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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.

Where to stay in Montauk

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Culloden Shores

4.5/5Wonderful!(54 area reviews)

While Culloden Shores might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Montauk Marine Basin and Montauk Downs State Park.

Culloden Shores

Top Hotels in Montauk

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Montauk Manor
Montauk Manor
3.5 out of 5
236 Edgemere St., Montauk, NY
The price is NT$3,233 per night

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

4.4/5Wonderful! (234 reviews)

"I like to stay in my room, I stayed before in 2002, but it not available anymore:( I Was stay in Room 216 . It is ieven more spectacular, but not have sitting outside.."…"

Reviewed on 2020/5/29

Montauk Manor
Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
4 out of 5
290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY
The price is NT$16,762 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Montauk resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Shadmoor State Park, Montauk County Park, and Montauk Marine Basin. Camp Hero State Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (336 reviews)

"Beautiful rooms with incredible views. Canopy beds on the beach and drinks around the fire pit in the evening were so much fun. Great place!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/5/30

Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina
Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina
3.5 out of 5
32 Star Island Rd, Montauk, NY
The price is NT$8,855 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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (691 reviews)

"It was Clean and the staff was friendly. Good get away. Very Hard to rate for Real due to COVID 19 but they did as well as anyone could expect"…"

Reviewed on 2020/5/29

Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina

Popular places to visit in Montauk

Montauk Point
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Montauk Point

4.5/5(246 reviews)

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

4.5/5(266 reviews)

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

4.5/5(30 reviews)

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.

Hither Hills State Park
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Hither Hills State Park

4.5/5(14 reviews)

Go fishing, hiking, biking or cross-country skiing at this coastal nature reserve and stay overnight at the park’s scenic waterfront campgrounds.

South Edison Beach
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South Edison Beach

Explore the great outdoors at South Edison Beach, a lovely green space in Montauk. Wander the area's beautiful beaches or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Shadmoor State Park
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Shadmoor State Park

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Experience the rugged beauty of the South Fork’s Atlantic coastline when you explore the hiking trails, fishing spots and scenic viewpoints in this nature reserve.

Reviews of Montauk

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 24, 2020

Fell in love with Montauk.

4/5 - Good

PG

Feb 27, 2020

Off season there’s not a lot going on, but it’s peaceful. The lighthouse isn’t open at the point this time of year, but you can walk on the beach and we saw seals in the surf.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 17, 2020

Just breath taking no matter what time of the year.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 10, 2020

Gurney was nice

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 25, 2020

As it was off season , limited choices for eating out .

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 20, 2020

I only go in the off season - but Thanksgiving was a bridge too far. Although I called ahead and was assured at least one restaurant would be open for dinner, Montauk and the whole Hamptons let me down. Looks like I'm stuck with family next year.

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