Westhampton is often referred to as The First Hampton because it is
the closest to NYC. You will enjoy avoiding the bumper to bumper
traffic that can occur on Montauk Highway through the rest of the
Hamptons to Montauk. Located directly south of Riverhead at the head
of the Peconic Bay, Westhampton is ideally positioned for quick
visits to other Hamptons villages on the south fork, Riverhead, or
villages on the north fork.
History and Culture
The “Hamptons Mystique” started here in 1870 when travelers coming
via the newly constructed LI Railroad spur started renting.It was
not long before tourism became more important to the area’s economy
than whaling, fishing and farming. Brushy Neck Lane was a duck farm
until the 1980’s, when LI Duck was produced by independent small
farmers. You can see new houses on the block where the farm used to
be. The duck farmer’s son still lives on Brushy Neck Lane.
Westhampton Village Green
The pride of Westhampton Beach’s downtown area has always been the
village Green commanded by its picturesque Gazebo. The mayor
sometimes performs wedding ceremonies there. In the summer, the
Gazebo serves as a bandshell for open air performances every
Thursday evening. The Village Green also hosts many special shows,
such as the Crafts Fair in June and the Outdoor Art Show in August.
Brushy Neck Lane is one block between Montauk Highway and South
Country Drive in Westhampton on Brushy Neck Creek. Southampton is 20