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Buy Your East Hampton Village Beach Permits Beginning Monday

Sat, 01/30/2021 - 13:22
Bathing in the sun at Main Beach in May of 2020.
David E. Rattray

East Hampton Village's nonresident beach permits for the 2021 summer season will go on sale at midnight on Monday, and because Village Hall is closed to the public due to the pandemic, they can only be purchased online, by mail, or with the use of a drop box at the back door of Village Hall.

The permits provide parking access to the village’s five ocean beaches: Main, Georgica, Two Mile Hollow, Egypt, and Wiborg. Only 3,100 permits are available, and they will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. In recent years, they have sold out by mid-March. The cost is $500 per vehicle, an increase of $100 from last year.

The permits must be displayed on vehicles parked at village beaches between May 15 and Sept. 15.

To obtain a permit, applicants must provide copies of a valid vehicle registration and driver's license, and, for those purchasing by mail or via the drop box, a check or money order payable to the Village of East Hampton (attention: Sue Dayton) with the signatory's phone number, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Those using the drop box should place the items in a sealed envelope marked "Non-Resident Parking Permit."

Those who will be renting a car must provide a copy of a driver's license with a notation that they will have a rental car. A voided permit will be issued, which the driver will need to bring to Village Hall along with a car rental contract to receive a valid permit.

Daily parking will be available at Main and Two Mile Hollow Beaches every day unless the lots are full, but will be limited on weekends and holidays to 60 permits at Main Beach and 40 at Two Mile Hollow. The cost will be $50 per day, up from $30 last year. Drivers must set up an account with ParkMobile, a payment service hired by the village, and pay either by using the company's smartphone app or by phone.

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