Looking to get-away for the weekend or extended trip, but want to keep it simple and not spend a lot of money? There are two campgrounds with a variety of accommodations in the Westhampton-Hampton Bays area and several others close proximity to the region.
, Hampton Bays
The 693-acre Sears Bellows County Park is just one great spot to pitch a tent. It is the former home of the Big Duck and features a 30 ten sites and 40-trailer sites within the Long Island’s Pine Barrens. It has hiking trails, a lifeguard-protected swimming, freshwater fishing, rowboat rentals, hunting, bridle paths and showers. Camping is available May 19 through Sept. 5. For more information, call (631) 244-7275.
, West Hampton Dunes
The 296-acre barrier beach park, is a perfect spot to camp on the beach while enjoying the Atlantic Ocean with lifeguard-supervised swimming, saltwater bass fishing, a food concession stand, restrooms, showers and changing rooms. Camping is permitted at this county park on access road to the outer beach. Campers must be self-sustained and are permitted along the access road, which runs parallel to the outer beach. The campground has 20 camper spots available. Reservations can be made through the Suffolk County parks reservation system here.
Flanking the Shinnecock Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean, Shinnecock East County Park allows outer beach camping during the summer months. Only campers that are self-contained are permitted. No tent camping is permitted. The campground has 103 spots available. Reservations can be made through the Suffolk County parks reservation system here.
The 275-acre campground features access to the mouth of the Peconic River and has playgrounds, bathrooms. The campground features 137 campsites for tents and campers. Reservations can be made through the Suffolk County parks reservation system here.
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