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MontaukUnited States of America

With its rugged coastline and a peaceful atmosphere, “The End” of Long Island has never felt more removed from city life.

Known as “The End,” to locals, Montauk is located at the easternmost tip on Long Island. Known for its pristine beaches and rugged landscape, the area is a favored getaway for New Yorkers. Montauk is bordered by Block Island Sound to the west and the Atlantic to the east.

The town has a unique history - its name originates from the Montaukett Tribe, who lived on the island until the mid-eighteenth century. Legend holds that notorious pirate Captain Kidd also buried treasure near Money Pond, at the northeastern tip of Montauk.

More than half of Montauk’s land is preserved, making it perfect for nature hikes and outdoor recreation. Surfers will find their own slice of heaven at Ditch Plains Beach, and families always flock to Hither Hills State Park. The park is known for its camping availability for those who enjoy a rustic getaway.

Even if water skiing, surfing, swimming, or kayaking isn’t your forte, you can still enjoy the outdoors on a whale watching cruise, where you’re guaranteed see plenty of ocean animals off the coast. Seals and seabirds are abundant throughout Montauk, so keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. The area is also renowned for its excellent fishing, so why not rent a charter boat and enjoy a day on the open ocean?

Enjoy a photo opportunity at Montauk Point Lighthouse, the first lighthouse to be built in New York. A museum detailing the area’s unique history is also onsite.

The village is filled with souvenir shops, and its bars frequently offer concerts and live entertainment. Eat your fill of fresh-caught seafood in one of Montauk’s many restaurants before settling in at your lodging for the night. You can walk around some sections of the island, but thanks to the rural nature of Montauk, it is most easily accessible via car.

Route 27 runs directly from New York City to Montauk, which are a 2.5 hour drive from one another. Alternatively, visitors can access “The End” via the Long Island Railroad as it runs from Manhattan into Montauk. JFK, Newark, and LaGuardia International Airports are all located in New York City.

Top hotels in Montauk

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina
Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina
3.5 out of 5
32 Star Island Rd, Montauk, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$1,060 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Montauk hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Montauk Marine Basin, Fort Pond Bay Beach and Ditch Plains Beach. Montauk Downs State Park ...

4.1/5Very Good! (718 reviews)

"We had a great stay. Very clean and the renovations from the Old Yacht club were well done. Only complaint would be the food at the pool club..each time we had breakfast it felt like we were waisting money but what can you do during a pandemic. The new Showfish was great."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2020

Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina
Montauk Manor
Montauk Manor
3.5 out of 5
236 Edgemere St., Montauk, NY
The price is AU$642 per night

Situated near the beach, this condominium resort is within 1 mile (2 km) of Fort Pond and Fort Pond Bay Beach. Shadmoor State Park and South Edison Beach are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (275 reviews)

"Perfect place for a family getaway. Staff was friendly and the room was very clean. The complimentary shuttle service is a definite plus. Highly recommend the property."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2020

Montauk Manor
Marram
Marram
4 out of 5
21 Oceanview Terrace, Montauk, NY
The price is AU$1,286 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Montauk hotel is within a 15-minute walk of South Edison Beach and Shadmoor State Park. Ditch Plains Beach and Montauk Downs State ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (37 reviews)

"My husband and I were very pleased with our experience. Location is perfect. The property is on the beach and many restaurants are within walking distance. The food served by the hotel was also good. We really liked the very laid back and relaxing vibe of the place. We will be back."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul. 2020

Marram

Popular places to visit in Montauk

Montauk Point
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Montauk Point

Check out hiking trails, fishing spots, surf beaches and historic landmarks at the expansive nature reserve on the eastern tip of Long Island’s South Fork.

Montauk Point Lighthouse
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Montauk Point Lighthouse

Learn about New York State’s oldest lighthouse in its museum before climbing to the top for panoramic ocean views.

Ditch Plains Beach
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Ditch Plains Beach

Beginner surfers or long-boarders, you’re in for a treat. This Montauk beach has an extra-long break that is perfect for cruising and taking in the views.

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