by Sue Giustino
Ocean Colony Beach Resort– is a peaceful oasis nestled away in the rolling dunes of the sprawling Amagansett shoreline. Just off the Napeague stretch this quiet get-away property is within walking distance of Lunch, the Clam Bar, and Dive Bar Pizza. As we made our way on a sunny early afternoon, we stopped and indulged in Lobster Rolls at Lunch– quite a tasty way to begin our ‘staycation’.
As you drive through, the property is dotted with buildings housing beautifully designed spacious rooms and suites. The accommodations include rooms with one or two bedroom, studios, and cottages, all with dune, bay, and ocean views from a private deck. Also included are fully equipped kitchens, linens, towels, air conditioning, wifi, cable TV, and free on-site parking. Most are less than 20 steps from the main entrance and about 50 steps away from the beach.
Our full efficiency room was on the upper level of a duplex and was equipped with everything you would need to enjoy your time away. The elegantly furnished kitchen and living areas, complete with plush bedding to ensure your full comfort, are welcoming and comfortable. Depending on the room, the private balconies offer views of the vast Atlantic, beautiful rolling dunes, and the Napeague Harbor.
Offering a range of recreational activities, Ocean Colony Beach Resort has something for everyone; weather you’re looking to relax while lounging by the pool or on the beach, or maybe partake in activities a bit more strenuous. Tennis, Pickle Ball, and bicycle rentals to explore the area are available on site. While fishing, horseback riding, sailing, or golfing excursions are all accessible nearby.
We decided to enjoy the afternoon on the beach, utilizing lounge chairs with towels, and an umbrella set up by the friendly cabana staff. Although it was a pretty hot day, the cool ocean breeze was very soothing. We stayed till just before sunset enjoying a dip in the warm ocean water, the peacefulness of the quiet beach, beautiful white sands as far as you can see, and the tranquility of the whole experience. Although we didn’t see any this time, if you’re lucky, you may even get a show from a school of dolphins or whales.
Back at our room, it was time for some snacks and cocktails on the deck while the sun set and the sky turned lovely hues of orange, yellow, and red. A perfect way to enjoy some time together in beautifully serene surroundings.
In addition to the extremely cozy bed, sleeping with a window open allows the sounds of the crashing waves to lull you to sleep and ease you awake when the sun comes up again. Loving an early morning beach walk, the next morning I stepped out for our short walk to the beach. Deciding to head west, I strolled past piping plover habitats and a few shore-front homes. Quiet waves crashing, a bit of early morning ocean mist, and the rising sun on my face- priceless. As I continued a short distance further, I saw signs for the Napeague State Park which I realized was just the beach, so I continued to explore for a bit before heading back.
The Napeague State Park, in the town of East Hampton, stretches across the entire narrow width of the south Fork, from the Atlantic Ocean to Gardiners Bay and Block Island Sound. The park consists mostly of wetlands in areas where waves washed over Long Island during the Great Hurricane of 1938. Heading East towards Montauk, you’ll find another beautiful stretch of beach owned by the state- Hither Hills State Park– which in addition to the pristine coastline, offers Camping, picnic areas, playground and a general store. If you head to the end of the island, about 6 miles outside of Montauk village, you’ll find Montauk Point State Park and the Montauk Point Lighthouse which was commissioned by President George Washington in 1792, and named a National Historic Lighthouse in 2012. In addition to these parks, there are numerous other county parks with walking/riding trails to explore.
The convenient location of Ocean Colony enables visitors the ability to walk to the nearby restaurants, or to drive just a few miles either east to Montauk or west to Amagansett and the village of East Hampton. Either direction will get you to numerous sight-seeing options, shops, restaurants, and bars. Montauk has delicious choices for dining any time of the day. From casual Pub and take-out locations, to finer dining venues all located either right in town, nestled into quiet side street locations, or on the water- either at the docks or along Lake Montauk on East Lake Drive. Another option is to utilize the room’s full efficiency kitchen- preparing and enjoying meals at your leisure, and then you really never have to leave this perfect vacation destination.
Should you have any questions or concerns during your stay, be sure to check with the very friendly and efficient staff. Always with a smile, they can be found around the property or in the office, working to make your visit perfect.
Ocean Colony is under new management with PMI Gold Coast Properties. PMI Gold Coast Properties manages dozens of communities both in Nassau and Suffolk as well as the East End. While their main office is located in Saint James, the principles are local to the east end and Amagansett. Dawn DePasquale, President of PMI Gold Coast Properties spends most of the season onsite ensuring guests experience the newly imagined Ocean Colony Beach and Tennis Club. Contact Dawn at PMI Gold Coast Properties 631-621-2150 or www.PMIGoldCoast.com
For reservations and information: https://oceancolonybeach.com/