Tiana Beach- Hampton Bays, NY
Long Island is home to some of the best beaches around the world. If you don't believe it, check out National Geographic's article ranking The Hamptons at number 4 in its list of Top 10 Beaches!
|Matt jogging along the Tiana Beach Shoreline|
The Hamptons region is a relatively large stretch of coastal land encompassing a number of towns on Long Island's South Fork including Southampton, East Hampton, Westhampton Beach, as well as towns along the outskirts like Sag Harbor and Montauk. It is known to be the playground for the rich, but that doesn't stop off-the-A-list visitors from also enjoying the gorgeous beaches and scenery the Hamptons have to offer.
This past weekend we explored the Hampton Bays region. On our way to one of Westhampton's more popular locations, Cupsogue Beach, we decided to drive a little further down the opposite direction on Dune Road. Although there is a strictly enforced 30 mph speed limit on Dune Road, it's bearable when you have a stretch of exclusively designed million dollar homes to keep you entertained.
A few miles down, we came across a sign for Tiana beach at 90 Dune Road, Hampton Bays. Unlike Cupsogue, Tiana is less crowded and more secluded. There is a $25 parking fee for non-permit vehicles, which may seem bit pricey but in terms of an all-day activity only costing you $25, that's not a bad deal at all!
The fine white sand, clear blue waters and rolling waves makes Tiana beach the perfect summer escape. Out in the distance you can see a few boats since bass fishing is popular in this location. There were quite a few surfers out in the ocean, although the waters were seemingly calm during our visit. If you get hungry, you can take a walk along the boardwalk to the snack bar and grab a quick bite to eat (as with most beach vendors it's cash-only, so remember to bring a few extra bucks).
Whether you're seashell hunting, catching rays or chasing waves, you are guaranteed to have a great time. It is such a picture-perfect beach scene, how could you not! We definitely look forward to visiting Tiana beach again soon.
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