Unless you’re one of the lucky people in the know, you’re probably guilty of driving through Amagansett without a second thought. The beach hamlet is often overlooked for its more happening neighbors. But behind the town’s sleepy exterior is a quirky spot full of good eats, beautiful beaches and live music. Here’s how to spend the perfect summer day there.
Your Guide to a Perfect Day in Amagansett
9 a.m.: Get a Morning Jolt
Start your day at Jack’s Stir Brew, where the organic fair-trade coffee is as delicious as it is caffeinated—and you’d never guess the decadent pastries are vegan.
10 a.m.: Hit the Surf
One of Amagansett’s many charms is that you’re never far from the beach. The local favorite is Indian Wells (FYI, you’ll need a resident sticker to park there), but you’ll find more amenities (lifeguards, bathrooms and outdoor showers, plus umbrellas and beach chairs for rent) at Atlantic Avenue Beach.
12 p.m.: Go Where It’s Always Taco Tuesday
By now the sun is high in the sky and you’re starving. Take a break from the beach and head to La Fondita. The adorable taco joint has some of the tastiest Mexican food (not to mention cheapest eats) on the East End. Order your choice of beef, chicken or pork tacos for $3.50 each or fish for $4.50.
2 p.m.: Surround Yourself in Tranquility (and Pick Up Some Flowers)
Explore the fields (and work off your lunch) at Amber Waves Farm. The organic, educational farm, owned by kick-ass women farmers Amanda Merrow and Katie Baldwin, is open for visitors every day until 4 p.m. (Keep an eye out for special events like farm dinners.)
4 p.m.: Window-Shop (or Actually Shop)
While Amagansett has nowhere near as many stores as, say, Southampton, it has some of the chicest boutiques in the Hamptons. Pop into Tiina the Store for a curated selection of women’s and men’s clothing, French Presse to refresh your bedding (warning: you’ll have an even harder time getting up in the morning), Pilgrim Surf + Supply for boards and beach-chic apparel, and Innersleeve Records if you’re a vinyl aficionado.
6:30 p.m.: Enjoy Cocktails and Dinner
After whiling away the afternoon and early evening, head to Wölffer Kitchen Amagansett. The sister restaurant to Wölffer Kitchen Sag Harbor is known for its more laid-back vibe and, of course, its rosé, which influences both the food and cocktails.
8 p.m.: Dance to Live Music
Not ready for the day to end? Enjoy live music at the Stephen Talkhouse. The venue is known for its mix of big-name acts and local musicians, with concerts going down at 8 and 10 p.m.