Welcome to Sag Harbor
This vintage seaside village is the epitome of the Hamptons.
The seaside village of Sag Harbor is the epitome of the Hamptons. Full of heart and soul, this diverse community is bursting with vintage charm. Sag Harbor boasts luxurious properties with awe-inspiring coastal views, making the town one of the most highly desired places to live in the Hamptons. Sag Harbor played a major role in the whaling industry, so much so that it was mentioned in the great American novel Moby Dick. Herman Melville isn’t Sag Harbor’s only brush with the literary world — John Steinbeck and his wife Elaine lived in a quintessential New England cottage in the Village on Bluff Point Lane. This is where Steinbeck began drafting Travels with Charley: In Search of America.
Sag Harbor has a rich historical background as well. The town served as the United State’s first port of entry and Long Island’s first custom home was built here. Since then, Sag Harbor has become a hub for business and culture. The community believes in the importance of the arts and fosters creativity through its theaters, museums, and festivals.
What to Love
- Seaside village
- Vintage charm
- Diverse community
- Awe-inspiring properties
- Business hub
- Artistic haven
The atmosphere in Sag Harbor is easygoing yet elegant. Sag Harbor’s vintage town gives it a charming vibe while its affluence gives it class. Locals live the ultimate Hamptons lifestyle, touting opulent properties in one of the most desired ZIP codes in the country. The community is diverse due to Sag Harbor’s bustling commerce and arts scene. Residents believe that supporting local culture is important, so spend much of their free time at artistic venues and events.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Sag Harbor’s Main Street is flourishing with top-notch restaurants and shops. Additionally, the town’s entertainment is focused heavily on art and culture.
Newcomer to Sag Harbor, Carissa's Bakery is an award-winning bakery that crafts European-style bread, pastries, cakes, and pies. Apart from heavenly baked goods, Carissa’s sells freshly-squeezed juices and handcrafted coffees. For authentic Neapolitan pizzas, locals dine at Sag Pizza. This gourmet pizzeria cooks its pies in a woodfired oven and offers smooth and bubbly wines to pair with your meal. Page at 36 Main is a New American restaurant that uses ingredients that are either grown in-house or locally sourced. The eatery’s oysters, grain bowls, and salads are all healthy must-tries.
Bay Street Theater is the town’s esteemed art institution. The theater hosts everything from Broadway shows to stand-up comedy and promotes acting workshops and educational initiatives. Summer Season is the theater’s popular annual event that showcases live performances, musical concerts, and art exhibitions. Sag Harbor Church Museum also promotes the town’s art and cultural scene. The building itself is magnificent and its windows display pictures of prominent Sag Harbor citizens. The Church Museum presents art exhibitions and performances and holds cultural workshops and conferences.
Shopping options in Sag Harbor are unique and high-end. Matriark is a concept store that solely sells items from female-owned brands, such as Chufy and Le Monde Beryl Shoes. The boutique has fashionable clothing, accessories, beauty products, and home decor. Fishers Home Furnishings and In-Home are two excellent furniture shops on Main Street as well.
Things to Do
Havens Beach is a family-friendly locale beloved for its calm waters and golden sand. This laid-back beach has breathtaking scenery and is ideal for swimming and boating. Havens Beach also has a children’s playground and a large gazebo.
Sag Harbor puts together some awesome festivals too. HarborFest is a weekend-long celebration that honors the town's meaningful maritime history. Locals get together to enjoy live music and indulge in some amazing food and drinks. There are also numerous vendors, some of which sell handmade art and crafts and others that exhibit Sag Harbor’s nautical culture. HarborFest also holds a Clam Chowder Contest, whaleboat racing at Windmill Beach, and many more events throughout the festival weekend.
The community is served by the fantastic Sag Harbor Union Free School District.
- Sag Harbor Elementary School, PK-5, highly-rated public school
- Pierson Middle School, 6-8, exceptional teachers
- Pierson High School, 9-12, extensive college prep