There are many reasons to be anti-Hamptons. The hype, the snobbery, and the prevalance of cheesy white parties, for one. The long drive, or worse yet, the reserved cars on the LIRR carrying hordes of sun-starved New Yorkers east that somehow always has too few seats. The train ride is long, cramped, and filled with familiar faces, sure, but that shouldn't stop you from saying yes to that beach share for the weekend. From local wine and beer haunts to picturesque ocean views, here are 10 reasons the Hamptons are still worth the haul.

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