Wherever you go on the south fork of Long Island, it always seems like there's never a beach too far away. And if you're searching for a peaceful, dog-friendly beach to enjoy with your canine companion, Georgica Beach is well worth the trip.
Found in the village of East Hampton next to Main Beach, Georgica Beach is a popular haunt for dogs and their two-legged human friends. This wide expanse of sand showcases the best the Hamptons have to offer, including beautiful scenery and that distinctive, relaxed vibe you can only find by the seaside. It's also a lot less crowded than Main Beach, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding your own patch of paradise.
Unfortunately, like so many other beaches in the region, time restrictions apply in the summer season. From mid-May until September 30, you'll only be allowed to take your dog on the beach before 9 am and after 6 pm.
But once the summer crowds have departed and the pace of life in East Hampton returns to normal, you and your dog can explore this beautiful beach all day long.
And there's plenty to explore for pooches young and old. Active dogs can run amok in and out of the water, and during peak periods there'll be no shortage of opportunities for your pet to socialize with other canines. If you prefer to tackle life at a slower pace, you and your dog can simply relax and enjoy a long walk along the sand.
Dogs are required to be under the voice control of owners at all times and, as always, remember to be mindful of others and clean up after your pooch. Plastic bags for clean-up are conveniently provided at beach access points.
Finally, remember that to use Georgica Beach between May and September, you'll need to display a village parking permit.