"The Hamptons' Mystique" began around 1870
when residents of Westhampton Beach, or Ketchaboneck
as it was then known, started providing lodging to
travelers who reached the area via the newly constructed
Railroad spur from Manorville.
Westhampton Beach proper is the center of activity
in the Greater Westhampton Beach area, with trendy,
sophisticated shops, a super-market, many outstanding
restaurants, a twin first-run movie
theater and the wonderful Westhampton Beach Performing
Arts Center for entertainment. Our beautiful ocean
beaches, one of which, at Rogers
Pavilion, is regularly cited as one
of the top 15 beaches in the world!
A casual tour throughout the residential areas of
the Village reveals sections of affluence and grandeur
in the estate sections of Oneck, Seafield and Beach
Road. The exquisite blend of tree lined streets, beautifully
landscaped lawns and opulent mansions are the envy
of the Western Hamptons. And down along Dune
be found some of the most outstanding examples of contemporary
home architecture in the world.
Scenic Dune Road
From simple beach
houses to opulent mansions and architectural one-of-a-kinds.
West along Dune Road can be found
the new Village of West Hampton Dunes, approximately
3½ miles from West Bay Bridge… which
the locals commonly refer to as "Swordfish Bridge" because
of the well-known private beach club it appears to