The only thing better than hanging out at the beach? Doing so with a drink in hand. Below, the five best oceanview sip spots in the East End and the cocktails to order at them.
Margablanca at Navy Beach Watch the sun set with the best view of the water from Navy Beach. Sip a refreshing Margablanca—a tequila-based cocktail made with white grape, rosemary, and lavender—as you dip your toes in the water and the sun fades below the horizon. 16 Navy Rd., Montauk, 668-6868
Sun Kissed Coconut at Gurney’s Montauk Gurney’s is the perfect place to lounge on a chaise with your feet in the sand on a sunny summer day. To make the most out of your experience, order the Sun Kissed Coconut, which incorporates fresh coconut and the made-from-chocolate Solbeso liquor into a sweet indulgence. 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk, 668-2345
Diplomatico Reserva at Sunset Beach This André Balazs hot spot on Shelter Island boasts beautiful ocean views. Order the Diplomatico Reserva and sit under a signature yellow umbrella on the beach. 35 Shore Rd., Shelter Island Heights, 749-2001
The Dirty Shirley at The Sloppy Tuna It doesn’t get more summery than the Sloppy Tuna. Whether you head there for an afternoon drink or a night on the town, this locale is guaranteed to provide a good time with an impressive view. Order the Dirty Shirley for a cheeky take on a fruity childhood favorite. 148 Emerson Ave., Montauk, 647-8000
Venetian Spritzer at Beacon Add Beacon to your bar-hopping rotation if you want a drink with a view. Slide up to the circular bar and order the popular Venetian Spritzer, a concoction including prosecco, aperol, soda, and orange. 8 W. Water St., Sag Harbor, 725-7088