Sag Harbor

Welcome to Sag Harbor

A historic whaling village with a hip, un-Hampton vibe

Sag Harbor stands apart in the Hamptons as a beacon of history, culture, and a distinctly laid-back atmosphere, earning it the moniker "The Un-Hampton." This former whaling port, which served as the original port of New York, boasts an impressive array of restored antique houses that line its streets, a testament to the village's rich maritime heritage. The harbor, around which the village is intimately woven, provides stunning views and serves as a central hub for community life, with marinas, wharfs, and waterfront dining spots that draw both locals and visitors to its scenic shores.

The unique charm of Sag Harbor lies in its ability to maintain the old village vibe amidst the modern luxuries of today. The small boutique shops and eateries are carefully curated to blend seamlessly with the historic architecture, preserving the authenticity and quaintness of the village. It’s a place where history is not just remembered but lived, offering an experience that is both enriching and profoundly beautiful.

What to Love

  • Authentic restored antique houses and historic whaling village ambiance
  • Vibrant marinas and picturesque harbor views
  • Hip and cultured atmosphere with high-end dining and boutique shopping
  • Rich maritime history and cultural landmarks
  • Walkable village with a strong sense of community

Local Lifestyle

Life in Sag Harbor is characterized by a palpable sense of community and a deep appreciation for the village's history and natural beauty. Residents enjoy a relaxed and culturally rich lifestyle, with easy access to the water for sailing and fishing and streets that invite leisurely strolls to local shops, galleries, and restaurants. The hip yet unpretentious atmosphere allows for a blend of sophisticated living with a down-to-earth vibe, making Sag Harbor a unique place to call home. It's a community where the arts thrive, maritime traditions are celebrated, and the beauty of the harbor is a constant backdrop to daily life.

Dining and Shopping

Dining in Sag Harbor offers an array of exquisite experiences, from the Italian delicacies of Tutto Il Giorno to the classic elegance of The American Hotel. Bilboquet and Beacon offer waterfront dining that captures the essence of harbor life, while Barons Cove provides a perfect spot for sunset views and cocktails. These establishments offer great food and embody the village's atmosphere of relaxed sophistication.

Shopping in Sag Harbor is a delight for those who appreciate the charm of boutique retail. The village's shops maintain the small-town feel with an upscale twist, offering everything from designer fashion to local handicrafts. The careful preservation of the village's historic character is evident in every shop front and product, making shopping here a unique experience that contrasts with the commercialism found in other parts of the Hamptons.

Things to Do

Cultural and recreational activities abound in Sag Harbor. Bay Street Theater is a cornerstone of the village's arts scene, offering a variety of performances from plays to comedy nights, while the Sag Harbor Cinema, recently restored, provides a venue for both mainstream and indie films. Marine Park and Mashashimuet Park offer outdoor spaces for leisure and play, overlooking the beautiful harbor and providing trails and green spaces for everyone to enjoy.

The Long Wharf and Whaling Museum are testaments to Sag Harbor's rich maritime history, offering educational and picturesque experiences. Whether attending a festival, exploring the historical sites, or simply enjoying a day at the harbor, Sag Harbor presents a wealth of activities that celebrate its unique heritage and vibrant community spirit.

Overview for Sag Harbor, NY

2,480 people live in Sag Harbor, where the median age is 52.3 and the average individual income is $73,083. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Sag Harbor, NY

There's plenty to do around Sag Harbor, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Churchill Wines & Spirits, Kidd Squid Brewing, and Gourmet Sorbet.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 4.2 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.42 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.08 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.55 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.39 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.19 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Sag Harbor, NY

Sag Harbor has 1,095 households, with an average household size of 2.24. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sag Harbor do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,480 people call Sag Harbor home. The population density is 1,387.49 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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The following schools are within or nearby Sag Harbor. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Pierson Middle/High School
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Sag Harbor Elementary School
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