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The incorporated village of Westhampton Dunes lies within the town of Southampton on Long Island's South Shore. The land beneath this beachfront summer colony has a unique geographic history and purpose. Westhampton's prized barrier beaches like the stunning Pike's Beach are protected from storms and erosion by the fragile island, which was actually part of Fire Island until Moriches Inlet separated it from the island during a storm in 1931. The village incorporated in 1993 in order to protect the land. The island beach was destroyed as the result of several hurricanes and nor'easters throughout the 20th century, and has been subsequently restored by the Army Corps of Engineers. After the restoration, the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association named West Hampton Dunes one of America's top restored beaches.

The restoration of the beach and dunes to top shoreline health resulted in a real estate boom befitting this prime oceanfront location. The all-new homes along the main thoroughfare of Dune Road are a testament to the desirability of the endless Atlantic Ocean vistas found here. Many of the beaches here offer public access and public walkways, and, though parking can be tough for visitors, residents are proud of the non-snooty access policies at their beaches.

In addition to sand and surf, plenty of social life can be found in Westhampton Beach, the first Hampton that you hit when heading east on Long Island. If you arrive by boat, you'll be right in the center of things: the centrally-located marina is just a short walk from Main Street. The aforementioned barrier beaches offer vast stretches of white sand and sea. The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center is one of the East End's best known arts venues. Main Street here is on a par with any in the Hamptons for high-end shopping and dining, catering to stylish summer visitors with plenty to spend, and surf shops and ice cream parlors keep several generations of laid-back beach-goers happy.

Homes in Westhampton Beach range from splendid beachfront villas to the traditional cottages that line the village streets. The beaches, shops and just about everything else here gets a bit crowded during summer holiday weekends, so plan accordingly.

 

 

 

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