Main Beach

East Hampton, New York
Managed by The Swim Guide

Easily the most popular beach in East Hampton Village, Main Beach has the largest parking lot of the 5 village beaches. It offers a full pavilion with food and drinks, lockers, restrooms, and showers. Enjoy the piping plover nests during early summer and grassy dunes to watch the annual Labor Day fireworks. It can get very crowded though, so September is the best time to visit, when it’s less crowded but still warm. You can pay per day to park, Monday through Friday, $20 a day. A village beach permit is required from May 15 to September 30 and parking stickers are limited. No alcohol allowed. Dogs and driving on the beach are not permitted from 9am to 6pm during summer months, and a Town of East Hampton permit is required to drive on the beach. This is a Tier III beach.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 28th, 2018. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
12°C
Mostly clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Main Beach is sampled monthly from June 15th to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Swimming advisories are available via Suffolk County Health Services hotline at : 631-852-5822

Suffolk County Health Services tests the water quality at Tier III beaches from a June 15th until Labor Day. Tier III beaches are tested once a month. Swim Guide checks the Suffolk County beach monitoring site daily for updates. Tier III beaches may eventually be eliminated from the beach monitoring program depending on historical water quality sampling results. Water is re-sampled after a result exceeds standards or after a pollution event, such as a sewage spill.

A marine beach is marked Green when there are equal to or less than 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water and when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain 35 units / 100ml of water or less.

A freshwater beach is marked Green when single sample results are 235 units of E.coli per 100 ml of water or less and when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain less than 126 units / 100ml of water or less.

A marine beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain more than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A freshwater beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 235 units of E.coli per 100 ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain more than 126 units / 100ml of water .

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Main Beach

East Hampton, New York
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 28th, 2018. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
12°C
Mostly clear

Easily the most popular beach in East Hampton Village, Main Beach has the largest parking lot of the 5 village beaches. It offers a full pavilion with food and drinks, lockers, restrooms, and showers. Enjoy the piping plover nests during early summer and grassy dunes to watch the annual Labor Day fireworks. It can get very crowded though, so September is the best time to visit, when it’s less crowded but still warm. You can pay per day to park, Monday through Friday, $20 a day. A village beach permit is required from May 15 to September 30 and parking stickers are limited. No alcohol allowed. Dogs and driving on the beach are not permitted from 9am to 6pm during summer months, and a Town of East Hampton permit is required to drive on the beach. This is a Tier III beach.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Main Beach is sampled monthly from June 15th to September 1st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Swimming advisories are available via Suffolk County Health Services hotline at : 631-852-5822

Suffolk County Health Services tests the water quality at Tier III beaches from a June 15th until Labor Day. Tier III beaches are tested once a month. Swim Guide checks the Suffolk County beach monitoring site daily for updates. Tier III beaches may eventually be eliminated from the beach monitoring program depending on historical water quality sampling results. Water is re-sampled after a result exceeds standards or after a pollution event, such as a sewage spill.

A marine beach is marked Green when there are equal to or less than 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water and when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain 35 units / 100ml of water or less.

A freshwater beach is marked Green when single sample results are 235 units of E.coli per 100 ml of water or less and when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain less than 126 units / 100ml of water or less.

A marine beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 104 units of Enterococci per 100 ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain more than 35 units / 100ml of water.

A freshwater beach is marked Red when a single sample exceeds 235 units of E.coli per 100 ml of water or when the geometric mean of 5 samples contain more than 126 units / 100ml of water .

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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