Guide to Montauk, NY with Mandy Brooks
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Originally published October 2010
Montauk is a beach town on the Easternmost tip of Long Island and is known for it’s laid back and relaxed beach vibes.
It’s less flashy than it’s neighbor The Hamptons and has been popular with surfers and families for years. It’s gotten a bit more hip the past few Summers as the art, fashion and music crowds have started to move in, but there is still plenty of old-school, mom and pop hotels and rustic beach town charm to keep everyone happy.
If you’re looking for a place to stay, check out the popular East Deck Motel at Ditch Plains. They rent several types of rooms and are located next to the most popular surf spot in town. It’s pretty affordable, but they sell out early in the season, so book early! If you’re looking for a little more luxury in your accommodations, try one of the two Sole East properties. The rooms are decorated mainly in white with minimal decor and are super clean and renovated, but can be pricey on the weekends. For a more traditional Montauk feel, try Gurney’s Inn.
Looking for a bite to eat? Try the sandwiches and juices at the Ditch Witch truck at Ditch Plains or Joni’s in town. There is usually a line for both spots, but it’s worth the wait. Feeling like a fiesta? Find the Montaco Truck for a quick taco or head on over to The Hideaway for some margaritas and chilaquiles. Want fish and chips? Need a caterer for your clam bake? Try St. Peter’s Catch. Rather enjoy some casual coastal cuisine at beachfront cafe? Enjoy the food and the views at Navy Beach.
Sadly, many of these spots are seasonal and the summer of 2010 has already come and gone, but hopefully we’ll inspire you to book your rooms for 2011!
Thanks to Mandy Brooks for the tips!