History & Culture
Quogue has a long, sleepy history dating as far back as the mid-17th century. However, by the early 20th century, the village had seen country estates dropped onto former farmland, and the earliest weekenders erect now-iconic shingle-style homes. Nearly 250 of those structures built over the centuries—plus the Tom Bendelow-designed Quogue Field Club golf course—make up the nationally recognized Quogue Historic District. Despite often being referred to as “the un-Hamptons,” Quogue still has that sought-after feel. Most excitement around the village comes in the form of tasty waves and nature pursuits. Though the East End of Long Island isn’t as identified with totally tubular surfing as, say, the North Shore of Oahu, local and visiting surfers alike revere Quogue for its world-class right-hand breaks. Up near the area’s northern edge, the Quogue Wildlife Preserve is home to many noble neighbors, including foxes, owls, and tortoises.