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Town of Southampton

Town of Southampton

OVERVIEW

Located in the South Fork of Long Island in Suffolk County is the Town of Southampton. It was founded in 1640 and it is named after the port city of Southampton in Hampshire, England. There are 7 villages and 16 hamlets in thetown. According to the 2010 census there are about 56,700 residents in the Town of Southampton.Located in the South Fork of Long Island in Suffolk County is the Town of Southampton. It was founded in 1640 and it is named after the port city of Southampton in Hampshire, England. There are 7 villages and 16 hamlets in thetown. According to the 2010 census there are about 56,700 residents in the Town of Southampton.

The town is a very popular summer destination and is a renowned beach resort which results in the town getting many visitors in the warmer months. Many celebrities come here to visit or own second homes here! Some including Rachael Ray, Howard Stern, Kelly Ripa, Calvin Klein, and a few other notable people!

A great place to visit while in the Town of Southampton is the Southampton Historical Museum. This museum has been preserving historical buildings, collection artifacts, and documents which all help teach people about the traditions of the South Fork of Long Island. The museum shows how life was in Southampton post Civil War.

If you are looking for an interesting place to camp out for the night, visit Shinnecock East County Park. Here, you can drive onto the beach and camp out. You cannot use a tent to camp here so most people will use an RV to stay overnight. It is a great place to relax with a waterfront view and go fishing. You can use either Bay Beach or Ocean Beach since the park is connected to both. There are many other beaches, parks, and marinas in the town where you can go fishing, surfing, swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, scuba diving, bird watching, and much more! Visit the Town of Southampton for a fun, relaxing, beach trip!