Montauk is renowned for its beaches, surfing, nightlife, food, and trendy shopping destinations. Read Joanna's guide to this fashionable Long Island beach village.
What does Montauk mean to you personally?
I've been going out to Montauk since the early 80's. Most of my cherished childhood memories are from our family summer vacations in Montauk. The friends we spent our time with, the lobster boils, the tumultuous waves of Hither Hills beaches, my little sister running naked through the dunes (during her toddler phase of refusing to wear clothes), dance competitions in our cottage, getting ice cream at John’s Drive-In, walking around the gazebo at Gosman’s Dock...there are many memories. Montauk represents a life of simplicity, ease, family time, love, the beach, & pura vida.
Describe Montauk in a few words:
Montauk, once an extremely low key fishing village, has evolved into a melting pot of surf culture, alternative philosophies, and hedonistic indulgences. It is a place that attracts travelers, surfers, cultural nomads, artists, designers, and bon vivants from around the globe. Montauk is a great place to get active whether it be surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, sailing, or just enjoying a swim at the beach.
Favorite beach in Montauk:
Hither Hills beach across from Lenheart’s.
Go-to casual beach lunch:
Friends at @navybeachmontauk
Best restaurant for a girl's dinner:
Down by the lake at Crow's Nest Restaurant
Best bar to post up for cocktails:
La Brisa (for a weekend late night dance party).
A run on Gin Beach
- 305Fitness Pop-up at The Montauk Beach House
Best Early Evening Drinks & Sunset: