Established in 1666 as a piece of the Quogue Purchase, Westhampton Beach has remained a peaceful and tranquil community, surrounded by landscapes people have been settling in for centuries.
The small, oceanfornt town had its first expansion in real estate in 1675 when property investment first became popular. Its next massive boom for settlements began in 1870 when the Long Island Railroad extended its tracks to Westhampton Beach. It is now sometimes referred to as the “First Hampton” since it was the first village to begin renting out rooms, and the fastest growing community, with each season that passed, on the eastern end of Long Island.
While this village may be known for the most beautiful beaches on Long Island, located along the infamous Dune Road, the exceptional real estate, sensational arts culture, and first-class casual and fine dining restaurants are the hidden gems of this community.
Main Street flows with fashionable boutiques, trendy restaurants, bakeries and shops, and several cultural arts stores. The well known Performing Arts Center draws in people form every generation with unique, up and coming professional artists. Dining before, after, or without a show at all, is never a problem with the extensive cuisines offered with a view of the bay, the ocean, or the buzzing streets of the village, all within such a short distance.
Westhampton Beach, the “First Hampton”, was and still is a community filled with culture, buzz, and beauty.