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.
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.