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Montauk sits on the farthest tip of a peninsula along the south shore of extreme eastern Long Island. Here, the "cod ledge" off the coast of the island is one of the most renowned fishing spots in the world. It's generally wind-blown and blustery on Montauk, but that's part of its charm - a place not that far from one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, yet it seems very far away. It's home to the Montauk Point Lighthouse and Museum, which is New York state's oldest lighthouse dating to 1796. George Washington commissioned the Montauk Point lighthouse and visitors can climb the 137 steps to the top of the tower for a grand view of the ocean and bay. Montauk is the site of several other parks with lots of outdoor recreational opportunities, including Hither Hills State Park, Montauk Downs State Park and Shadmoor State Park. The beaches of Montauk are beautiful, with clean water and gentle surf, so they're great for children. Fishing charters are available here and there is a championship golf course located at Montauk Downs State Park. Horseback riding, biking, hiking, surfing, camping and picnicking are all available on Montauk. There's a wide range of accommodations on the peninsula, and the food is great. Altogether, Montauk is a pleasant experience and a great get-a-way from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Surrounding areas: Amagansett, New York (10.0 mi), East Hampton, New York (14.1 mi), Orient Point, New York (17.5 mi), Sag Harbor, New York (18.0 mi), Sagaponack, New York (18.5 mi), Shelter Island, New York (19.7 mi), Bridgehampton, New York (20.0 mi)

Montauk Vacation Rentals

Montauk Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Born Free Motel IS Emerson AveMontauk, NY (516) 668-2896
Breakers MotelOld Montauk HwyMontauk, NY (516) 668-2525
Driftwood On The OceanMontauk HwyMontauk, NY (516) 668-5744
Gurneys Inn290 Old Montauk HwyMontauk, NY (516) 668-2345
Harborside Motel371 West LK DrMontauk, NY (516) 668-2511
Lenhart CottagesOld Montain Hwy & Sherman RdMontauk, NY (516) 668-2356
Montauk Manor236 Edgemere StMontauk, NY (516) 668-4400
Montauk SoundviewWestlake And Doundview DrMontauk, NY (516) 668-2771
Ocean Beach ResortS EmersonMontauk, NY (800) 232-2438
Rough Riders LandingEdgemere RdMontauk, NY (516) 668-3650
Sands Motel EastSouth Emerson AveMontauk, NY (516) 668-5100
Sands MotelS Emery StMontauk, NY (631) 668-5100
Seawind MotelR #1 W LK DrMontauk, NY (516) 668-4949
Shephards Neck InnSecond House RdMontauk, NY (516) 668-2105
Shepherds Beach Motel107 S Emerson AveMontauk, NY (516) 668-6700
Shepherds Neck Inn LTD90 Second House RdMontauk, NY (516) 668-2105
Snug Harbor Motel & Marina3 Star Island RdMontauk, NY (631) 668-2860
Snug Harbor Motel And Marina156 Westlake DrMontauk, NY (516) 668-2860
Stingray Motor Lodge102 S Emerson AveMontauk, NY (516) 668-3344
Sun 'N' Sound Motel22 Soundview DrMontauk, NY (516) 668-2212
Surf ClubSurfside Ave & S EssexMontauk, NY (516) 668-3800
Hermitage At NapeagueMontauk Hwy And Navajo LnAmagansett, NY11.0 mi.(631) 267-6151
Mill Garth Country Inn23 Windmill LnAmagansett, NY11.0 mi.(516) 264-3757
Ocean Colony Beach & Tennis ClubMontauk HwyAmagansett, NY11.0 mi.(631) 267-3130
Ocean Dunes ApartmentsBLF RdAmagansett, NY11.0 mi.(631) 267-7314
Sea CrestMontauk HwyAmagansett, NY11.0 mi.(631) 267-3159
Windward ShoresMontauk HwyAmagansett, NY11.0 mi.(631) 267-8600
East Hampton House226 Pantigo RdEast Hampton, NY12.3 mi.(631) 324-4300
County Cottage Inn At East Hampton PT295 Three Mile HBR RdEast Hampton, NY13.3 mi.(631) 324-9191
Shady PinesEast Hampton, NY13.3 mi.(516) 537-1037
1770 House143 Main StEast Hampton, NY13.7 mi.(631) 324-1770
The East Hampton Inn488 Montauk HwyEast Hampton, NY15.8 mi.(631) 324-4550
Wainscott MotelWainscott, NY16.8 mi.(516) 537-0878
Wainscott Motel3720 Montauk HwyWainscott, NY17.5 mi.(516) 537-0878
American HotelMain StSag Harbor, NY18.1 mi.(631) 725-3535
Royal Oaks MotelRt 114Sag Harbor, NY18.1 mi.(631) 725-0714
Cove LedgeWhewell Cir #1Stonington, CT20.7 mi.(860) 599-4130
Shelter Island Resort35 SHR RdShelter Road, NY21.0 mi.(516) 749-2001
Blue Dolphin MotelMain RdEast Marion, NY21.2 mi.(631) 477-0907
Sylvan Lodge6 Sylvan PLShelter Island, NY21.2 mi.(631) 749-2044
Bed & Breakfast
Applewood Farms Inn Bed & Breakfast528 Colonel Ledyard HwyLedyard, CT26.3 mi.(860) 536-2022
Deacon Timothy Pratt Bed & Breakfast325 Main StOld Saybrook, CT27.9 mi.(860) 395-1229

