Best Places to Grab Beach Day Essentials on the East End

Summer on Long Island means grabbing a towel, tote and cooler and heading to the East End for a day at some of the best beaches. Between making sandwiches and finding a bathing suit that fits right, it’s not always easy to remember everything. When you forget to bring your favorite beach blanket or the SPF 100, make an emergency pitstop at these Long Island beach shops. 

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Montauk Clothing Company, Montauk

Nicknamed “The Friendly Store,” this popular clothing company has locations both in town and on the harbor. Visitors can find a selection of Montauk-themed beach apparel such as swimwear, towels, shorts and t-shirts. A comfy Montauk sweatshirt is perfect for a cooler night on the water. Phone: 631-668-1281 | Address: 787 Montauk Hwy Click to go

Sunset Surf Shack, Montauk

Located on the beach, this store has a little something for the adventure-seekers. In addition to bathing suits, flip-flops and sunscreen, the shack brings southern Florida vibes through its surf and paddleboard lessons. For those who are trying the sport for the first time, paddleboards can be purchased onsite. Phone: 631-668-2495 | Address: 76 S Elmwood Ave Click to go

Flying Point Surf & Sport, Various locations

This Long Island beach shop has its bases covered: It boasts locations in Southampton, Greenport and Sag Harbor. The store carries everything beachgoers can imagine. Think beach blankets, towels, beach bags, sunscreen, sunglasses, flip-flops, swimwear and sand toys, just to name a few. Click to go

One Love Beach, Greenport

Although this year-round community store is most popular for its paddleboards, One Love Beach offers so much more. Customers can buy men and women beach apparel, sunglasses and sandals. They can even purchase GoPro cameras to capture their beach adventures on film and a ukulele for additional entertainment. Phone: 631-333-2064 | Address: 211 Main St Click to go

Columbia Sportswear Outlet, Riverhead

Columbia Sportswear Outlet has everything Long Islanders need for a day outdoors. The store is stocked with water shoes, sandals, t-shirts, shorts, hats, totes, coolers, water bottles and hoodies perfect for lingering to watch the sunset. Phone: 631-727-7078 | Address: 200 Tanger Mall Dr #221 Click to go

Sea Bags, Greenport

Sea Bags is one of the best places on the East End to buy a beach bag. The waterproof, sand resistant bags are tough yet fashion-forward and made from recycled boat sails. Shoppers can even customize and personalize their bag. The store also offers beach accessories such as sunglasses and hats. Phone: 207-239-5998 | Address: 29 Front Street, First Floor East 1E Click to go

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