Visiting Montauk New York
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.
Montauk Light House
Aside from the surrounding natural beauty, where else can you visit a lighthouse that was under construction when George Washington was president? New York’s first lighthouse, completed in 1796, stands one hundred ten feet, six inches tall. And if you’re in the area – or offshore – at night you’ll see its beacons flashing every five seconds.
Tour the lighthouse on a clear day and you’ll be able to see Block Island, Rhode Island, as well as nearby Connecticut.
Accommodations in Montauk
For a long, long time, if you wanted to spend the night in Montauk you could usually stay anywhere as long as it was Gurney’s Inn. The original structure, nestled on Montauk’s dunes, which can elicit visions of the era of the Great Gatsby, was pretty much the only game in town.
However, over the past couple of decades Montauk has become a much more popular destination.
From New Yorkers, who just want to take a break that sometimes comes with living and working in the city, to surfers from around the world who have heard of Ditch Plains Beach and want to experience the swells themselves, Montauk has become quite popular. As a result a considerable number of hotels have been built to accommodate them, so accommodations are not so hard to find.
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