Summer 2019 Top Ten

1. Stay Under the Stars
A Room at the Beach is a 10-room “luxury motel” that combines the simplicity of an old-school motor court with the deluxe accommodations and amenities of a five-star hotel. (2668 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton; iwantaroomatthebeach.com)

2. Roll Your Own Way
Ed’s Lobster Bar has been serving up fresh shellfish in the Village for more than a decade, and they’ve finally answered our cries for a location outside of town. Enjoy Ed’s famed menu of lobster rolls, chowder, fresh-shucked oysters, even brunch. (1742 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke., Sag Harbor; lobsterbarnyc.com)

3. Ease Into the Evening
George’s Lighthouse Café is the spot to watch the sun set this summer. From the sprawling turf lawn (complete with corn hole and picnic tables) to the indoor lounge, this lighthouse-adjacent spot is rife with both activities and scenery. (1999 Montauk Point State Pkwy., Montauk; georgeslighthousecafe.com)

4. Work on Your Handicap
Forget a full 18 on the links under the hot Hamptons sun and stick to mini golf this summer at The Clubhouse. Rainy afternoon? No problem! The Clubhouse also boasts pool tables, darts boards, arcade games and a 10-lane bowling alley. (174 Daniel’s Hole Rd., East Hampton; ehitclubhouse.com/)

5. Pitch a Tent (Or Don’t)
Terra Glamping is nothing like what you may have done before. For one thing, their 30 safari-style tents are conveniently pitched for you right in Cedar Point County Park with a view across the bay to Sag Harbor and Shelter Island. (Cedar Point County Park, East Hampton; terraglamping.com)

6. Exert Your Influence
Ever dreamed of seeing your own photos in the pages of Hamptons Monthly? Here’s your chance! Be sure to follow us and tag your photos to be considered. We can’t wait to see your adventures! (@hamptonsmonthly)

7. Bring a Beach Read
Jamie Brenner’s Drawing Home is a tale of intrigue, love, fate and family, all set right here in the Hamptons! (available via Amazon)

8. Sweat It All Out
AKT, a body-positive workout featuring dance moves, bands, circuit training and targeted toning that will have you feeling beach-ready. (3 Railroad Ave., East Hampton; theakt.com/location/east-hampton)

9. Take in Some Tunes
The Surf Lodge summer concert series is back. The Flaming Lips were among the acts that graced this stage, and you never quite know who might be summering in the Hamptons and decide to put on an impromptu show. (183 Edgemere St., Montauk; thesurflodge.com/concerts)

10. Throw Back a Cocktail
Gurney’s Star Island is putting the BBC on their drinks menu. The BBC was a stalwart at Cyril’s Fish House, which shut its doors a few seasons back But the memorable flavor of the drink transports us right back to summers past. (32 Star Island Rd. Montauk; gurneysresorts com/montauk-star-island)