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Get to know Eastport

A bit of the V-shaped hamlet of Eastport touches the south coast of Long Island. Located on the western edge of the Hamptons, it’s partly in Brookhaven and partly in Southampton. Folks on their way to fancier parts of the East End can whisk right by on any of three commercial roads that wiggle through: Sunrise Highway, Old Country Road and Montauk Highway. The last artery has delis, casual joints, liquor stores, bagel shops, supermarkets. Eastport also has a smattering of décor, consignment, and antique shops, notably Victoria’s. Naturally, the most prestigious properties are on the water, for example on South Bay Avenue.
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History & Culture

The Eastport area was initially settled as two villages, Waterville and Seatuck — the latter had its post office application declined for sounding too much like Setauket, more than a dozen miles northwest. Eastport was the capital of Long Island's world-renowned duck industry, home to dozens of farms at the era's peak that sent some seven million web-footed waddlers to market each year. While they're no longer in the rows they used to be, Cornell's School of Veterinary Medicine still has a duck research laboratory in town as a reminder of this past.

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Dine & Shop

Eastport proper has the feel of a salty coastal village, with a few artsy-indie boutiques and a string of antique stores. Two waterfront B&Bs, including the aptly-named A Victorian on the Bay, provide the perfect preview of the sleepy character that's just its charm. There's a strip mall with the usual retail suspects, for basic necessities, but it's really the smaller spots like Olish's farm stand or Citarelli's Market that give the town its true flavor. Trumpets on the Bay lures with waterfront dining, while the homey Eastport Luncheonette is the go-to for comfort classics served on charmingly mismatched plates.