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Village Beaches

Main Beach Rated #1 In America: 2003 - 2013

Main Beach Office

Drew Smith
Chief Lifeguard + Beach Manager

104 Ocean Avenue
East Hampton, NY 11937
Mondays - Sundays: 10:00am-5:00pm
Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend


  1. Georgica Beach - 219 Lily Pond Lane, East Hampton, NY11937
  2. Main Beach - 104 Ocean Avenue, East Hampton, NY 11937
  3. Wiborg Beach - 74 Highway Behind the Pond, East Hampton, NY 11937
  4. Egypt Beach - 55 Old Beach Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
  5. Two Mile Hollow Beach - 50 Two Mile Hollow Road, East Hampton, NY, 11937

Lifeguards are on duty from 10:00am to 5:00pm on days protected beaches are open.

There are three (3) lifeguard protected beaches:

  • Main Beach
  • Georgica Beach
  • Two Mile Hollow Beach


The Village uses a color flag system to indicate surf and swimming conditions:

  • Green Flag - Calm Conditions
  • Yellow Flag - Use Caution
  • Red Flag - Dangerous
  • No Flag - Swimming Prohibited


A Town of East Hampton 4X4 Permit is required to drive on the beach and can only be obtained at the East Hampton Town Clerk's Office. Please call the Town Clerk's Office at 631-324-4142 or navigate to for information.

No vehicles are permitted on Village beaches from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M., from May 15th through September 15th. It is the responsibility of the driver to know all restrictions governing beach driving. The Village actively patrols beaches and strictly enforces regulations.


A Special Event Permit is required for certain beach parties and events at the Village Beaches.

Any event that is catered (regardless of number of people) requires a permit.

Questions? Please call Sue Dayton 631-324-4150 ext. 110 or email

BEACH FIRES - Chapter 77-4Q of Village Code

Per Chapter 77-4Q of East Hampton Village Code, Fires are not allowed on the beach prior to 6:00pm and must be fully extinguished prior to 12:00 midnight.

All fires must be contained in a metal container and all wood remains must be removed.

Firewood is the only fuel allowed for beach fires. Use of construction materials in beach fires is prohibited by law.

Any person or persons igniting a fire shall be responsible for any resulting damages to property or persons.

Fire Locations / Size

Fires shall not be started or maintained less than fifty (50) feet from any beach grass, vegetation, tent or fence; nor less than one hundred (100) feet from any building or permanent structure; nor within two hundred (200) feet of any posted water-bird nesting colony.

No fire shall be greater than two (2) feet in any dimension, including flame. A fire of greater dimension is considered a Bonfire. An unauthorized bonfire will result in the immediate issuance of a citation.

Fires shall be in constant watch and shall not be left unattended. No fire shall be kindled or maintained if the prevailing wind velocity exceeds fifteen (15) miles per hour.

Extinguishing a Fire

Fires shall be extinguished with water. Fires shall not be buried with sand so as to conceal remaining debris. People walking and jogging along the beach have been injured from stepping, unknowingly, on the remains of buried beach fires thought to have been extinguished. Use as many buckets of water as necessary to thoroughly and completely extinguish your fire.

Prohibiting a Fire

The Code Enforcement Officer may prohibit fires when unusually dry condition exists or whenever other atmospheric or local circumstances may such fire hazards.


Dogs and other animals are not permitted on the beach between 9A.M. to 6P.M. daily from May 15th through September 15th. At all other times during the period from May 15th through September 15th each year, dogs must be manually restrained on a leash within areas that are within 300 feet of any road end along the beaches.


Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets and keeping them under control. Plastic bags for clean-up are conveniently provided at the entrance to each village beach. The Village actively patrols beaches and strictly enforces regulations.


Village Beaches are among the most renowned and beautiful in the world. Beach users are required to keep the part of the beach they use clean. Litter must be deposited in refuse baskets provided in convenient locations. Violators are subject to substantial fines. Encourage your neighbors on the beach to keep the beach clean.

Many visitors to the Village abuse our hospitality by littering. Littering despoils the Village's renowned beauty and is costly to Taxpayers. Hours of weekly cleanup adds to the work schedule of the Department of Public Works. Residents and visitors are asked to cooperate in the effort to keep the Village free of litter.

Village Litter Law Violations

Chapter 246 of the Village Code

Household refuse is not allowed in public trash receptacles. Violators of the Village litter laws are subject to substantial fines. The Village of East Hampton is one of the most beautiful in the country. Make sure you do your part to keep it that way.


East Hampton Fireworks Show

The East Hampton Fire Department sponsors an annual fireworks show every year at Main Beach. Parking is on a first-come first-serve basis, no parking permit is required and there is no reserved parking. No vehicles are allowed on the beach from Egypt Beach to Georgica Beach the night of the show.

Fireworks Schedule

The 2024 Main Beach Fireworks, sponsored by the East Hampton Fire Department, will take place on Saturday, August 10th (rain date Sunday, August 11th).



Youth ages 9-15 years old can participate in an esteemed Village program that builds confidence and teaches:

  • Ocean awareness
  • Team-building
  • Ocean swimming instruction
  • Basic equipment usage
  • Lifeguard Rescue Training

Participants also have the opportunity to attend the annual USLA Nationals Tournament.

All NEW & RETURNING Village Junior Lifeguards are strongly encouraged to pass the RECenter swim test. All Jr.’s will be subject to completing an open water swim consisting of a run-swim-run on opening weekend.

Sign up here!

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