Our father used to say that the best places in life are the hardest to get to. Montauk, the easternmost point in New York, is certainly that. Known colloquially as “The End,” Montauk has a wildness to it. While close to the quaint streets, picture-perfect houses and manicured hedgerows of the Hamptons, it’s about as far away in vibe as you can imagine.
Home to some of the best fishing grounds in the world, and rugged, open beaches pounded by the waves of the Atlantic, Montauk is for fishermen with callused hands and surfers with salt in their hair. It’s a place for beach goers who are happy with four walls and minimal creature comforts; for those who prefer life with a weathered patina.
If you’re heading out east, make sure to check out some of our good friends and our favorite places.