The hamlet of East Quogue lies between Quogue and Hampton Bays, with a small main street where there are shops, restaurants and a public park with a loop path and playground, where outdoor concerts are offered on the hamlet green in summer. A number of charming Victorian houses remain in East Quogue, and there is still farmland north of town. East Quogue has an active Historical Society, which maintains a museum on Main Street as well as a “traveling museum” that has been displayed in area schools.
Founded in 1673 as Fourth Neck and later called Atlanticville, the hamlet became East Quogue in 1891. A number of the houses built by the early settlers are still part of the community. In East Quogue’s early days fishermen settled south of what is now Main Street (Montauk Highway) close to Shinnecock Bay, and farmers tilled the fertile lands to the north. The extension of the Long Island Railroad in the 1880s brought summer visitors, and boarding houses were built to accommodate them.
This quiet, pleasant hamlet has some of the most picturesque bay front property in the area as well as ocean beaches, and offers ample opportunities for boating and other water sports. Oceanfront Tiana Beach, maintained by the Town of Southampton, has a lifeguard on duty in summer, and an Activity Center where recreational programs are offered, and which may be rented for meetings and events.
"East Quogue is everything a Hamptons community is without the 'Hamptons' name! It is small community with a big heart! Either you have heard about it from its long-term residents who have loved it “forever” or you stumble upon it and wonder why you never knew about this East End’s best kept secret. Enjoy the ocean beaches, bay sports, casual dining and fine dining. Its small village center offers little shops to gather what you need for a quick weekend bbq or to pick up a host gift for a friendly neighbor. The proprietors of these quaint shops will get to know you by name. You and your guests can use its convenient Jitney stop to and from NYC for work or play. East Quogue is the hamlet that becomes your instant home!" " --Julie Crowley