Area Information

West Hampton Dunes

West Hampton Dunes is a small village on the south shore of Long Island, New York, located entirely along the barrier island separating the Atlantic Ocean and Moriches Bay. The Village comprises 342 properties bordering Dune Road and three miles of roadway that traverses the barrier beach. The Village extends approximately two miles eastward from Cupsogue County Park on the eastside of Moriches Inlet.

Village Offices:

The Incorporated Village of West Hampton Dunes
Post Office Box 728 – 4 Arthur Street
Westhampton Beach, New York 11978
Phone: 631-288-6571
Fax: 631-288-5240

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Mayor: Gary A. Vegliante
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Officials
Trustees – Village Clerk – Attorney & Building Inspector
Police
West Hampton Dunes Police Constabulary
914 Dune Road – West Hampton Dunes

West Hampton Dunes Police Constabulary Association
Post Office Box 1387 – Westhampton Beach, New York 11978

Documentary

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“The Incredible Journey – The Story of West Hampton Dunes”
A 92-Minute Documentary about the history of the village.
Director: Yale Nelson

History

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West Hampton Dunes represents a blueprint for coastal hazard management and habitat enrichment. At one time, West Hampton Dunes was the poster child of what could go wrong with a project. Today, it is a lesson in successful partnership and coastal management. The shoreline of what is now the Incorporated Village of West Hampton Dunes has experienced increased erosion since the construction of a groin field to the east of the Village boundary. The erosion eventually led to a breach in the barrier island in 1992, and in loss of private property. Legal action by the residents against the Federal, State and local governments lead to a stipulated settlement that allowed redevelopment of the Village, improved public access, endangered habitat enrichment and vital coastal flood and erosion protection. The beach and dune restoration project has performed above expectations and the redevelopment of the Village has proceeded in concert with endangered species rejuvenation and public access. Read the complete story about West Hampton Dunes in: Shore & Beach – Journal of the American Shore & Beach Preservation January 2000 Vol. 68 No. 1 “The West Hampton Dunes Story – A Blueprint for Coastal Management”

Postal Services
Mail service is provided to the Village of West Hampton Dunes by the neighboring post office in Westhampton Beach
Zip Code: 11978
Street Delivery: Available seasonally only between May 1 and November 1

Public Beaches – Parks & Recreation

Pikes Beach – A Town of Southampton Park

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Cupsogue Beach – A Suffolk County Park


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Facts – Demographics & Geography
Wikipedia – West Hampton Dunes