- The list below includes 117 free or cheap things to do in or near East Hampton, New York, including 92 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Art Gallery, Beaches and National & State Parks.
- From Main Beach to Cedar Point County Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in East Hampton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Montauk, Southampton, Bridgehampton and Greenport.
Surfing is one of the most popular activities at Main Beach, but visitors can also enjoy swimming, lounging, sand castles, and boogie boarding. There is even a free shuttle which takes people to the beach from the actual village of East Hampton.
With two lakes and bordered by water, Cedar Point County Park allows visitors to fish, swim and kayak with beach access. The park can be used for hiking, camping and volleyball and has a general store and a playground.
Used for school sports and for private recreational use, Herrick Park features two baseball fields as well as basketball and tennis courts. The park has an open grass field, picnic tables, a children's playground, a gazebo and shaded areas.
Two Mile Hollow Beach is a community-managed beach open throughout the summer months to the public. The beach is patrolled by a lifeguard for safety, and a public restroom nearby is also maintained by the local parks department.
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Cedar Point Park, Alewive Brook Road, East Hampton, NY 11937 MoreLess Info
Cedar Island Lighthouse was originally created to help whaling ships safely navigate to and from Sag Harbor. Today, the lighthouse is a daymark for sailboats and yachts arriving in the heart of the Hamptons.
The Leiber Collection is a small gallery showcasing the works and careers of modern artists Gerson and Judith Leiber. This free museum hosts extensive collections of Gerson Leiber's paintings and of Judith Leiber's designer handbags.
Housed in a structure believed to be built in the 1720's by English settlers, the Home Sweet Home museum depicts life in the mid 18th century. The museum offers tours through the home, which includes period correct furnishings.
Featuring the work of contemporary artists, Vered Gallery showcases modernism and realism paintings, photographs, and sculptures in its exhibits. The exhibits regularly rotate, featuring different artists at any given time.