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!
Long Island Railroad
Daily round trip schedules operate between New York and Montauk on weekdays and weekends; luxurious private "club" cars complete with attendant, and facilities for beverage service and hors d'oeuvres, may be arranged by phoning the LIRR at (718) 217-5477. Running time from NYC to Montauk is 3 1/2 hours; less from Brooklyn and Jamaica. Courtesy Car Transportation from the train station to Gurney's.