Water Mill's peace and privacy make it attractive to those looking to visit.

Welcome to Water Mill

A private getaway among Long Island beauty and culture
The hamlet of Water Mill is nestled within Southampton on the East End of Long Island. This long-standing area, first established in 1644, was initially called “Water Mills.” The name honors the settlement’s status as the only place on the Southfork with a working watermill and windmill. Water Mill has since become synonymous with Long Island culture.

When it comes to stunning vacation properties, few places can hold a candle to Water Mill. It has been a prime spot for celebrities, and the locals all can understand why. Water Mill's peace and privacy make it attractive to those looking to visit. Between the scenery and the history, it’s a feast for the eyes and the mind.

What to Love

  • Museums honor local history and artists
  • Hot vacation properties for celebrities and socialites
  • Unbelievable scenery and gorgeous ocean views

Local Lifestyle 

Water Mill has become a desirable location for many notable names. Stars like Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez have vacationed in Water Mill. The resort community features picturesque beaches, massive mansions, and farms. To say that this area has a Long Island feel would be an understatement.

The old windmills that have made the locale famous are still on display. To bask in the historic elements, one only has to walk outside. Water Mill makes its tradition easily accessible and unforgettable to all who can experience it.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

When in the Hamptons, do as the Hamptonites do. That’s the idea when stepping into Calissa Hamptons. This upscale and chic eatery offers top-shelf wine and gourmet Mediterranean dishes.

French cuisine is also available in the area at Bistro Ete. This decadent dining location is applauded for its delicious menu and unpretentious setting. With outdoor seating and delectable Tapas, Bistro Ete is always a table in high demand.

For an upscale meal in a peaceful, serene setting, The Plaza Café is a long-running favorite of the area. Featuring an innovative seafood menu consisting of locally sourced ingredients, this establishment takes some of the greatest local delicacies and serves them with a decadent sense of style.

For a taste of France in a rustic, active bistro, Almond is one of the best spots to enjoy a fine meal in Water Mill. This highly recommended venue has some of the most amazing drinks and meals anywhere on the East End. The friendly staff and great menu turn dinner into a destination.

Things to Do

To experience what makes Water Mill so beautiful, visit W. Scott Cameron Beach. This gorgeous piece of land on the bay provides a sense of tranquility along with an unforgettable view. With food vendors and showers available, it can easily become a day-long adventure.

Corn, donuts, and pumpkins all come together to make Hank’s Pumpkintown a significant attraction in Water Mill. With a helpful staff and autumn-themed items offered year-round, Hank’s has become a significant attraction in this area.

The Parrish Art Museum is a fantastic place to take in the local artwork from the 19th century to the present day. The building is a piece of art itself. Designed by Herzog and de Meuron Architects and opened in 2012, this gallery honors the Hamptons’ storied art scene. Simply arriving at the front door feels momentous. For an even more Long Island-like setting, the Water Mill Museum seems plucked straight from a piece of local artwork. This rustic waterfront location has art exhibitions and an annual quilt show.


Water Mill schools fall under the Southampton Union Free School District and has high ratings overall. Students may attend:


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Overview for WATER MILL, NY

2,113 people live in WATER MILL, where the median age is 50.9 and the average individual income is $140,042. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

50.9 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for WATER MILL, NY

WATER MILL has 983 households, with an average household size of 2.14. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in WATER MILL do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.13 / 51.87%

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

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Pike, Churchill Wines & Spirits, and Gourmet Sorbet.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.21 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.89 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.41 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.86 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.98 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
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