Welcome to Wainscott
This historical hamlet is private, beautiful, and peaceful.
One of the most desirable hamlets in the Hamptons, Wainscott is like a serene oasis. The town is surrounded by a variety of natural landscapes, including dense woods, tranquil oceans and ponds, and vast fields and meadows. Exclusive neighborhoods are the norm, including the premier gated community known as Georgica Association. Wainscott residences are made up of million-dollar properties, such as the highly coveted Georgica Close with its stunning waterfront vistas. Architectural styles include traditional colonial homes and ingenious contemporary houses. Wainscott is also historical and has housed farmers and their families for generations. The community cherishes its heritage and has worked hard to preserve it. Although rural, the hamlet offers residents convenient access to some of the finest dining and shopping options in the area.
What to Love
- A historic antique
- Private neighborhoods
- Low-key vibe
- Diverse natural landscapes
Wainscott is a historic antique that celebrates the quintessential Hamptons lifestyle. Residents desire privacy. As such, the hamlet has a low-key vibe despite all of its fame and fortune. The community is close-knit and family-oriented, which is reflected in the local pastimes. Socializing often takes place at the town’s park or beach, which are as gorgeous as they are quiet. When residents do want to experience some faster-paced entertainment, they’re able to choose from flashy amenities in nearby Bridgehampton and East Hampton. Wainscott is also agricultural and much farming still takes place today. Historical features can be seen throughout the town, which adds to Wainscott’s quaint feel.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Wainscott has a small commercial district with a few dining, entertainment, and shopping options.
The Seafood Shop offers the freshest fish and seafood items in Wainscott. Popular dishes include oysters, chowders, bisques, and fish sandwiches. For an indulgent meal, locals order the steamed lobster served with warm, melted butter. The eatery serves as a fish market too, selling everything from Halibut to Haddock. For some mouthwatering baked goods, there’s Levain Bakery. This cozy bread shop is known for its oversized chocolate chip cookies, which are baked fresh daily. The bakery also crafts artisan loaves of bread and scrumptious pastries. Heading to Bill and Lisa’s Farm Stand is a Wainscott summer tradition. This long-running market sells fresh produce from the family’s 24-acre working farmstead known as Babinski Farm. Plus, a day at the farm stand is the perfect family outing.
Main Beach Surf & Sport is a coastal shop selling water sports apparel and equipment. The surf shop offers paddleboard and kayak lessons, as well as surf camps. Serena & Lily Design Shop is a chic home goods store. This boutique shop offers everything from large furniture sets to small pieces of home decor.
Things to Do
Wainscott has its fair share of green spaces and waterfronts for residents to enjoy. Georgica Pond is a famous lagoon with recently constructed walking paths and newly planted vegetation. This expansive wetland area also houses an elite neighborhood and has even served as a Summer White House. Wainscott is home to two lovely beaches that are extremely scenic. Wainscott Beach is well-liked by paddleboarders and kayakers while Town Line Beach is ideal for a game of sand volleyball.
The community of Wainscott is served by various school districts based on grade. Children from kindergarten through third grade attend the historical Wainscott School, which is known for its open classroom teaching style. Grades four through 12 have the choice of attending either Sag Harbor or East Hampton schools.