On Location: The Hamptons, New York

Marie Claire's fashion team hits the beaches of Long Island

Marie Claires fashion team hits the beaches of Long Island

We stayed at…

The Baker House 1650 (bakerhouse1650.com), a high class country house-style B&B in East Hampton with seven plush rooms, glorious gardens, a pool and spa. Double rooms cost from £421 until 30 September, then from £301 until 29 November, including breakfast and those vital beach parking permits.

Hamptons style: the garden at The Baker House 1650

Our top five things to do…

Join the happy seaside scene on the East Hampton sands.

Go cycling (bermudabikes.com) and horseriding (deephollowranch.com).

Buy a dress at Lily Pulitzer (55 Newtown Lane, lilypulitzer.com).

Feast on homemade lobster ravioli at Bay Kitchen Bar (baykitchenbar.com).

Have a sundowner at Wölffer Estate Wine Stand (wolffer.com).

Sunny days: book at table at Bay Kitchen Bar

Let’s go…

British Airways (ba.com) flies to New York (JFK) from London Heathrow, from £428 return in September. East Hampton is a two-hour drive east. The Hamptons – The Delaplaine 2015 Long Weekend Guide (£5.48; Long Weekend Guides) has all the low-down, and see discoverlongisland.com.

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