Our hamlet of is known as “The boat ways of the Hamptons”. is the only Hampton to have access to all surrounding waterways. From Shinnecock and Tiana Bays, boaters can reach the Atlantic Ocean through the Shinnecock Inlet or North to the Great Peconic via the Shinnecock Canal.
Fishing & Boat Launches
Ponquogue Fishing Pier Dune Rd., Hampton Bays, NY 11946(631)728-8585
The Shinnecock Canal, the heart of the Southampton Town summer resort area, provides a connecting waterway for vessels traveling from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Peconic Bay. It also serves as part of the Inland Waterway extending from the Atlantic Beach Inlet in western Nassau County, to Block Island Sound. Without the Shinnecock Canal, boats from the south would have to travel all the way to Montauk Point in East Hampton before turning north. The Shinnecock Canal locks are Long Island’s only operating navigational lock system.
Assembly of God Ponquogue Ave. Hampton Bays , NY 11946(631)728-1658
Christ Our Savior Lutheran ChurchTerrace Drive, Hampton Bays , NY 11946(631)728-3288
St. Mary’s Episcopal ChurchPonquogue Ave., Hampton Bays , NY 11946(631)728-0776
St. Rosalie’s R.C. Church31 E. Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays , NY 11946(631)728-9461
United Methodist Church158 W. Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays , NY 11946(631)728-1660
Like most of the other communities in the Hamptons region, tourism is a critical component of the local economy.
Commercial fishing remains a vital part of the economy, centered around the fishing station at Shinnecock Inlet. After Montauk, is the second-busiest commercial fishing port in the state of New York. According to 2006 statisics by the National Marine Fisheries Service, 6.1 million pounds of finfish and shellfish, worth $8.0 million, were landed in the /Shinnecock port.
Southampton’s communities of Remsenburg, Speonk, Hampton Bays, Westhampton, Quiogue, Flanders, Riverside, Northampton, East Quogue, and part of Eastport lie on the west side of the Shinnecock Canal. The communities of North Sea, Bridgehampton, Water Mill, Sagaponack, Noyac, Sag Harbor, Shinnecock Hills, Tuckahoe, and the unincorporated area of Southampton lie on the east side of the Shinnecock Canal.
Located at 40°52’26?N, 72°31’16?W (40.873940, -72.521167)GR1, about 81 miles (130 km) to the east of Manhattan (New York, NY).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 56.2 km² (21.7 mi²). 31.2 km² (12.0 mi²) of it is land and 25.0 km² (9.6 mi²) of it (44.46%) is water.
is crucial to Eastern Long Island. The hamlet is surrounded by three bays, the Great Peconic Bay to the north, and Shinnecock and Tiana Bays to the south. The two southern bays are a part of a greater bay system, called the Great South Bay system, which stretches from approximately Southampton Village to Jamaica Bay in New York City.
The Shinnecock Canal, a man-made canal located in the eastern part of the hamlet, connects the Great Peconic Bay with the Shinnecock Bay. Shinnecock Inlet, which leads from the Shinnecock Bay to the Atlantic Ocean, is the eastern most inlet, making it very popular for commercial fishing.
The inlet itself, which separates the barrier beaches of with those of neighboring Southampton, was created in the New England Hurricane of 1938 when the forces of the hurricane washed over that area of barrier beach, connecting the waters of the Atlantic with the bay.
In terms of political boundaries, the Atlantic Ocean forms an international boundary to the south; other water boundaries are to the east and north (Southampton, NY is to the east via the Shinnecock Inlet, and the Towns of Southold and Riverhead to the north via Peconic Bay. The hamlet’s land borders include East Quogue, NY to the west and Flanders (Northampton), NY to the north.
Southampton, NY also shares a land border east of the Shinnecock Canal. This area of Southampton (town) is better known to locals as Shinnecock Hills (not to be confused with the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, also located in that area). Both Flanders and East Quogue also fall within the Town of Southampton.
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 or 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 Ponquogue, Squiretown, East Tiana, Canoe Place, Southport, Springville, Red Creek, West Tiana, Newtown and Rampasture. 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 still feature as local street names today.
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 “Hamptons” in 1922. The motive behind the name change was for the hamlet to benefit from the “Hamptons” trade that the hamlet’s neighbors were experiencing.
In 1743, a small pox 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.
Hospitals/medical centers near Hampton Bays:
SOUTHAMPTON HOSPITAL (About 9 Miles; SOUTHAMPTON, NY)UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (About 9 Miles; SUNY STONY BROOK, NY)PECONIC BAY MEDICAL CENTER (About 10 Miles; RIVERHEAD, NY)Go Up to Top
Nightlife is alive and exciting in Hampton Bays. We are home to the famous CPI, now called The Whitehouse Night Club, Long Islands largest nightclub. As well as many area Hamptons Dance and Beach Clubs and local Pubs such as the Boardy Barn
Red Creek ParkHampton Bays, NY 11946(631)728-8585
Sears Bellows County ParkHampton Bays, NY 11946(631) 244-7275
Ponquogue Beach – OceanDune RoadHampton Bays, NY 11946(631)728-8585
Meschutt Beach – Peconic BayCanal Road & Old North HighwayHampton Bays, NY 11946(631)852-8205
Hampton Bays Public Schools Administration Office 86 East Argonne Rd.Hampton Bays, NY 11946(631) 723-2100
Hampton Bays Elementary School 72 Ponquogue Ave.Hampton Bays, NY 11946(631) 723-2121
Hampton Bays Jr.& Sr. High School88 East Argonne Rd.Hampton Bays, NY 11946(631) 723-2110
In terms of roadways, is served by Sunrise Highway NY 27, which serves as a major artery to the western parts of Long Island and New York City.
The hamlet is also served by Montauk Highway CR 80, a two-lane road which also runs from New York City to Montauk, NY. Montauk Highway serves as the “Main Street” of many towns and villages along the south shore of Long Island. Many people and local businesses in refer to Montauk Highway CR 80 as “Main Street”.
The Long Island Rail Road provides an infrequent rail service seven days per week via the Montauk Branch between and New York City.
The Hamton Jitney operates luxury motor coachs 365 days a year between the South Fork, The Hamptons, of Long Island and Metro New York NYC (including the airports). In addition, Hampton Jitney limousines, charters and tour coaches operate regularly throughout the northeastern US and Canada.
Local Suffolk County busses also provide service to neighboring towns.
The waterways in the area also provide invaluable routes for boats and fisherman.Go Up to Top
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,236 people, 4,877 households, and 3,092 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 392.4/km² (1,016.1/mi²). There were 6,875 housing units at an average density of 220.5/km² (570.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.95% White, 0.87% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 3.69% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.50% of the population.
There were 4,877 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $50,161, and the median income for a family was $58,773. Males had a median income of $47,633 versus $30,426 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,027. About 6.7% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.