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TravelLong Island GetawaysMontauk

Your ultimate guide to Montauk 

Where to stay, dine, celebrate and soak up the sun 

At the historic Montauk Lighthouse, climb to the

At the historic Montauk Lighthouse, climb to the top for a 360-degree view that includes the Atlantic Ocean and Block Island Sound. It is the oldest lighthouse in New York State and still aids in navigation. Photo Credit: Getty Images iStockphoto

During the past 20 years, Montauk has developed multiple personalities. Originally a fishing village at the farthest eastern reach of Long Island, it has come to take on aspects of a family-friendly beach destination, a hippie surfer haven and the Brooklyn of the East End. With the renovation of Gurney’s Inn, there is lately a hint of South Beach in the air. Explore each layer to make the most of a vacation here.

WHERE TO STAY Waterfront views

WHAT TO DO Sights, hikes and relaxation 

WHERE TO EAT Brunch, lunch and dinner

WHERE TO SHOP Local finds 

WHERE TO DRINK Nightlife hot spots

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