Sure, vacations are for relaxing. But let’s be honest: They’re also for inciting major FOMO in your social media followers. Sun-drenched beaches, breezy vineyards, incredible sunsets…it’s actually kind of a challenge to take a bad ’Gram in the Hamptons. But to help you step up your game, we’ve compiled ten of the most double-tap-worthy spots. (One of which involves doughnuts.)
The 10 Most Instagrammable Spots in the Hamptons
Sunsets At Navy Beach
Look, you’d be hard-pressed to find a sunset in the Hamptons that’s not gorgeous. But plan to spend at least one evening at the beloved beachfront restaurant, where the panoramic ocean views and kaleidoscopic colors require #nofilter whatsoever.
Montauk Point Lighthouse
Hear the words East End and chances are the iconic Montauk Point Lighthouse and the sweeping vistas that surround it come to mind. No matter the season or the time of day, the 220-year-old lighthouse is one of the prettiest places on the island.
Wandering through vines with a glass of rosé in hand is one of those Hamptons moments we never want to end. So be sure to immortalize it with a photo at Channing Daughters. (The sculpture garden throughout the estate adds even more striking views to an already idyllic landscape.)
Maintaining your social media presence doesn’t have to cut into your beach time. Hit up the perennial East Hampton favorite for the quintessential beach shot: pristine sand, sparkling water and colorful umbrellas galore.
Lavender By The Bay
Ooh la la. Transport yourself to the South of France at this stunning lavender farm on the North Fork. The best time to visit is summer, when the lush, fragrant fields are in peak bloom. Trust us: It’s a magical sight you have to see to believe.
Milkshakes At Lt Burger
Break up all those beach vistas in your feed with a delicious interlude: a milkshake at LT Burger in Sag Harbor. The classic burger joint’s decadent shakes (like the s’mores one with toasted marshmallow or the spiked Sag O’ Chocolate with chocolate ice cream, Oreo, amaretto and Godiva liqueur) will have your followers swooning.
Pool Parties At The Montauk Beach House
Formula for a winning photo: flip-flops, a brightly colored cocktail and the aqua ripples of a swimming pool. With its downtown location, chill atmosphere and a rolling summer art program, the Montauk Beach House has the best pool shots in the Hamptons.
Grindstone Coffee & Donuts
There’s your summer to-do list and then there’s your summer to-eat list. Make your foodie followers jealous with a shot of Sag Harbor’s finest frosted treats at Grindstone.
Amber Waves Farm
Hamptons regulars know it’s not just the beaches that make the East End so lovely—it’s also the picturesque farms that dot the landscape (and offer up bounties of produce each summer). The lush fields of Amber Waves are pretty much a pastoral dream come to life.
The Maidstone Hotel
Make it crystal clear you’re #outofoffice. Settle into a purple Adirondack chair framed by flowers at the iconic Maidstone Hotel and there’ll be no question that you’re a million miles from your desk.