Hampton Bays is located on the south shore of eastern Long Island, New York. It is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, Shinnecock and Peconic Bays; about a 1Ĺ-hour drive from New York City. Since the early 1970's, Hampton Bays has become a major attraction for persons wanting to purchase or build a vacation or permanent retirement home.
Hampton Bays, originally settled in 1740 as Good Ground
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Fishing in Hampton Bays

Whatever type of fishing you like, whether itís fishing from the edge of Shinnecock Canal for Snappers or running out to the Canyon and beyond for 1,000 pound plus Blue Marlin, or anything in between, it is all available now right here in Hampton Bays.

As always, the best and most current information about whatís happening can be gotten at the local tackle shops or, if you are a boater, from fellow anglers at your marina. To fish from shore, head to the Shinnecock Canal, the Ponquogue Bridge, the beaches along Dune Road or the rocks at the Shinnecock Inlet. Make sure you check the local signage for parking regulations.

If you trailer your boat, there are ramps, both private and public, available in the area. Regulations vary and again itís a good idea to make inquiries regarding parking and permit requirements. Private ramps charge a fee for their use and provide parking for your vehicle which helps make your life a little easier.

If you would like to go fishing on a boat but donít have one of your own, you have two options Ė you can fish on a party boat (also called a head boat) where you are one of several fishermen aboard, or you can charter a boat, which is exclusively yours for the day with a captain and possibly a mate.   There are a number of different types of charter boats to choose from, depending upon the type of fishing you want to do and also your budget.

There are boats that will take 1 or 2 anglers out into the bay for fly fishing for Stripers and, at the other end of the spectrum, there are large charter boats that will take up to 6 passengers out 70 miles plus to chase Tuna, Mahi-mahi (Dolphinfish) and Marlin. Or, if you wish, you can charter a boat for a Mako trip, Bluefish or almost anything you can imagine. For some names of boats, check this website, local fishing publications and, of course, the tackle and marine shops.

06/11/2011 COOKING WITH CHEF CHARLIE
at the Library from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.Chef Charlie is here to teach you how to make some easy and interesting appetizers,snacks, and beverages for your summer guests. Seating is limited.Tickets will be given out when you register at the front desk. You must have a ticket ti attend.
05/28/2011 BOOK SALE
The FRIENDS of the HAMPTON BAYS LIBRARY will hold a BOOK SALE on the lawn of the library from 10am - 2pm
05/11/2011 LIONS CLUB MEETING
The next meeting of the Hampton Bays Lions Club will be held at the Villa Paul Restaurant, 162 W. Montauk Hwy. It will be a dinner meeting starting at 6:30-8:00. For visiting lions club members please feel free to attend. For anyone who desires membership to the club, please call lions president Tony Villareale at 728-8200 [Day].
05/02/2011 AARP 55 ALIVE DRIVER SAFTY
at the library from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. The cost of the class is $12.00 for AARP card holders and $14.00 for non card holders. The course is limited to Hampton Bays and East Quogue residents only. Registration is at the circulation desk. Call 728-6241 for more information. NEXT CLASS IS ON JUNE 6th.
05/01/2011 ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Showing at the Hampton Bays Library, in the Helen Gould Room: The digital photography of JoAnne Dumas. JoAnne delights in the fleeting drama that light often createson people, in natureand places, whilealso looking for visual details that often go unnnoticed in our busy lives.
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Long Island Expressway (Rte. 495) Eastbound to exit 70 (Rte. 111, Manorville Rd.) Southbound to Sunrise Highway (Rte. 27) Eastbound to exit 65S (Rte. 24) You are now in Hampton Bays. Welcome.
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