Montauk Weather & Climate

Long Island enjoys a four-season, moderate climate, given its relatively northern latitude-which makes it a pleasant place to visit year-round. It is the largest island adjoining the continental United States, extending approximately 118 miles east-northeast from the mouth of the Hudson River, adjacent to Manhattan Island. Winters tend to be unpredictable and summers can be warm and muggy, but offshore breezes help moderate temperatures. Spring and fall are the best times to visit, when temperatures are mild. March tends to be rainy, but temperatures stay above freezing. April's warming temperatures makes it more comfortable and May is generally a gorgeous month on Long Island, weather wise. September to November is pleasant and mild, and the changing leaves make it a beautiful time to visit.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 22°F 4.67 in. 36°F
February 39°F 24°F 3.75 in. 35°F
March 47°F 30°F 4.46 in. 38°F
April 56°F 38°F 4.33 in. 44°F
May 66°F 47°F 3.79 in. 52°F
June 75°F 57°F 3.67 in. 60°F
July 81°F 63°F 3.09 in. 69°F
August 80°F 62°F 3.94 in. 70°F
September 73°F 55°F 3.91 in. 68°F
October 63°F 44°F 3.67 in. 60°F
November 53°F 36°F 4.32 in. 57°F
December 44°F 27°F 4.32 in. 52°F

Montauk Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Francis S Gabreski airport (FOK) located about 38 miles west of Montauk in Westhampton Beach, New York, the Quonset State airport (OQU) located approximately 47 miles northeast of Montauk in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, the Theodore Francis Green State airport (PVD) located roughly 54 miles northeast of Montauk in Providence, Rhode Island, the Long Island Mac Arthur airport (ISP) located around 62 miles west of Montauk in Islip, New York, and finally the Bradley International airport (BDL) located about 72 miles northwest of Montauk in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

