Suffolk County, Long Island has a stocked schedule each summer featuring everything from fishing adventures and sailing boat charters to sunset beach picnics and pickleball clinics for those that love being outdoors. During this peak season, they also have nature walks, biking, and surfing adventures, as well as classic favorites like yoga and pilates classes. Non-locals often find that planning experiences like these is challenging as they don’t know the area, but with Canoe Place’s list of recommended adventures and activities, each day will be as amazing as your stay. When it comes to things to do near Southampton, let us be your guide.
Live Life on the Water
As you can guess, life in the Hamptons revolves around the seascape—and the range of activities in the Hamptons is no different. Seeing the area from the water is an experience you won’t want to miss. If you’re going for a more relaxed vibe, we recommend chartering a boat for a half-day or full-day cruise. For those seeking something a bit more active, there are paddleboard and kayak rentals available as well.
Soak Up the Sun on the Sand
Locals and tourists alike agree that hitting the beach is one of the top things to do near Westhampton. Ponquogue Beach is famous for its great waves, boardwalk, and large beach pavilion facility that houses a snack bar, restrooms, and more.
When you stay at Canoe Place, opt in for The Beach Experience, which includes not only complimentary beach parking permits that provide parking access to seven beaches from Westhampton to Sag Harbor (including Ponquogue Beach) but also complimentary towels, chairs, and umbrellas to ensure your day in the sand and sea air is a success. A variety of picnics and snack options can also be arranged. So grab your favorite beach read and dig your toes in the sand because once you see the view, you may just want to stay here until next season.
Yacht the Hamptons
The Canoe Place Boathouses make it possible to visit the Hamptons by boat and enjoy the area for the day. Our dockage facilities ensure boaters have a seamless and enjoyable time in the area. This new offering invites guests to dock their boat and indulge in coastal Mediterranean fare at Good Ground Tavern.
Embrace True Vacation Vibes
Start your morning with some relaxation and rejuvenation at The Yoga House. Built on the foundational belief that yoga should be enjoyable, accessible, and available to everybody, the studio prides itself on being a safe space for yogis of all backgrounds, ages, and experience. Here you’ll find a variety of classes, including meditation, Vinyasa, restorative, and more. Their schedule changes daily, but they’re open every day of the week.
Looking for a class closer to home? Canoe Place also has weekly yoga and zenergy movement classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11a.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Explore Under the Sea
For those unavoidable rainy days, the Long Island Aquarium is the perfect place to take your sea exploration to the next level. This large, family-friendly location houses a wide range of both indoor and outdoor exhibits that feature the rainforest, fish, sharks, turtles, stingrays, and more. Get ready to dive into what goes on beneath the surface!
Stay at Canoe Place
There are so many fun things to do on Long Island this summer. The site of America’s oldest inn, Canoe Place is the perfect place to recharge and relax after a fun day of exploring. Now’s the perfect time to book a room at The Place.