Take a Trip to Montauk
June 12, 2014
When you think Montauk you think breezy days spent on sprawling beaches, but there is a lot more to Montauk than just a beautiful coastline. Known to many Long Islanders as “The End” for it’s location at the easternmost point of the island and New York state, this historic East Hampton hamlet is a great day or overnight trip destination. At two hours from The Waypointe, Montauk is perfectly located for a long day trip or an overnight getaway. We’ve compiled a helpful guide of must-see attractions and spots at the serene Montauk neighborhood.
To say Montauk is a beach town is an understatement. As home to the largest commercial and recreational fishing fleet in all of New York state, Montauk enjoys some of the best ocean views and fishing waters on the eastern seaboard. Fisher-men and -women will appreciate both inshore and offshore fishing options. You can enjoy a brisk excursion on a recreational fishing charter boat, where you can catch fish 20-60 miles offshore or see all the open water sights and animals. Some great recreational fishing charters are the Marlin Fleet and Ebb Tide and Viking Fleet.
If you don’t want to flex your sea legs and want to enjoy the ocean from the shore, there are a lot of great options in Montauk. Ditch Plains Beach offers great surf spots and a few concessions options, or you can head to South Edison Beach, one of the most popular beach destinations in Montauk. If you want to explore all the variety of Montauk beaches, be sure to stop by Fort Pond, a picturesque pebbly beach.
Montauk is a beautiful and historic hamlet that boasts a huge variety of beautiful landmarks and attractions. You can stop by Camp Hero State Park, which features trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, as well as a great surfing beach. Hither Hills State Park is another great option for outdoor recreation. And of course, The Montauk Lighthouse, the easternmost lighthouse on the island, which offers stunning coastline views.
Sample some of the fresh seafood Long Island has to offer at one of Montauk’s many seafood restaurants. Try Crabby Cowboy Cafe for tasty fare in a casual atmosphere, try their lobster rolls or fresh fish and chips. Harvest on Fort Pond is one of Montauk’s most renowned restaurants, and the waiting list in the summer months is long--but if you get a table you can sample some of it’s famous Italian seafood dishes.
If you decide to make your trip an overnight one, consider staying at Gurney’s Inn Spa & Salon, Montauk’s most famous inn.
Whether you want to explore the bustle of the city or the beautiful windswept beaches of Montauk, at The Waypointe you're located near it all, right at the perfect intersection of luxury and convenience.