There is lots to do in Montauk on the land as well as on the sea.
The Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum is a “must do” stop on any visit to Montauk. Lovely Second House Museum sits at the entrance to town.
Montauk’s many parks offer miles of hiking trails, mountain biking paths, hidden ponds for kayaking, and vistas of sea and sky. Take Rover for a walk too, most parks are dog friendly, although some require leashing.
With water surrounding us on three sides anything you want to do on the water you can do here. Click here for more information on surfing, snorkeling and scuba, waterskiing, kitesurfing and windsurfing, paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, boating and jetskiing.
VIEW THE WILDLIFE
Whale watching cruises leave Montauk Harbor in the summer to sites where whales, dolphins, and seabirds can be viewed. In the winter, hike to where seals can be viewed resting on the rocks near Montauk Point. Birdwatching is a popular activity year-round.
Montauk, a nature lover’s paradise has preserved over 60% of its land for parks. Crossing these parks is an extensive marked trail system.
If you thought Montauk was only about water sports think again. One of the top public golf courses in the USA, the Montauk Downs, attracts golfers from around the country. We have two stables that offer horseback riding, public tennis courts, a skateboard park, and sponsor four triathlons each year.
Montauk’s wide ocean beaches rank among the top in the country. Great rolling breakers move in on miles of white gleaming sand. No boardwalks or development here. It’s all natural. In some places low rolling dunes rim the beach; in others high cliffs. East of Ditch Plains, the beach gets narrower and sand mixes with pebbles and rocks. Beaches on the north side of Montauk front Block Island Sound.
With the largest fishing fleet in New York, Montauk Harbor is the place to go for an inshore trip or a day-long offshore trip to the canyons for those big game fish.
Cruises and kids
Visit the surrounding towns, or take a ferry to Block Island in the summer. Take a trip to the vineyards on the North and South forks. Montauk offers easy access to neighboring villages and islands.Find things to do with the kids.
After a long day at the beach shake off that sand and get ready for Montauk’s legendary nightlife! During the summer months, there are more than 50 active bars in Montauk,many offering live music. It's impossible not to find something to suit your tastes. The Montauk Chamber of Commerce sponsors weekly free outdoor concerts during the summer months, and the Montauk Library also offers free concerts throughout the year.