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SPOR TS & RECREATION BEACH DRIVING W ith a ribbon of sand on al- most all sides the Hamptons are ringed with ocean and bay beaches that beg to be explored. A tradition that goes back to the 1950’s when surplus Army jeeps became beach cruisers today there are vehicles fancy and plain that can put you in the drivers seat. But before you jump off the nearest park- ing lot onto the sand know two things. First, the beach is a tough place to drive and requires a proven SUV or truck that can handle it. That means real four-wheel drive, high clear- ances to get in and over deep ruts and plenty of horsepower to pull you out of trouble. Common sense? Sure, but you’d be surprised how many hubcap deep Caddy’s are towed off the high tide line every season! If you’re looking for beach driving style as well as performance you can drop by the folks at Southampton’s AVENTURA MOTORS 631- 283-8819 and take a look at their collection of off-road muscle. From fully restored 1960’s Broncos, Blazers and Scouts to top-of-the-line Land Rovers and Jeeps they’ve got iron that will pull you through any adventure you can find here. Now that you have the means you need the permits. You can’t drive the beach in either East Hampton or South without a valid beach driv- ing sticker. Top score your’s contact the EAST HAMPTON TOWN CLERK OFFICE 631-324- 4143 or SOUTHAMPTON CLERK’S 631-287- 5740. Going without one risks a very hefty fine, my sand loving friend, so make the call before you make the trek. warm-weather indoor courts, two dozen all-weather outdoor courts, professional clinics and instruction, a cozy club house and pro shop. With daily, monthly and seasonal memberships available they’re here when you need them. Out in Montauk those same folks have taken over the outdoor facilities at the Montauk Downs State Park. There MONTAUK DOWNS TENNIS 631-238-7160 they have a half dozen Har-Tru courts for a program very similar to East Hampton. Open to the public for daily play, with seasonal membership available they’ll also begin their second year providing a tennis camp and clinic this June open to kids and adults. Expect expert instruction for all ages and levels. If you are looking for the newest facility on the East End head to the Napeague Stretch between Montauk and Amagansett where 27 TENNIS 631-260-1480 of- fers a full range of programs. Completely re-built from top to bottom with 5 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts a spacious clubhouse, snack bar and a staff of profes- sionals waiting to help you take your first steps into tennis or fine-tune your game. Offering summer camp, private and group lessons for kids and adults, tourna- ments and leagues this cold be your new home-away from home for tennis in 2018.   GOLF One of the best public courses in NYS is the 6500 yard Robert Trent Jones designed MONTAUK DOWNS 631-668-5000. Complete with pro shop, NORTH HARBOR MONTAUK Luxury Harborview Accommodations 2 Full Bedrooms and Baths • Gourmet Kitchen • Harborview Decks Steps to Harbor's Shops and Restaurants • Weekly Stays with Housekeeping 631-668-5103 34 | Montauk Life | JUNE 2018