Known for its exceptionally beautiful ocean beaches, open skies and sunsets, Sagaponack extends northward from the shore across some of the most fertile farmland on Long Island. Potatoes, vegetable crops and wine grapes are grown here. Prominent people from many fields are drawn to the seclusion and exclusivity of Sagaponack. Although the area is increasingly being developed, there are also extensive protected farm reserves and open vistas. Farmland preserved and protected by the efforts of the Peconic Land Trust ensures that some family farms will remain as demand for luxury housing increases. Today some of the old barns in the area that are no longer used by farmers have been turned into modern residences that retain their historic character and details while providing state of the art amenities.
One of the earliest parts of Southampton to be settled, Sagaponack was founded in 1653 and laid out before Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor. Originally called Sagg, it was home to farmers, fishermen and whalers. Sagaponack today is residential. The Sagaponack Historic District, which includes homes, farms, the one-room schoolhouse (still in operation) and the post office, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. The Village of Sagaponack was incorporated in 2005. An Architectural and Historic Review Board oversees building matters in the Historic District and a Tree Committee supervises the planting and maintenance of street trees in the village.
The world-famous Madoo Conservancy, the garden of the late painter Robert Dash, is open to the public on summer weekends and offers a number of programs and events. Wolffer Estate Vineyards offers live music on weekends at their winery and outdoors in summer. The estate also operates equestrian facilities. Other popular destinations in Sagaponack include Town Line BBQ on Montauk Highway, and Poxabogue Golf Center across the street, which has a nine-hole public golf course, driving range and putting green, offers lessons and summer camps, and includes a pro shop and a restaurant.
“We have lived in many of the Hamptons from Water Mill to Montauk. We always knew we would settle in Sagaponack. It always felt like home to us! We have traveled all over the world and there is no better sunset than in Sagaponack.” - Colleen & Andrew Saunders
"What attracted me to Sagaponack over 30+ years ago was the farmland and the historical homes right on the ocean. It was a little sleepier back then, but Sagaponack still has the most beautiful light and historical quality that thankfully is being preserved.” -- Jane Gill
“Peaceful, idyllic Sagaponack! Long, lavish lanes filled with the well heeled are hidden behind tall hedges. Beautiful beaches create perfect harmony with the renowned vineyards and horse farms. The red one room schoolhouse is the cherry on top of a delicious life enjoyed here.” -- Laura White