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Get to know East Marion

Close to the eastern tip of the North Fork of Long Island, East Marion is a hamlet within the town of Southold. Though it is only 2.4 square miles, it spreads down the fork from Long Island Sound to the Peconic River, so it is blessed with ample shoreline. The Rocky Point beach is scenic, with a mix of stones and coarse sand, and pretty, pebbly Truman’s Beach is another draw. East Marion has been a resort destination for 150 years, and today it is mostly residential, with some shopping and bed-and-breakfasts to be found along Main Road.
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History & Culture

Named for Revolutionary War general Francis Marion, the hamlet is contiguous with Orient and was too once called Oysterponds — they were its upper and lower necks, respectively. Fresh catches and local produce were hauled out on schooners, in the old days, and the completion of the Long Island Rail Road to nearby Greenport kept agriculture flourishing while progress stayed checked. Lavender By The Bay is the main attraction in town these days, and on summer weekends you'll find throngs of tourists frolicking through its fields #forthegram.