Tuesday, February 23, 2010

You have been warned ... act now or you'll be lugging your cooler and hanging at Jones Beach!!!

EVERY YEAR... I tell everyone to get beach permits early. But do half of you listen to me?? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Last year permits ran out in March and I'm sure this year will be no different. I called the East Hampton
Village offices and they told me they're already sold 1200 of the available 2700. It's only FEBRUARY!! You need the permit on your car starting May 15th through September 15th. Main Beach and Two Mile Hollow Beach are the only village beaches where you can pay by the day for parking - $20 per day, weekdays only, not available on weekends or holidays. I'm not sure why you can't on weekends but remember, it's the Hamptons and logic stops at the Shinnecock canal!

Village parking permits are free to residents of the village and cost $300 per vehicle for non-village residents with a valid vehicle registration. Non-resident permits are limited in number and are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. They already sold 1200... did I say that?!

Village parking permits are available at Village Hall, open 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday. Residents must show proof of residency if you want a freebie. Both residents and non-residents must provide a valid vehicle registration. You got to remember, they're serious about this permit stuff... If you don't believe me read the following quote from the department of redundancy department of East Hampton's website: "Town of East Hampton parking permits are not valid at village beaches and village permits are not valid at town beaches. There are no town, county, or state beaches in the Village of East Hampton." Damn it!!!

In other East Hampton news, Sea Spray Cottages are nestled behind ocean dunes on a narrow strip between the ocean and and Hook Pond just east of Main Beach at the end of Ocean Avenue. The 13 cottages were once part of the famous Sea Spray Inn. The Village now owns and rents the cottages during the summer season from the second week in May until the third week in September. Well their auctioning off the leases for this coming summer. But if you think they'll be cheap... think again. The leases are expected to garner prices well into the six figures. If you want more details... do a google search My computer is acting up ad I need to finish before it crashes! Don't buy an HP Touch Smart!!!!


HH said...

Honey, they have 2900 passes this year. Not that they all won't get sold by the end of March. I wonder why E. Hamp. doesn't double that number, what with (ahem) budget shortfalls. Of course, the Town stickers, like the featured R2009, soon to be R2010, never run out. Who needs those forkin' Village beaches anyhow?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder. I just cannot get my head wrapped around the fact that summer will indeed arrive.

Anonymous said...

I'm with HH. Who cares about Main Beach? Go to Atlantic or Indian Wells with the cheaper Town permit. It's the same sand and the same ocean. Personally, I prefer the bay.

Anonymous said...

I have to say I am disappointed at the Village of Southampton for not making non-residents more aware of having a permit to park at the beach. Shouldn't there be a big sign at the entrance of the parking lot to get a permit to park???