If you love the ocean, it really doesn’t get any better than Calverton Meadows. Not only has the nearby Westhampton Beach been called “the most beautiful beach in the world,” Calverton is centrally and nearby located to a long list of other beaches. A few local favorites include Lashley Beach (also known as Jetty 4); Cupsoque Beach; Shoreham Beach; and North Shore Beach.
The immediate area surrounding Calverton Meadows is worth noting, too. The community is enveloped by lush wine vineyards, open in their peak season for wine tastings, live music, and other fun activities. You can pick your own apples from an apple orchard within walking distance of your home, and in the winter, this same orchard offers hand-grown Christmas trees.
Calverton is surrounded by golf courses and private clubs, relaxing spas, yacht clubs, stretches of ocean, ways to enjoy the water, fine dining, and all of the ways you can dream of spoiling yourself and your loved ones -- but without the hefty Long Island price tag.
Here are a few highlights from this area:
* Calverton is home to the National Cemetery, with more than 1,000 acres of land honoring veterans and their families.
* Check out the Montauk Point Lighthouse for Seal watching; making this an extremely popular destination
* Hit balls at the many area golf courses, such as the Fox Hill Golf & Country Club, an 18-hole regulation-length golf course.
* Feeling youthful (or got the grandkids over)? Enjoy the spring and summers at Splish Splash, a 96-acre water park in Riverhead that features 30 different rides.
* The Peconic River Herb Farm is a riverfront farm and plant nursery, with colorful gardens and educational workshops.
* Pelican Charters offers captained charters on Maine Cat 41 Pelicans.
* The Village of Westhampton Beach, on the south shore of Long Island, is a great destination not far away.
* Don’t miss the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium.
* Check out the wading pond, Deep Pond, a unique glacial kettlehole on the Schiff Scout Reservation.
* Visit the historical Shinnecock Bay Lighthouse, first activated in 1858.