If there’s no traffic then it’s about a two and a half hour drive from Manhattan to Montauk. And to everybody going there, it’s well worth the trip. Montauk is on the easternmost part of the South Fork of Long Island, New York. It’s where New York State Route 27 ends. This can be especially true if you decide to take a detour or two along the way. Although the beaches are beautiful, and the fishing is fine (Montauk’s the fishing capital of the world), a lot of people seem to end up, at one time or another, at the Montauk Point Lighthouse.