Tooling down Dune Road with the top down and your best friend in the front seat snarfing in the sea smells, soaking in the sun on a bayside beach in Montauk, or just sitting on a bench in East Hampton people watching, the South Fork of Long Island has tons of fun to offer, in season and off.

First, of course, you’ve got to get there. If you want to avoid fighting the traffic on your lonesome, you and your pet can travel together on the Hampton Jitney, so long as your pet is small enough to fit into a DOT-approved carrier that you can set on your lap for the duration of the trip if the coach fills up (there’s also a $10 fee for your pet).

However you choose to travel, once you get there, the Hamptons have plenty to offer, starting with the many pet-friendly lodgings you’ll find on petswelcome. You’ll also want to check out our guide to the pet-friendly beaches of the Hamptons/South Fork. If you want to enjoy the sea air without the sand, you and your pet can visit the local lighthouses, Montauk Point Lighthouse and Cedar Island Lighthouse in East Hampton. And if you find yourself in the Hamptons in August, be sure to check out the Hampton Classic horse show. Your well-behaved dog is permitted on leash, with some restrictions.

Also, you can use the South Fork as a jumping off point for other adventures. Hop on the Viking Fleet ferry in Montauk and you can be in New London, CT, or Block Island in just one hour; your pet is welcome aboard, though not permitted in the cabins, which means you might want to think twice before taking the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard (a 5-hour tour, as the Gilligan might say).

Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels in Hamptons

Pet Policy: The Southampton Inn welcomes well behaved pets for a fee of $49 per night per pet. Our property has a limited number of pet friendly rooms. Please confirm availability at the time of booking to avoid disappointment.

Policy Confirmed: 07/22/2021 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 07/22/2021

Points of Interest: Cooper's Beach, Southampton Historical Museum, art galleries, dining, fishing, golfing, and boutique shopping.

Discount: Book an overnight stay during the month of March and your pet gets to stay for half price!

Pet Policy: One dog permitted per guest room. A 50.00 non refundable fee is required at check in. Dogs must be crated or housekeeping will not enter the room. All dogs must be leashed when in public space. Cats are not permitted.

Policy Confirmed: 07/31/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 07/31/2018

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes in Hamptons



66 Newtown Lane,
East Hampton, NY
Pet Friendly Babette's in East Hampton, New York

At Babette's, the ingredients are organic and locally sourced whenever possible. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu choices can include Smoked Salmon Benedict, Moroccan Spiced Turkey Burger, and Pan-Seared Montauk Sea Scallops. You and your best friend are welcome on their pet-friendly patio.


The Maidstone

207 Main Street,
East Hampton, NY
Pet Friendly The Maidstone in East Hampton, New York

Ask for garden seating and you can enjoy the menu with your pooch at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. Enjoy brunch, lunch, or dinner, or simply a glass of wine with one of their delicious appetizers, like the oysters on the half shell, duck confit, or crispy calamari with lemon aioli.