Montauk Travel Guide

You'll find many things to do in Montauk during your stay. Don't miss swimming and sunbathing at one of the many local beaches. Ditch Plains is a favorite because of its jagged cliffs, but there are dozens of other places to enjoy the ocean. If you're wonder-ing what to do in Montauk when it's raining, shopping is the answer. Visit Haven to browse the eclectic mix of vintage items and Brazilian jewelry, or go full on vintage with a trip to Vintage Pink. If you're up for a bit of adventure, sign up for a surfing lesson or go for a sail on a catamaran.

There are also plenty of things to do in Montauk if you want to stay active. Hike to the lighthouse at Montauk Point State Park for the perfect point-of-view for some stunning vacation photos. If you're still wondering what to do in Montauk, wrap up a long day with a trip to one of the local salons or spas, or take a sunset stroll along the beach. Whether you are looking for low-key activities or want something that will get your adrenaline flowing, a trip to Montauk fits the bill.

The rollicking East Village biergarten brings Munich to Montauk with the opening of its waterside outpost.

A summer camp for adults. Straight across the water from Surf Lodge, Ruschmeyer’s is a relative newcomer to the scene having opened in 2011.

Surfer chicks - and their moms - love Haven for its flirty frocks, Brazilian jewelry, and vintage finds (a Pucci longboard, Midcentury Modern vases).

Hike along the cliff-top trails to the park's historic lighthouse and take in views of the Atlantic.

Striped Breton sailor tops hang from driftwood displays at this fair-trade- and organic-focused shop. Its owner, Joelle Klein, used to be a designer for Calypso Christianne Celle.

A sunset sail on a catamaran ends the day just right.

If you want to take surfing lessons, head to the Sunset Surf Shack and ask for owner Craig Lieder, a quintessential hang-ten dude.

Former models Marylynn Piotrowski and Staci Dover are the tastemakers behind this source for bright espadrilles, sailcloth totes, and other beachy finds.

Don't miss Ditch Plains, with its legendary offshore breaks and wide beach bracketed by jagged cliffs.

With stores already in Manhattan and Tokyo, this vintage boutique recently opened a Montauk outpost.