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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

Top Hotels in Montauk

Montauk Manor
Montauk Manor
3.5 out of 5
236 Edgemere St., Montauk, NY
The price is ¥8,403 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3

Situated near the beach, this condo resort 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! (351 reviews)

"Beautiful old time building, but up to date modern accommodations. Loved the balcony view. We had 1 bed, 2 bath with comfy living area and full kitchen."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

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 ¥27,800 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (362 reviews)

"Everything is F9! Just Food Little Expensive , But I love That Place Gor Sure, People Are Amazing. Stuffs They Are Very Help Full ."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
Marram
Marram
4 out of 5
21 Oceanview Terrace, Montauk, NY
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Nestled on the beach, this Montauk hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of South Edison Beach, Shadmoor State Park, and Ditch Plains Beach. Montauk Downs State Park and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (61 reviews)

"We enjoyed the guided morning meditation, access to the beach and they had a wonderful staff!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

Marram
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Vacation Rentals in Montauk

Montauk Manor
Montauk Manor
3.5 out of 5
236 Edgemere St., Montauk, NY
The price is ¥8,403 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3

Situated near the beach, this condo resort 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! (351 reviews)

"Beautiful old time building, but up to date modern accommodations. Loved the balcony view. We had 1 bed, 2 bath with comfy living area and full kitchen."…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

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 ¥14,008 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Situated near the beach, this condo building is within a 5-minute walk of South Edison Beach and Kirk Park Beach. Fort Pond and Second House Museum are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (118 reviews)

"Great location across the street from the beach. Studio with full kitchenette, dining area, and sofa. A coffee table, nightstand, and more accessible electric plugs would have been good."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

Born Free Suites by the Sea
The Surf Club
The Surf Club
3.5 out of 5
20 Surfside Avenue, Montauk, NY

Nestled on the beach, this Montauk condo building is within a 15-minute walk of South Edison Beach, Kirk Park Beach, and Fort Pond. Shadmoor State Park and Second ...

4.2/5Very Good! (158 reviews)

"Very homey! Nice units and property. We had a great time"…"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

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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