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Get to know North Sea

So named because of its prime location on the northern coast of Long Island’s South Fork, North Sea is a quiet hamlet in the town of Southampton. It boasts lots of waterfront action on Little Peconic Bay and enjoys the cachet of being convenient to Southampton Village, Water Mill, and the Parrish Art Museum. The scene is rural and relaxed yet is not starved for charming dining options, where both surf and turf coexist. Coastal proximity means that North Sea contains or is central to multiple nature preserves, refuges, and sanctuaries. Birds flock to Conscience Point, 60 acres of woodlands, grassland, and salt marsh, where Southampton’s founders first landed ashore. Big Woods and Wolf Swamp offers space for a hike among a — rare for New York — maritime beech forest that is a haven for waterfowl such as the black duck.

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Living in the Hamptons

A conglomerate of towns, hamlets, and villages along the scenic shores of New York, the Hamptons name carries a heft of weight behind it. For some, the Hamptons double as a location and a lifestyle: the lavish lap of luxury outside the ever-churning grind of New York City. It’s where the level to which oceanfront property is coveted can only be matched by that of a tee time. For others, well, the location and lifestyle criteria still apply, albeit in a far more laid-back manner. So if your idea of “escape” doesn’t involve ornate gatherings and rubbing shoulders with celebrities, worry not: there's a section of the Hamptons carved out for you too. Overall, the area still has a rural atmosphere, calling back to a history rich in agriculture and fishing and cementing its reputation as the archetypal summer getaway spot.