History & Culture
Quogue has a long, sleepy history, dating from its 1659 purchase from the Montauk tribe. Coastal farmlands eventually gave way to a resort atmosphere, when shingle-style homes were erected by prominent families. Nearly 250 structures, built over the past several centuries, helped the Quogue Historic District land a spot on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016. Excitement comes in the form of tasty waves and nature pursuits: Though the East End of Long Island isn’t as identified with hanging ten as, say, the North Shore of Oahu, Quogue homeowners know that local and visiting surfers alike enthuse over one of the world’s best right-hand breaks. Though Quogue has been referred to as the un-Hamptons, it’s still a pretty exclusive place; it can take years to break in to the family-friendly Surf Club. The bald eagles, falcons, foxes, and owls of the Quogue Wildlife Preserve are less discerning; the 7 miles of trails are open 365 days a year.