Bordering the western part of Moriches Bay, on the southern tip of Speonk, lies the residential hamlet of Remsenburg. Tucked away form the main road, this community has remained a quiet and charming village in the town of Southampton.
Made up of narrow streets lined with century old trees, Remsenburg brings forth a natural and cozy feel to the south shore of Long Island. Tucked behind white picket fences are many intimate and historic homes which lead locals and visitors down to Moriches Bay and other various small creeks. While Remsenburg may lack an actual “Main Street”, South Country Road has filled the role beautifully. Over the last 200 years, South Country Road has become the home to the Post Office, Elementary School, and fora short while, The Remsenburg Academy.
Remsenburg, formerly a part of Speonk, was renamed with much controversial debate, after Charles Remsen in 1895. Remsen was a wealthy New York City businessman who had become a prominent resident of the southern part of Speonk. He grew to love this area and donated a brick Presbyterian Church to the community and with much appreciation, the area became known as Remsenburg.
A small hamlet on Moriches Bay, west of the Hamptons is the quaint neighborhood of Remsenburg. The peaceful relaxed streets lead locals and visitors on an intimate stroll down memory lane and into today's stunning Remsenburg.