118 miles east of Manhattan on Long Island, you’ll find yourself at the tip of the South Fork peninsula – welcome to the “end of the world“. 70′ bluffs stretch across the shoreline down to the lighthouse. You can easily lose yourself walking along low dunes or enjoying the majestic views from the high cliffs. Camp Hero State Park expands over 415 miles of diverse areas with an expansive beachfront and a great option to take in these gorgeous views!
Montauk also plays host to an array of restaurants, hotels, state parks, some of the best beaches in the country and the famed Montauk Point Lighthouse (the first lighthouse in New York state and the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States).
As the “Fishing Capital of the World”, Montauk claims to have more world saltwater fishing records than any other port in the world and is home to the largest commercial and recreational fishing fleet in New York state. Here you’ll find some of the greatest sport fishing on the East Coast. For big game fish you can charter a boat offshore where you’ll find shark, tuna, marlin, and mahi mahi or stay inshore for flounder, fluke, porgies, bluefish, striped bass, and blackfish. Viking Fleet located in Montauk Harbor offers year round fishing trips, ferry service, whale watching, sunset cruises and private charters.
Fan of Showtime’s The Affair? Visit Deep Hollow Ranch (known as Lockhart Ranch in the show) to experience breathtaking scenery and pristine coastline on horseback.
Deep Hollow Ranch lays claim to being the birthplace of the American Cowboy and the oldest working ranch in the U.S.A.
A variety of lodging options to meet every budget attract visitors who want to experience the Montauk vibe. If you want to splurge, check out Gurney’s Montauk. This oceanfront resort destination boasts direct access to a 2,000-foot private sand beach, dramatic ocean views, five restaurants, a spa, rooms, suites and beachfront cottages.
Gurney’s is also home to the Beach Club which offers the only beachfront food and beverage experience in the Hamptons.
Experience Montauk as a local and head over to Gosman’s for a chill atmosphere, waterfront dining and of course, amazing views. Find a spot and people watch the day away.
At Gosman’s you’ll also find some pretty cool boutique shops offering great finds, cute tchotchkes and souvenirs to remind you of your getaway. 😉
Your Montauk getaway is not complete without a visit to the iconic Montauk Brewing Co. Tasting Room. There’s no better place to enjoy a beer (or 2 whose counting) that embodies the spirit of the town.
Here’s another great spot you might recognize from The Affair, where Noah meets Alison for the first time. Whether you are a fan or not, it’s a great pit stop for a melt in your mouth lobster roll.
The perfect location for a weekend or day trip, Montauk lets you escape your hectic lifestyle. You can plan your own adventure; whether that means fishing, water sports, basking in the sun, biking through gorgeous trails or hunting for the perfect lobster roll. Here’s to living your best #longislandlife!