In the Heart of The Hamptons

A home in the heart
of the Hamptons

Though the Hamptons' reputation often precedes it, this beach-centric retreat never fails to live up to the hype. Renowned for its vast natural beauty, its relaxed elegance, and its dynamic social scene, this enclave has never lacked for enticements. Those who live at Harbor's Edge are at the center of it all — with easy access to the best beaches, shopping, and entertainment in the East End.

In just 15 minutes, you can be at East Hampton's Main Beach, which is regularly voted one of the East Coast's best beaches, and is a perfect place to while away the hours with family or friends. For more intense waves, dedicated surfers head to Montauk, stopping at the region's fresh farm stands and clam shacks along the way. For non-beach days, the towns of East Hampton, Southampton, and Sag Harbor offer world-class shopping and an intriguing mix of local shops and galleries. Come nighttime, the restaurant and nightlife scene rivals that of New York City, drawing crowds who drift between the clubs of Southampton and low-key hangouts like Ruschmeyer's in Montauk. Annual events like the Hampton Classic and a string of summer galas ensure that there is always something on the Hampton-dweller's agenda.

The Scene in Sag Harbor

The fabulous but
scene of Sag Harbor

Conveniently situated between East Hampton, Bridgehampton, and Shelter Island, the quaint town of Sag Harbor — a historic village of just over 2,000 people — offers a particular mix of sophistication, historic charm, and breathtaking natural beauty.

Residents of Harbor's Edge are within 400 paces of everything in the village, including over twenty restaurants like the much-loved Beacon or the brand new Harlow, an outpost of the popular NYC spot. Harbor's Edge is just steps from picturesque Long Wharf, at the foot of which sits the Bay Street Theatre, a much-lauded nonprofit theatre that helps fill the seasons with a dash of culture.

Although the bay is very much the soul of Sag Harbor, there is no shortage of things to do along historic Main Street. Residents start their days at quaint cafés like the Golden Pear or Sagtown Coffee before browsing the many design boutiques (In Home, Sylvester & Co.), stocking up at Cavaniola's Gourmet Market and Water Street Wines & Spirits, or catching a film at Sag Harbor Cinema — whose beloved Art Deco façade gives Main Street a frozen-in-time feel.

Sag Harbor's historic features and its waterfront access make it one of the Hamptons' most charming (and desired) enclaves. But of course, when you live at Harbor's Edge, all of the Hamptons are well within reach.

Eat Shop Drink Play

Eat, Drink, Shop, Play.
All in the Heart of The Hamptons.

  • The Beacon

    8 W. Water Street; 631-725-7088

    If you're wondering where everyone is come sunset, check the Beacon. This local institution—open only during the summer months—offers an unmatched location overlooking the bay. Though wait times can be long, no one minds grabbing a cocktail and whiling away the time as the sun sinks over the bay. The food is fresh and seasonal, but the magnificent sunsets trump anything on the menu.

  • The American Hotel

    49 Main Street; 631-725-3535

    A centerpiece of Sag Harbor life since 1846, this historic hotel is the soul of Sag Harbor. Constructed during the town's whaling heyday, this inn is still a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. Its award-winning restaurant specializes in seafood and farm-fresh produce, and its eight beautifully appointed rooms will charm out-of-town guests.

  • LT Burger

    62 Main Street; 631-899-4646

    An outpost of chef Laurent Tourondel's popular spot in Manhattan's Bryant Park, LTBurger offers an innovative take on the classic burger joint. Families can gather over burgers and incredible shakes (Death by Oreo, S'mores, Gone Bananas) before heading across the street to browse for toys at Kites of the Harbor.

  • Il Capuccino

    30 Madison Street; 631-725-2747

    There are always people filling the outdoor tables at this neighborhood favorite. Since 1972, Jack Achille Tagliasacchi has overseen this classic Italian spot, which pulls out all the stops: red-and-white checkered tablecloths, candlelight, and raffia-bound wine bottles. Jack hails from northern Italy, and the cuisine reflects his roots.

  • Conca D'oro

    103 Main Street; 631-725-3176

    Many claim that this old-school, family-owned, pretension-free spot serves up the best pizza in the Hamptons. One of Sag Harbor's most laidback locales, it's a great place to stop for a post-beach slice, or to pick up take-out on your way to the harbor.

  • Tutto Il Giorno

    6 Bay Street; 631-725-7009

    Hidden away in a quiet spot on the harbor, this 38-seat Italian spot is as cozy as it is chic. Consulting chef Scott Conant designed the country-inspired menu—homemade pasta, fritto misto, fresh salads. The place is perpetually packed on the weekends, but it's always worth the wait if you score a table on the patio overlooking the bay.

