Surrounded by the Peconic Bay, Shinnecock Bay, and Tiana Bay, the hamlet of Hampton Bays is about 18 square miles. Tourism and commercial fishing are critical components of the local economy. The district operates three schools, serving Pre-K through grade 12. Recreational facilities are abundant in Hampton Bays. Residents have access to the ocean at Ponquogue Beach on Dune Road, and there are many locations that offer boating, fishing, and a multitude of water sports. Numerous waterside restaurants are located throughout the area. Red Creek Park provides ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, and picnic facilities. Hampton Bays is filled with many family friendly activities, including a multi-screen movie theater.