About Our Market
The Scala Organization represents the Greater Westhampton Beach area in the Town of Southampton in Suffolk County, New York. We have prepared this pamphlet so those of you who are visiting our communities for the first time can read about our community and learn more about what it offers in lifestyle, amenities and services.
Geography is an important variable in the history and lifestyle of Southampton Town. Located approximately eighty miles from New York City our town is accessible by car, train, jitney, yacht or jet. Stretching for miles along the South Fork of Long Island, Southampton is known for its superb Ocean beaches, bucolic country retreats, vanity vineyards, mansions and country estates, rich and famous people, 5-Star restaurants, sublime spas, boutique and discount shopping, water sports, tennis and sports clubs, oceanfront nightlife, golf courses, motor courses and, of course, charity fund raising; all set in a paradise of land and sea. Our real estate is considered prime for both year round and resort living.
Southampton is bordered by the Town of Brookhaven on its west and the Town of East Hampton on the east. To the north are the Great and Little Peconic Bays and the Town of Riverhead. To the south are the great bays of Moriches, Shinnecock, and Mecox, the barrier beach island, and the Atlantic Ocean. There are seven incorporated villages within Southampton's boundaries, each with its own village administration: Sag Harbor, North Haven, Quogue, Westhampton Beach, West Hampton Dunes, Southampton Village and Sagaponack. The Town is considered a popular seasonal resort area drawing thousands of visitors and seasonal residents. Tourism and the vacation home industry drive the economic development engine of the town.
Southampton's communities of Remsenburg, Speonk, Hampton Bays, Westhampton, Quiogue, Flanders, Riverside, Northampton, East Quogue, and part of Eastport lie on the west side of the Shinnecock Canal. The communities of North Sea, Bridgehampton, Water Mill, Sagaponack, Noyac, Sag Harbor, Shinnecock Hills, Tuckahoe, and the unincorporated area of Southampton lie on the east side of the Shinnecock Canal.
Within this footprint, the communities represented by Scala Properties are:
Quogue, Quiogue and
parts of East Quogue.
Getting to the beach is important and the Town of Southampton Parks and Recreation Department operates eight health-department approved beaches, which are supervised during summer months. These pavilion facilities are equipped with restroom facilities and food concessions are provided. Seasonal parking permits are required and are available for purchase at the individual beaches.
The following town beaches are considered world-class and are by far the Town's most utilized resource:
- Ponquogue Beach (Hampton Bays)
- Tiana Beach (Hampton Bays)
- Flying Point Beach (Southampton)
- Long Beach and Foster Memorial Park (Noyac)
- Emma Rose Elliston Park (Sag Harbor)
- Sagg Main Beach (Sagaponack)
- W. Scott Cameron and Mecox Beach (Bridehampton)
- Pike's Beach (West Hampton Dunes)
Suffolk County Parks Department manages the following beaches (supervised during summer months): Sears Bellows, Bellows Terrace Road, Hampton Bays - Offers Bellows Pond Swimming (Fresh water pond) and campground sites for trailers, tents, and organized camping clubs; Shinnecock East, Meadow Lane, Southampton - Offers Atlantic Ocean Swimming, off road vehicle access, surf casting at Shinnecock Inlet, and outer beach camping for self-contained trailers or motor homes (no tents); Cupsogue Beach, Dune Road, Westhampton.- Offers Atlantic Ocean Swimming, off road vehicle access, and outer beach camping for self-contained trailers or motor homes (no tents); Meschutt Beach County Park, Hampton Bays (near Shinnecock Canal) - Offers Peconic Bay Swimming (Still water bay) and camping for self-contained trailers or motor homes (no tents).
The Incorporated Villages of Quogue, Westhampton Beach – (Rogers and Lashley), Sag Harbor, and Southampton also operate health-department approved public beach facilities for residents of the respective villages. These also require parking and usage permits that are available at each Village Hall.
Golf is another big thing in the Hamptons.
Major tournaments (charity, celebrity, professional, open) are played here and there is opportunity for an everyday golfer to participate in one or more of these events. There is always a game nearby for those who want to golf each and every day.
The Town of Southampton contains seven full-scale golf courses.
Public golf courses include Poxabogue Golf Course in Sagaponack and Sag Harbor Golf Course in Barcelona Neck.
Private golf clubs include Bridgehampton Golf Course, Southampton Golf Course, Hampton Hills Golf and County Club, Westhampton Beach Golf and County Club, Atlantic Golf Club, Shinnecock Hills Golf and County Club, Noyac Golf and County Club, and National Golf Links of America, Inc. Olde Vine is a new course nearby on the North Fork.
Additionally, there are 4 or 5 other courses and clubs within 10 to 15 minutes from the GWB footprint in nearby Brookhaven and Riverhead townships.
Private Beach, Tennis and Sports Clubs are also part and parcel of Hampton Life. Many fine homes we represent have courts and pools and spas on premises as standard amenities.
Click below for detailed course information, layout, tee times etc. on local courses:
East End Vineyards
Long Island Vineyards are gaining fame world wide for producing smooth varietals year after year.
There are vineyards on both the North and South Forks. Some offer tours and some are available for hosting private parties. One has a full scale putting green and gift shop.
For more information about each of these local vineyards click on the link below:
This page contains links to a dozen other things to do in the area, whether you are renting for a summer, acquiring a four-season retreat or settling down in our bucolic town.