A ban on daytime drinking on weekends and holidays at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett was approved unanimously last Thursday by the East Hampton Town Board.
Enforcement will begin as soon as the law is filed with New York State, which will take a number of business days.
The law will be in effect through September. After that, the town board has said its efficacy at tamping down unruly parties on the beach, which prompted numerous residents to complain, will be assessed.
The no-drinking ban covers an area extending 1,000 feet in either direction from the road ending at the beach. It will only affect hours when lifeguards are on duty.
The town board vote last week followed a hearing on the proposal earlier that night. An earlier proposal, on which a separate hearing was held, would have imposed daily limits in a wider area of beach, and would have applied to Amagansett’s Atlantic Avenue beach as well as Indian Wells. The East Hampton Town Trustees, who have jurisdiction over most town beaches, opposed that law, and the legislation was revised.