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Summer has come to an end and we are reminiscing on our time spent in the Hamptons over the past few months. We decided to dedicate a post to our favorite little beach town Westhampton Beach, NY and the special spots in the surrounding area, read on to find out our favorite restaurants, the freshest seafood around and epic activities!

Westhampton Beach is a village in the Southeast Coastal Region of Suffolk County on Long Island, New York. It's is commonly known as a summer town on the east end of Long Island that known as The Hamptons. Westhampton is often overlooked and can remain hidden in the shadows of Southampton & Easthampton and now Montauk but that’s what makes WHB so special. Less crowds, more laid back attitudes, no fuss but still all of the fun - that’s how we like to describe the special gem that is Westhampton.

The number one recommended thing to see are the beaches themselves. The Hamptons are known for their gorgeous beaches and relaxing summer spots. White sand, refreshing waters with great waves for surfing, the beaches are found on Dune Road, an amazing drive sandwiched between the bay and the ocean. The road stretches on for miles and go through many different towns on the south shore. 

Amazing restaurants like Dockers, Star Boggs and Oaklands ensure fine-dining as well as high-end boutiques for great shopping in the quaint, charming town just minutes from the white sand beaches. Some of our favorite shops include Mint, Mustique, Shoe Inn and Farenheit 451. 

Learn where the locals go for delicious clams, wings and weekly drink deals, like John Scotts Surf Shack. Have a beach day complete with a picnic from Sunset Beach Bakery and a swim in the ocean at Pikes Beach or Cupsogue on Dune Road. You can also take a day trip to see the other Hamptons and maybe go all the way to the end for a Montauk visit, stop at Lunch for the best lobster roll around.

Clams on the half shell and spicy, strawberry margaritas sitting on the deck overlooking the inlet at Oaklands - yes please!

Lunch: Lobster Roll, they offer hot and cold lobster rolls with yummy sides - you may even have a celebrity siting here, it's just that good! We also really enjoy the drive to get here and love to stop in the little villages along the way. 

We love to rent the old boats from Silly Lily for a day of fluke fishing and clamming with family and friends. Their motto is "Quit wishin'. Go fishin'! Silly Lily is one of the last fully equipped true fishing stations on the east coast. Renting one of their fishing dories is the best way to get into shallow spots where some of the best catch can be found.

Silly Lily Dory Boat: We love the feeling of going back in time that Silly Lily provides. Great photos and the kids in the family loved them! They also have linked up with Stone Creek Inn for delicious, local catch. What better way to complement a day of being out on the water, than to grab a bite and a beer at when you get your land legs back. They have a great menu that includes fish and meat tacos, ribeye sandwich, lobster Rolls, calamari salad, just to mention a few. They even have paddle boards and a happy hour on the weekends that are always a good time.

If you're looking for seafood, go to Cor-J's, a retail and wholesale fish market with a wide selection of local fish and shellfish. It's a long time family run business with the highest of standards in seafood handling and preparation. Easily the best seafood on the island, be sure to go!

If you’re looking for another way to spend your day there’s great wine tasting just up the road that is always picture worthy and an absolute blast. We especially love Paumanok Vineyards to spend the day sipping in the sun. 

We hope you're spending your weekend somewhere like this...

The simplicity of this outdoor space is everything. It's so incredibly inviting and the colors make us think of a dream vacation somewhere in a foreign land, on the beach of course. Create your very own dreamy outdoor space with one of our throw beds perfect for any season. 

You will find a useful place for this chic little bed that is a down and fiber filled cushion that is the same size as a twin bed, weighs only 4lbs.

Perfect for the comfortable weather and surprise guests that fall brings & comes in a range of colors and patterns. 

Summer has come to an end and we are reminiscing on our time spent in the Hamptons over the past few months. We decided to dedicate a post to a favorite little house on the bay in Westhampton Beach, NY!

The first bedroom and our favorite is right off the kitchen. Two walls are full of windows making it almost feel like a sunroom with all of the natural light that shines in. The views of the bay are endless and it has it’s own private bathroom. We loved the blue and white striped duvet, the simplistic nature of no clutter and the white wispy curtains. The other bedrooms are similar in style, seemingly decorating with the view in mind. Downstairs is more playful, with a kids bedroom and brighter colors.

The great room upstairs has a wall full of knick knacks that clearly has taken years to collect and a great deal of meaning to the owners, it’s fun, eclectic and bound to be a conversation starter that will go hand in hand with the makeshift bar they’ve created right below.There's no TV upstairs, which we love, it forces you to enjoy the company, play a board game or cook a great meal. It's like going back in time and with a big deck overlooking the beautiful bay who needs a tv anyway?

Of course you need a bar! We love how they've used an old desk/cabinet and turned it into a great makeshift bar. It adds rustic character to the living room and is a fun gathering spot for guests. 

The downstairs has three bedrooms, a bathroom, it's own living area and even a sauna to release stress and truly feel like your on vacation. With slipcovered furniture and white wood coffee table & accent tables, the whole space feels light and airy perfect for just coming in from the beach. 


Nautical elements are a key theme throughout the entire house. For the shower curtain a sail cloth is used and for hooks old boat cleats hang bath towels. Again, we love how much white is in this beach home. There's nothing better in our opinion than crisp white interiors with a touch of accent colors inspired by the salt, sand & sea. 

Of the many bedrooms in the house almost all of them have a stunning view of the bay. There is nothing like waking up to the sounds of the current coming in and sailboats cruising just outside your window. 

Daniela Lunkenbein
6 months ago
Hi, I really love your DIY wind chime
Daniela Lunkenbein
6 months ago
Hi, I really love your DIY wind chime
suzanne chabot
1 year ago
WoW! Sooooooooooo beautiful!
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