  • Sen

    3 Main Street; 631-725-1774

    Sag Harbor may have a small-town vibe, but it doesn't lack for world-class sushi in a sophisticated setting. Sen has long lured Hamptonites with its exotic rolls, crispy tempura, and Japanese-inflected craft cocktails. It's not uncommon to see celebrities tucked away in corners here.

  • Dockside

    26 Bay Street; 631-725-7100

    Some say this unassuming spot—located in the American Legion building—has the best lobster rolls around. Given its proximity to Harbor's Edge, you'll go back to try out everything on the menu, from fresh fish to pepper-rubbed strip steak.

  • Dodds & Eder

    11 Bridge Street; 631-725-1175

    This Hamptons favorite is known for offering exceptional outdoor furniture and always-tasteful home décor for these seeking a fluid indoor-outdoor lifestyle. It also sells work by talented local artists—from painters and sculptors to wood carvers and textile-makers.

  • Sagtown Coffee

    78 Main Street; 631-725-8696

    Sag Harbor is largely free of chains, and that's especially true when it comes to the village's coffee culture. SagTown is decidedly laidback, but it takes its caffeine seriously. Baristas here serve up coffee made from La Colombe beans, in addition to Pure Black cold-press brews.

  • Big Olaf Ice Cream Shop

    8 Wharf Street; 631-725-7505

    Known for its homemade waffle cones, this ice-cream shop is the perfect place to stop before strolling around Sag Harbor's scenic marina. Right next door is the Dock House, a casual seafood shack, and from here, it's just a short walk to the wharf, where locals watch the yachts come and go.

  • Long Wharf

    Wharf Street at Bay Street

    No visit to Sag Harbor is complete without a stroll on Long Wharf, located where Main Street meets the harbor. This pier is home to destinations like the Bay Street Theater and new arrival Harlow, and it's the best place in town to linger during vibrant sunsets or watch the boats go out to sea in the morning.

  • Bay Street Theater

    1 Bay Street; 631-725-9500

    An acclaimed cultural hub located right on Long Wharf, this renowned nonprofit professional theater is considered to be one of the preeminent regional theaters in the United States. Many shows that started here have gone on to Broadway, but Sag locals saw them first. In addition to plays and musicals, the theater hosts comedy shows, workshops, and high-profile literary events.

  • Sag Harbor Cinema

    90 Main Street; 631-725-0010

    On lazy days, head to this historic Art Deco cinema, whose iconic red sign can be seen all the way down Main Street. Both independent films and blockbusters show up on the line-up here.

  • Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum

    200 Main Street; 631-725-0770

    Built in 1845 as the home of a whaling industry titan, Sag Harbor's Whaling & Historical museum is a national treasure and a relic of the area's rich maritime history. Today, it's home to a permanent historic collection and rotating art exhibitions.

  • Sag Harbor Variety Store

    45 Main Street; 631-725-9706

    A throwback to a simpler time, this old-school five and dime has everything from housewares and kitchen tools to children's toys and party decorations. A fixture on Main Street since 1922, this family-owned operation is a Sag Harbor institution—and a wonderful place to explore on rainy afternoons.

  • Schiavoni's Market

    48 Main Street; 631-725-0366

    Family owned and operated since 1941, Schiavoni's is more than the village grocery store. A champion of regional producers, it sells a variety of local products—Mecox Bay Dairy cheese, Tate's cookies, Hamptons Honey—in addition to standard groceries.

  • Muse in the Harbor

    16 Main Street; 631-899-4810

    Located right on Main Street just steps from Harbor's Edge, Muse in the Harbor has an airy dining room and outdoor terrace where locals while away the evening hours over inventive American cuisine, local seafood, and summery cocktails.

  • Cavaniola's Gourmet Market

    89 Division Street; 631-725-0095

    Popular stop for imported and domestic fine foods and cheese, this is one of many specialty shops in Sag Harbor. For the ultimate picnic ingredients, stop here before hitting Sag Harbor Baking Company or Provisions Natural Foods Market.

  • Sag Harbor Gym

    1 Bay Street; 631-725-0707

    Just down the street from Harbor's Edge is one of the Hamptons' most acclaimed gyms, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for all your workout needs. It offers 27 types of aerobics, spinning, and circuit-training classes, including CrossFit, Bootcamp, and FlyWheel. "Tribe training" is available for those who want to tone up in small groups, and a host of personal trainers are available for one-on-one sessions.