Originally inhabited by the Algonquin Native Americans, and settled by the Europeans in the 17th century, Montauk has a rich and varied history. According to old legend, pirate treasure is buried here, though it’s never been uncovered. In the Prohibition era, Montauk was a drop-off point for the Rum Runners smuggling illicit alcohol.
Today, Montauk is considered one of the East Coast’s premier vacation destinations. Its location at the east end of Long Island provides everything from spectacular views to world-class sport fishing and hiking (as well as simply relaxing on the beautiful sandy beach). Montauk Downs, one of country’s top rated golf courses, is here, as are fantastic shopping and dining opportunities.
We’ve listed some of the more popular things to do and see in Montauk below. If you’d like additional information, please don’t hesitate to ask our Concierge!
Both Montauk Airport, with a single 3500 ft. of strip, and East Hampton Airport, with three runways (longest 4200 ft. and equipped with full landing instrumentation) are equally convenient to Gurney's. The latter offers ground services 12 months. Ground transport is available from both airports by taxi or by phoning for the Inn Courtesy Car. The Director of Services maintains a list of air charter operations familiar with the area. Contact our Director of Services at (631) 668-2345 Ext. 4100.