Sunday, July 28, 2013

Long Beach

Foster Memorial Town Beach also known as Long Beach, is one of the Hamptons best family beaches. Named after the farmer who donated the 13 acre beach property to Southampton Town (which Sag Harbor Village is a part of) back in the 1950s, the beach is renown for its beauty and easy access.
Long Beach (2013) by Ramiro 9.75" x 13.75"
Grenning Gallery just held a show of latest works by Ramiro and Melissa Franklin-Sanchez. The show included the painting above of Long Beach. Ramiro and Frankin-Sanchez have been living in Bridgehampton this summer and many of the Sag Harbor environs are featured in their work.
Long Beach plays host to a number of different water sports. Water skiing is actually fairly rare. Standup paddle board, kayaking, windsurfing, kite surfing and plain old kite flying are the norm.
The young children playing at the water's edge are the sweetest. The water is shallow and parents don't need to worry about dangerous surf. The shoreline offers rocks and shells for little hands to collect in their beach buckets. The only thing missing is a food concession, but if you remember to bring a cooler with supplies, the convenience of parking the family car near the shore makes up for it. No hauling beach chairs and umbrellas over hot sand for miles.
Sag Harbor Dingy (2011) by Ben Fenske 23.5" x 31.5"
Grenning Gallery will have a show of Ben Fenske's work opening August 3rd.
The lifeguards were just getting set up as I came by.
Long Beach (2008) by Ramiro 8" x 15.75"
Noyac Beach Kites by Marc Dalessio (2011) 12" x 16"
I've never seen the parking lot completely full. If you don't have a beach pass for the season it is $20 (per car) for a day pass. See you there!
Noyac Sunset (2007) Melissa Franklin Sanchez 14" x 19.5"
I am not a Grenning artist, nor do I receive any compensation for mentioning this gallery. 

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