Read A Brief History of Southampton, NY
Only 2 hours from Manhattan by car, train or Hampton Jitney, Southampton is an entirely different world from the city with its miles and miles of unspoiled beaches and rolling farmlands that often meet the sea.
With the ocean on one side, the bay on the other, the beaches belong to everyone. In Southampton there are no hotels or motels directly on the beach; The Village Latch is the closest-within walking distance or a very short and lovely bike or car ride away.
A haven for artists and writers with its magical light, magnificent estates and historic farms, Southampton is the oldest settlement in New York founded in 1640. It is the haunt of the American gentry and European society.
Southampton offers fine boutique shopping, art galleries, museums, renowned restaurants and imaginative professional live theater.
There are several vineyards to visit and many other activities including famous golf courses, boating, sailing, fishing, tennis and health clubs. We have everything you would want for a perfect vacation in an unspoiled, authentic surrounding.