Disclaimer: This is a delayed post. Life was happening I didn’t have time to post. But consider the information here for your summer break 2017.
New York is known for many things but its beaches is not one of them – I don’t think I need to explain further. However if you are willing to take a little trip you can find quite a few gems alongside the Long Island sea borders that may surprise you. This post is dedicated to Montauk, The End.
I’ve always loved the quiet beach-town charm of Montauk. Everyone seem to have a familiarity with each other and the summer vibe is relaxing and free-flowing. Montauk is also a favorite local summer getaway for city dwellers looking for an escape. In fact, my girlfriends and i attempted making it a summer ritual as you can see here and here, but then life happened.
As a way of farewell to my beloved New York i decided to spend a solo day in Montauk. Easily accessible via the LIRR it is the perfect three hour escape from the City. As i was already spending my last New York summer in Long Island my commute time was cut down by one hour. Bring a book for the journey and you’ll be fine.
What to expect upon arrival:
Transportation via local cabs are plenty so you are covered there. A ride from the station to the center of town will cost you no more than $10 – $12. Once in town you will come across shops, restaurants, bars, hotels… your basics and all within a five minute walk to the beach.
My first stop is usually at Red Hook Lobster Pound. Like most places in Montauk this is seasonal so its always a delicious treat to look forward too. My go to is the BLT Lobster Roll. Why not.
The main town is small and easy to simply walk about however, if you are looking to be more adventurous you can rent a bike and venture out to places like Shelter Island, Montauk Point where you can see the lighthouse, or try the many bike trails throughout the island.
Sloppy Tuna is great if you need a break from the beach or just want a place to be a little loud with your friends, beer in hand. Also perfect for lunch or a quick snack. The energy is always high and the music is pretty descent.
And then there’s the beach itself. Its a great spot to camp out, snack, and read a book while you tan. The water? The water is f*cking cold! Do you if you have too.
The rest is just charming images of the town i felt were worthy of sharing. Montauk is a great spot to visit weather you’re from New York or visiting from out of town. Cheers to the wanderlust heart.