If you live for juicy local heirloom tomatoes, lazy beach days, lobster rolls and candy-colored vintage Broncos hauling longboards, this is your mecca. Welcome to Amagansett, the last stop before Montauk, where the vibe is elevated-beachy and laid back, while preserved dunelands, iconic local farms and seaside museums all offer much deeper insight into this historic hamlet. Leallo calls Amagansett home, so we’re dishing our top picks for summering in this unique seaside destination.



Meg’s morning coffee runs always lead her to Jacks, “It’s my favorite for a coffee with oat milk, and I'm a sucker for a happy jack too, I always put cinnamon in my coffee after first having it there.”



There’s no shortage of ocean or bay beaches in Amagansett but these two are our absolute favorites…


Atlantic Avenue tops our list for oceanside beaches, with all the guards, facilities and concessions you'd expect, plus you can rent chairs and umbrellas. You might even see dolphins or whales from the shore. Parking by Town permit, and day passes are available too.

Our runner up is local favorite Indian Wells Beach, or just 'Wells', which only comes in second because it doesn't offer day passes (which for some, is why it comes in first!)


While Albert’s Landing is great for swimming bayside with the kids because of the lifeguards, restrooms, picnic area and roped-off swimming zone, our top pick is Fresh Pond. Although parking is by Town permit only, and there are no guards, this quiet beach is a magical destination, where a little sandy path leads to a knee-deep brackish stream filled with hermit crabs and minnows which entertains the littles all day long (bring butterfly nets and buckets). You’ll also find a huge shady picnic area with bbq grills and picnic tables overlooking the stream (which can be reserved for parties through the town) plus restrooms and the occasional ice cream or hot dog truck.




When we’re salty, sandy and sunkissed, Amber Waves is our favorite Amagansett stop for made-to-order foods (with lots of gluten-free and vegan options) iced coffees and teas, green juices, a kid’s menu and more. We love the Farm Tostadas with avocado, the iced oat milk Cortado and the GF/VE Brownie. There’s lots of green space with tables to eat and rest—plus it’s the perfect way to prep for dinner, just grab all your fresh produce, flowers, and local condiments for the evening.

This nonprofit works to ensure food security for the local community through pantry donations, seedlings, and free workshops, they grow their own produce on site, with 500 varieties of 60 different crops, plus they offer apprenticeships and workshops for the community year-round.

If you picked up veggies and still want some seafood to round out your dinner at home, just swing by Stuarts Seafood Market. A real local Amagansett institution offering the freshest seafood available in the area.




Whether you’re still sandy toed, or freshly showered, afternoons in Amagansett are made for shopping. Of course, you should stop by Leallo at 136 Main Street, even if you’ve been to our other locations, Amagansett has some stuff the other stores don’t including some cool vintage denim. Then you should probably meander around Amagansett Square—filled with vast green space, tons of shops and food options, and often showcasing live music, it’s easy to spend the whole afternoon there.

Then our honorable mention shopping destination, courtesy of staffer Stacy, is Deep Blue Vintage, where you’ll always find incredible, quirky and rare designer goodies. You'll find them tucked way back in the carriage house across the street from Leallo. 


Our #1 spot for dinner is at home surrounded by friends and family, but we have those nights where we don’t feel like cooking, or we’re just craving a more social vibe. Chelsea’s favorite is the hot lobster roll at the Clam Bar on Napeague Stretch. We also love a good pizza night and Dive Bar Pizza (right down the road from Clam Bar) and Fini Pizza in town are both outstanding, both offer delivery, and Fini even delivers to the beach starting today! For Mexican we love Coche Comedor or La Fondita, and for something a little fancier, Wolffer Kitchen just reopened as Christian’s by Wölffer and we’re dying to check it out.




If you’re in the mood for late night fun in Amagansett, the only reasonable answer is The Stephen Talkhouse. The coolest and oldest music venue on the East End, where you never know who you’ll run into, or who will end up on stage. Even if you don’t recognize the band playing, go anyway. It’s an unpredictable, divey, crowded-in-a-good way phenomenon, full of odd and interesting people, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Be respectful, put your phone away, tip your bartenders well, talk to strangers you wouldn't normally talk to, and order simple (not trendy or pretentious) drinks and you’ll be sure to have a fun and memorable night.


See you in Amagansett!!

136 Main Street
(2 blocks west of Amagansett Square)






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