Welcome to Sag Harbor
A chic, unpretentious boating town with a creative flair
Art galleries and luxury yachts, paddle boarding and high-end dining, Victorian homes and tennis – Sag Harbor has it all. This well-rounded town is a quaint, unpretentious village with an inclusive atmosphere and year-round community. Sag Harbor is also a culinary showstopper with a chic selection of stylish boutiques and an artistic influence. And yet again, it is a beautiful bayside village known for a breezy boating culture and a rich whaling history. Some towns chose to be something and they excel at that one thing. Sag Harbor feels no such restrictions and the result is a study in freedom of spirit.
A longtime sanctuary for those pursuing the creative arts, Sag Harbor is home to numerous artists and musicians, like Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffett, and fosters a true arts and letters atmosphere. Canio's Books is a resident favorite and hosts frequent readings and book clubs at its quaint village location. This historic town takes its own story seriously and puts the whaling and boating history on display at its museums.
A trip of less than three hours from New York City, Sag Harbor is made up of stunning summer resort-style properties, as well as those classic grey-shingled Hamptons homes, complete with picket fences and climbing roses. New construction builds are also available, as well as magnificent beachside estates.
What to Love
- Exclusive restaurants
- Waterfront activities
- Friendly and unpretentious
- Stunning ocean and bayfront views
- Historic architecture
People & Lifestyle
Sag Harbor residents may be the most well-rounded of all the Hamptons enclaves. Here you’ll find artists who love to surf, musicians turned history buffs, and writers fascinated with the whaling industry. In fact, Herman Melville wrote about this quaint village in his literary masterpiece, Moby Dick.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Sag Harbor offers some of the finest dining experiences in the country. Relax and watch the sunset over the water at The Beacon or enjoy the New American seafood-centric fare at the year-round Bell and Anchor. You’ll find southern Italian dishes at Tutto il Giorno, as well as a rustic elegant setting and a celebrity guest list. French restaurant Le Bilboquet is perfect for summer brunches overlooking the water, while Estia's is Sag Harbor’s favorite spot for eclectic Mexican-American fare, made with local produce. The renowned restaurant at the American Hotel serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks, including top-notch martinis, and has received the Wine Spectator’s Grand Award for “One of the Greatest Wine lists in the World.”
The shopping in Sag Harbor is destined to brighten your home and your day. From the stunning arrangements from Sag Harbor Florist to the world-class selection of imported and domestic cheeses, charcuterie, and fine specialty products at Cavaniola's Gourmet Cheese Shop, there is something here for every item on your list. Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s chic reimagining of a general store, offers Prada bags, summer shoes, swimwear, and everything else you could possibly need for a perfect Hamptons summer, and Ryland Life Equipment offers men’s clothing and accessories made with care and true craftsmanship.
Schiavoni's Market provides residents with fresh, local produce, meats and seafood, and gourmet specialties, while farmstand Serene Green Farm showcases fresh local fruits, vegetables, herbs, seafood, prepared foods, a variety of fresh-baked bread, cookies, pies, local honey, fresh flowers, pantry items, and local fresh dairy items. Big Olaf is the local favorite for ice cream – in fact, this old-fashioned ice cream parlor, known for generously sized waffle cones, is usually on the ride out from town, and makes the perfect pit stop before saying goodbye to the summer season.
Things to Do
Sag Harbor offers an incredible variety of activities, from outdoor recreation and art museums to beaches and golf courses. Foster Memorial Beach, known as Long Beach for its shape, is a long, narrow beach that attaches Noyac to North Haven and is the perfect spot for peaceful walks by the water. HarborFest, held on Long Wharf, represents Sag Harbor’s rich cultural and artistic history with live music, food vendors, and drinks, as well as the famous HarborFest Clam Chowder Contest and whaleboat racing off Windmill Beach. The annual Fire Department Carnival is a local favorite and offers a festive day of games, rides, and food, along with a Ferris wheel and a fireworks display.
The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum is dedicated to showcasing the town's whaling industry past through exhibits, short films, and special programs. The cultural offerings in Sag Harbor are top tier, with creative institutions like The Church, the well-attended Hamptons International Film Festival, and performances, dance, and music at the Bay Street Theater. Golfers will enjoy the beautiful and rustic Sag Harbor State Golf Course or, for those who prefer a more exclusive experience, there’s The Bridge, an elite yet casual chic club that has been called the Ferrari of golf courses. Whether tennis is your passion or merely an enjoyable pastime, Sag Harbor Tennis offers the ideal setting in which to take your game to the next level.
Sag Harbor Real Estate
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