Montauk, NY

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Ditch Plains Beach featuring general coastal views and a sandy beach 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.

Where to stay in Montauk

Montauk Manor
Montauk Manor
3.5 out of 5
236 Edgemere St., Montauk, NY, 11954
The price is $114 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
$114
per night
Dec 5 - Dec 6
Stay at this 3.5-star spa aparthotel in Montauk. Enjoy free internet, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (780 reviews)
"Beautiful ambiance! Excellent grounds! Clean rooms. Everything was really nice."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Montauk Manor
Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
4 out of 5
290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY, 11954
The price is $324 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
$324
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Montauk. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (464 reviews)
"Amazing....nowhere else like it"

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
Born Free Suites by the Sea
Born Free Suites by the Sea
3 out of 5
115 South Emerson Avenue, Montauk, NY, 11954
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $121 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
$121
per night
Dec 5 - Dec 6
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Montauk. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (221 reviews)
"I was misled by the name of the property by including "by the Sea". I expected I can see the ocean from the room, but it was not. However, it is a very short walk to the beach. Room condition is OK overall. But appliances are very outdated. The TV does not have HDMI port as an example."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Born Free Suites by the Sea
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, 11954
Stay at this 3.5-star spa aparthotel in Montauk. Enjoy free internet, an outdoor pool, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (780 reviews)
"Beautiful ambiance! Excellent grounds! Clean rooms. Everything was really nice."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Montauk Manor
Born Free Suites by the Sea
Born Free Suites by the Sea
3 out of 5
115 South Emerson Avenue, Montauk, NY, 11954
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Montauk. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (221 reviews)
"I was misled by the name of the property by including "by the Sea". I expected I can see the ocean from the room, but it was not. However, it is a very short walk to the beach. Room condition is OK overall. But appliances are very outdated. The TV does not have HDMI port as an example."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Born Free Suites by the Sea
The Surf Club
The Surf Club
3.5 out of 5
20 Surfside Avenue, Montauk, NY, 11954
Stay at this 3.5-star beach aparthotel in Montauk. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and room service. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (206 reviews)
"The people where so nice very accommodating was a pleasure I recommend to everyone to book here can’t wait to book again!!!! Overall ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

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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