Montauk Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Ocean Beach ParkNew LondonCT23.3 mi.
Enchanted ForestHope ValleyRI34.4 mi.
Boomers Family Fun CenterMedfordNY56.9 mi.
Country Fair Entertainment ParkMedfordNY56.9 mi.
Kid's KingdomMedfordNY56.9 mi.
Sports Plus Entertainment CenterLake GroveNY62.1 mi.
Lake CompounceBristolCT67.8 mi.
Quassy Amusement ParkMiddleburyCT69.9 mi.
Six Flags New EnglandAgawamMA79.1 mi.
AdventurelandFarmingdaleNY80.9 mi.
Bayville AmusementsBayvilleNY84.5 mi.
Water Parks
Maple Breeze ParkPawcatuckCT24.2 mi.
Water WizzWesterlyRI24.3 mi.
Splish Splash Water ParkRiverheadNY38.1 mi.
Yawgoo Valley Ski Area and WaterparkExeterRI43.0 mi.
Westport Water SlideWestportMA58.3 mi.
Water WizWarehamMA81.0 mi.
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY106.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Montauk Downs State ParkMontaukNY 
Sag Harbor Golf ClubSag HarborNY18.0 mi.
Poxabogue Golf CourseBridgehamptonNY20.0 mi.
Pequot Golf ClubStoningtonCT20.3 mi.
Shelter Island Country ClubShelter Island HeightsNY21.0 mi.
Islands End Golf & Country ClubGreenportNY21.2 mi.
Westmoreland Golf ClubWestmorelandNY21.9 mi.
Birch Plain Golf Course & Driving RangeGrotonCT22.4 mi.
Shennecossett Golf ClubGrotonCT22.4 mi.
Winnapaug Golf CourseWesterlyRI22.4 mi.
Elmridge Golf ClubPawcatuckCT23.8 mi.
Weekapaug Golf ClubWesterlyRI23.9 mi.
Cedar Ridge Golf CourseEast LymeCT27.4 mi.
Cedars Golf ClubCutchogueNY27.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Mount SouthingtonSouthingtonCT61.7 mi.
WoodburyWoodburyCT74.1 mi.
Mount TomHolyokeMA87.6 mi.
Mohawk MountainCornwallCT90.5 mi.
Big BirchPattersonNY92.1 mi.
Thunder RidgePattersonNY92.1 mi.
Wachusett MountainPrincetonMA97.5 mi.
Otis RidgeOtisMA99.2 mi.
Butternut Ski AreaGreat BarringtonMA108.2 mi.
Nashoba ValleyWestfordMA109.7 mi.
CatamountHillsdaleNY113.3 mi.
Berkshire EastCharlemontMA119.6 mi.
State Parks
Hither Hills State ParkNY4.1 mi. 
Orient Beach State ParkNY17.3 mi. 
Bluff Point State ParkCT19.8 mi. 
Harkness Memorial State ParkCT19.9 mi. 
Haley Farm State ParkCT20.3 mi. 
Fort Griswold State ParkCT22.6 mi. 
Rocky Neck State ParkCT23.5 mi. 
Stoddard Hill State ParkCT29.7 mi. 
Fort Shantok State ParkCT31.1 mi. 
Fishermans Memorial State ParkRI33.6 mi. 
Selden Neck State ParkCT34.1 mi. 
Hammonasset State ParkCT34.8 mi. 
Minnie Island State ParkCT34.8 mi. 
Hopemead State ParkCT35.3 mi. 
Gillette Castle State ParkCT35.9 mi. 
Devils Hopyard State ParkCT36.0 mi. 
Dawley Memorial State ParkRI38.4 mi. 
Hopeville Pond State ParkCT38.9 mi. 
Brainard Homestead State ParkCT39.4 mi. 
Beach Podn State ParkRI39.8 mi. 
Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer HouseStoningtonCT20.7 mi.(History)
Railroad Museum of Long IslandGreenportNY21.8 mi.(Technology)
Mystic Seaport MuseumMysticCT21.8 mi.(History)
Company of Fifers and Drummers -- The Museum of Fife and DrumIvorytonCT33.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
South County MuseumNarragansettRI38.5 mi.(History)
The Ladd School Virtual MuseumExeterRI43.0 mi.(History)
Malbone EstateNewportRI45.5 mi.(History)
Newport Historical Society and Museum of Newport HistoryNewportRI45.5 mi.(History)
Newport Art MuseumNewportRI45.5 mi.(Art)
Yale Center for British ArtNew HavenCT54.2 mi.(Art)
Ballard Istitute and Museum of PuppetryStorrsCT55.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Lutz Childrens MuseumManchesterCT58.9 mi.(Children's)
Zoos and Aquariums
Mystic AquariumMysticCT21.8 mi.
Roger Williams Park ZooProvidenceRI61.0 mi.
Beardsley Zoological GardensBridgeportCT65.9 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY99.3 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY100.8 mi.
New England AquariumBostonMA102.1 mi.
Franklin Park ZooBostonMA102.1 mi.
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY104.1 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY108.2 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY108.2 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY109.7 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ111.0 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY119.2 mi.

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