Many things about Montauk make it a very special and desirable destination. The town had changed dramatically over the last several years as its unparalleled beauty and charm have become more well known. With Native American roots and a deep history of fishing and surfing, this town retains an impossible to replicate beach vibe and cheery energy which draws visitors and residents from all walks of life.


One of Montauk’s most recognizable landmarks, the lighthouse at “The End,” is the oldest lighthouse in New York State. At the tip of Long Island, Montauk is surrounded by ocean, and life here revolves around it.


This area differs from the rest of the Hamptons in several ways, real estate included. There are impressive mansions on the cliffs and dunes, many of which are skewing modern. The rental market is larger here, with many condos and cottages to choose from for a low key, beachy getaway.

Explore Montauk:


  • Gurney's Seawater Spa & Resort

  • Montauk Lighthouse Museum

  • Camp Hero State Park

  • Montauk Point State Park

  • Deep Hollow Ranch

  • Gosman's Marina & Shops

  • Montauk Salt Cave

Best Bites

  • Left Hand Coffee

  • Joni's

  • Naturally Good

  • Gig Shack

  • Montauk Juice Factory

  • Tacombi

  • The Crow's Nest

  • Swallow East

  • Duryea's Lobster Deck

  • Harvest on Fort Pond

  • Scarpetta Beach


  • Ruschmeyer's

  • Solé East

  • Navy Beach

  • The Surf Lodge

  • The Sloppy Tuna

  • The Point Bar & Grill

  • Memory Hotel

  • Montauk Brewing Company

  • Montauket

  • Grey Lady


  • Sunset Surf Shack

  • Air + Speed Surf Shop

  • FIN Montauk

Montauk Beaches:

You’re likely going to need to obtain a pass to visit the expansive stretches of Atlantic Ocean beaches. Please use this free PDF from the Town of East Hampton with to find full details on beach parking, passes, and rules. Live town beach conditions are available here.