Get to know Remsenburg
Shaped like an oven mitt extending into the waters off Long Island’s southern shoreline, Remsenberg, though set within the town of Southampton, has a lack of commercial glitz in a very un-Hamptons-like way. But with regard to real estate and exclusivity, it certainly belongs, as the hamlet is a magnet for theater folk, writers, and media figures who don’t have any desire to be in the center of the action but who appreciate country roads lined with historic homes. Residents have included writer P.G. Wodehouse (whose gravesite is found at Remsenburg Community Presbyterian Church) and Guys and Dolls composer Frank Loesser. Set due west of Westhampton, Remsenberg is reachable and crossed by the parallel arteries of Montauk Highway and South Country Road. Though its boundary with Speonk is indistinct, Remsenburg is the name given to the southern coastal area, with the former to the north; both names are used for Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary School.
Culture & Commerce
Residents enjoy Remsenburg’s no-stoplight culture and its lack of a business hub. Yet local pride is in evidence, as represented by the Remsenburg Association, a nonprofit devoted to maintaining the rural character of the hamlet — and discouraging development. The Remsenburg Academy, formerly a boys school dating from 1885, is the venue for ArtRemsenburg, a series of cultural events focusing on painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media. Remsenburg Marina, on the hamlet’s west coast across the bay from Eastport, offers dockage, boat sales, and repairs.