Montauk

Travel Guide
Ditch Plains Beach featuring a sandy beach and general coastal views as well as a small group of people

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.

Montauk Manor
Montauk Manor
3.5 out of 5
236 Edgemere St., Montauk, NY
The price is CA $152 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shadmoor State Park, Fort Pond, and Fort Pond Bay Beach. South Edison Beach and Montauk Downs ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (568 reviews)
"This property was beyond beautiful! We felt as if we were living the life of loyalty while staying here. Immaculate living area! We got a 2 bedroom loft and it was lovely. Too bad we only were able to stay one night! Everyone should stay here if you're staying in montauk!"

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2021

Montauk Manor
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 CA $424 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Nestled on the beach, this Montauk hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Montauk Marine Basin, Montauk Downs State Park, and Shadmoor State Park. Ditch Plains Beach ...
4.1/5Very Good! (779 reviews)
"Pricey, but overall a very nice and relaxing stay. There is Something for everyone to do."

Reviewed on Aug. 19, 2021

Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina
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 CA $675 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Nestled on the beach, this Montauk resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Shadmoor State Park, Montauk County Park, and Camp Hero State Park. Montauk Marine Basin ...
4.2/5Very Good! (409 reviews)
"Everything was generally great, but there was a massive bee problem at the property! For such a luxury resort, I imagine it wouldn't be much trouble to have a professional service pre-treat the area to reduce the prevalence of bees and other insects. At Tillie's breakfast outside on the deck, all ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 11, 2021

Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Montauk Manor
Montauk Manor
3.5 out of 5
236 Edgemere St., Montauk, NY
The price is CA $152 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shadmoor State Park, Fort Pond, and Fort Pond Bay Beach. South Edison Beach and Montauk Downs ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (568 reviews)
"This property was beyond beautiful! We felt as if we were living the life of loyalty while staying here. Immaculate living area! We got a 2 bedroom loft and it was lovely. Too bad we only were able to stay one night! Everyone should stay here if you're staying in montauk!"

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2021

Montauk Manor
Born Free Suites by the Sea
Born Free Suites by the Sea
3 out of 5
115 South Emerson Avenue, Montauk, NY
The price is CA $193 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of South Edison Beach and Kirk Park Beach. Fort Pond and Second House Museum are also within ...
4.2/5Excellent! (178 reviews)
"Close to the town and beach. A lot of good restaurants and bars in walking distance. Never had to interact with any staff. Everything was done by text messaging, including check in/out and getting fresh towels or sheets. We had a great time!"

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2021

Born Free Suites by the Sea
The Surf Club
The Surf Club
3.5 out of 5
20 Surfside Avenue, Montauk, NY
The price is CA $446 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Nestled on the beach, this Montauk aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of South Edison Beach, Kirk Park Beach, and Fort Pond. Shadmoor State Park and Second ...
4.1/5Very Good! (181 reviews)
"Great communication from the front staff."

Reviewed on Aug. 2, 2021

The Surf Club
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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