenue to Pottery Barn, the Tanger Outlets are a shopping lover’s dream.

Restaurants: If you’re looking for a restaurant within walking distance, opt for the North Fork. When you stay at our Wading River beachfront properties, you are steps away from a five-star French restaurant that is truly spectacular. There is a great sports bar, taco restaurant and fish market also within walking distance. If you choose the Hamptons, Main Street offers everything from refined eatery’s for celebrations to casual outdoor feasts among friends, and everything in between. Main Street is just a short drive from many of our Southampton properties.

Activities: Are you a day drinker or prefer to wait until the evening? Our North Fork homes make for the perfect stay for those looking to venture out to Long Island’s famous vineyards and wineries. Just minutes from a long stretch of amazing wineries, enjoy all that the North Fork has to offer. Don’t forget to stop by Briermere Farms for a great apple pie and some fresh fruits and veggies. If you’re more of a night owl, enjoy the nightlife of Southampton. From bars to clubs, Southampton has it all and is a favorite for bachelorette getaways. Check out Southampton Social Club for a fun night out with the girls!

We also  have many properties that offer the best of both worlds: beach and pool! If you have any questions or would like to reserve your next getaway, call (631) 445-6765 or visit