Location Spotlight: Amagansett

Indian Wells, by Joe Marche

A Guide to Amagansett

Between East Hampton and Montauk, you will come across a quaint and homey town called Amagansett. Pronunciation: Ama-gan-SETT. Not Ama-gan-SITT. Which means “place of good water.” With families inhabiting this town since 1680, locals were there to witness the four German spies who were dropped off on Atlantic Avenue Beach after a failed mission during World War II. Acting as casual as humanly possible, they simply walked to the LIRR and got the first train into New York City. Talk about convenience. Not exactly sure where they stopped for lunch, but here are some reccos for your trip into or through Amagansett. 

Stephen Talkhouse sign
Courtesy of @hamptonsmag

What to do:

The Stephen Talkhouse (for music and drinks)

It’s not talking, it’s music. Named after a well-known member of the Montaukett tribe, Stephen Talkhouse is known for its live music and old-time vibe. According to the locals. 

Shopping in Amagansett Square

Maybe you have a little extra cash to spare. From food at Doubles to clothes at Love Adorned, to yoga at Mandala, you could likely spend the whole day out there. 

Indian Wells Beach

After your shopping but before live music, take a pitstop at Indian Wells Beach for a nice dip in the ocean. If you turn right out of The Stephen Talkhouse and walk down Indian Wells Highway, you will eventually hit this beach. Don’t forget the sunscreen.

Where to stay:

White Sands

Oceanfront and Tempurpedic bedding. We’re booking a room right now. Right between Amagansett and Montauk, and a short distance from The Hamptons, there’s really no reason not to stay here. 

Ocean Colony

Outdoor pool, clubhouse, ocean views, the list goes on. Oh, and forgot to mention the private terraces off each unit. Not much more you could ask for. Except for good weather. 


If you’re looking for a place to stay or a place to get married (congratulations!) Take a look at RoundTree. Kid and dog friendly with babysitting services and treats. (babysitting for the kids, treats for the dogs)

rosies amagansett
Courtesy of @rosiesamagansett

Where to eat:


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And native to New York. Rosie’s works to use as many ingredients as possible sourced from local farms. Eat good, feel good. 

La Fondita

Aka “little kitchen,” look no further for traditional Mexican food. Colorful decorations and homemade salsa. Served as take-away only, it’s super convenient for a quick snack. Tastes best when eaten in their outdoor garden. 

Best Pizza & Dive Bar

It has its name for a reason. If you didn’t know, we’re big on dive bars. Especially when they serve pizza and keep surf and skate videos playing on the TVs. Perfect place for a pit stop on your way through Amagansett. Or become a regular.