Tens of thousands of people visit Montauk, the very last town on the most eastern tip of Long Island, each summer from all over the world. Most people come to Montauk to go fishing, surfing or to enjoy their summer vacations.
Montauk has loads of history like the Montauk Point Lighthouse commissioned by George Washington, the Montaukett Native American tribe and even an old US military base that is now Camp Hero State Park.
Besides the impressive history, Montauk is quite beautiful. Sweeping white sand beaches with grassy dunes, bluffs towering over the ocean, lakes, ponds and a large horse shoe shaped bay. Montauk is full of energy and vibrancy in the summer and in contrast quiet and still in the winter.
Montauk is just special! And if you haven’t experienced it yet.. I hope you find out one day soon.
Hi! I’m Ariana. I’ve lived in Montauk since I was 4 years old. My mom and dad moved my sister and I to Montauk in the early 90’s for my dad’s fishing business. I’ve lived here most of my life with the exception of college and a few years in New York City.
Below are quick facts about Montauk and farther down you will find tons of helpful and detailed guides to Montauk.
I recommend starting with the Ultimate Montauk Travel Guide here.
Montauk Quick Facts:
The hamlet of Montauk is located in New York State and is at the most eastern tip of Long Island in the town of East Hampton.
Montauk is approximately 115 miles east of New York City. The drive from NYC to Montauk could take 2.5 to 5+ hours depending on the time of year.
- John F. Kennedy International (JFK)
- LaGuardia (LGA)
- MacArther Airport on Long Island (ISP)
- Local Airports: East Hampton Airport & Montauk Airport
- Train: Long Island Railroad
- Coach Bus: Hampton Jitney
- Private Plane
Montauk is a special and unique place and once you visit you will agree! The beauty, beaches, waves and fishing are what bring most people to Montauk!
High Season in Montauk is from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. July and August are the busiest months of the year.
Shoulder Season in Montauk is May and September & October.
Off Season in Montauk is November through April. During these months majority of restaurants, shops and hotels are closed.
Montauk is approximately 36 square miles including land and water.
According the the 2020 Census Montauk has 4,300 residents.
- Amagansett – 12 miles
- East Hampton – 14 miles
- Springs – 15 miles
- Wainscott – 18 miles
The best way to get around Montauk is by car, taxi or bicycle.
(Montauk is spread out and hilly – before you head out on a bike check your route!)
The best waves in Montauk are in the Fall and Winter. However, the best waves to learn on happen in the summer.
There are no stop lights in Montauk.
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