Montauk, located on New York's Long Island, is a quaint place to unwind. The East Hampton town stays busy with tourists who enjoy checking out the local sights, hotels, food and fun activities.
The Montauk Point Light was the first lighthouse in New York, and it is the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States.
The Montauk Yacht Club is a full-service hotel with indoor and outdoor pools, spas, saunas, tennis, volleyball, yoga and a fitness center. <i>Yachting Magazine</i> ranked the hotel as one of the Top 10 Marina Destinations in North America, Mexico, Bahamas and the Caribbean.
Montauk is a major tourist destination, and it has 6 state parks, including Montauk Point State Park (pictured). It is particularly famous for its saltwater fishing and surfing.
Relax and enjoy the sun set at one of several hotels and resorts located in Montauk, including the Beach Plum Resort, Oceanside Beach Resort and Wavecrest Resort.
Montauk made <i>Surfer Magazine’s</i> 10 Best Surf Towns in America, coming in at #8. It’s one of the most popular surfing destinations on the East Coast, and it offers beginners and experts a variety of spots to develop their skills or polish their techniques.
Montauk is considered a beach resort, and it has become one of the busiest tourist locations in East Hampton. Many of the hotels are only open April through November, while a few serve fishermen and other customers year round.
Located at the tip of the South Fork peninsula, Montauk is home to the largest commercial and recreational fishing fleet in New York.
During the summer, head to the Clam Bar at Napeague, an outdoor restaurant located west of Montauk. It’s known for its fresh seafood dishes, including this delicious lobster roll.
Need a place to stay? Check out the infamous Gurney’s Inn, featured on Travel Channel’s TV show, <a title="Hotel Impossible" href="http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/hotel-impossible" target="_blank"><em> <b>Hotel Impossible</b></em></a>. While you’re there, be sure to see how the hotel’s management and the décor have changed after receiving constructive advice and suggestions from hotel fixer Anthony Melchiorri.
Fishing is a favorite pastime in Montauk. Some local companies offer fishing vacations, including a fun, fishing trip on a chartered boat. You can also plan a fly fishing trip on your own, too.
Visit the whaling port of Sag Harbor, located in both in both East Hampton and Southampton. Go sailing on the Atlantic Ocean or stay close by and explore Sag Harbor’s nature preserves, rich fauna and a variety of endangered species, including the eastern tiger salamander.
Dune Resort’s Sun n’ Sound Hotel overlooks tranquil Block Island Sound, and it’s a quick walk to Montauk Harbor, sport fishing charters and local restaurants. Most rooms have a private deck for you to enjoy a spectacular view of the sunset and the calming waters nearby.