General Information


What to Wear

Montauk, much more casual and laid back than the Hamptons, does require shoes and shirts at most stores and restaurants, but very few require jackets and ties. Walking shoes and athletic clothes are a must. Nights can be chilly–pack a warm sweatshirt or sweater, even in the summer. Those Montauk breezes make you feel cool, but you still need a high SPF sunblock, even on a cloudy day.


Climate

Summer temperatures average in the upper 70s by day, going down to the high 60s to low 70s by night. Prevailing winds from the Southwest keep even the higher temperatures comfortable. Water temperatures average in the 70’s in summer. Spring arrives late due to the ocean’s moderating effect on temperature, which also causes fall to linger into November and winters to be generally mild.


Wi-Fi Access

At the Montauk Library, also most hotels, motels, and many restaurants provide internet access.


Computer and INTERNET ACCESS

Available at the Montauk Library 631-668-3377


Farmer's Market

Every Thursday on the Village Green, in season, from 9am-2pm


The Montauk Library

The award-winning building on Montauk Highway just east of the Village, offers reading rooms, gardens, computers, a theater, plus an upper level with spectacular ocean views. The library plans events throughout the year for adults and children. A Montauk Library nonresident card, valid for one year, costs $30. 631-668-3377


Churches

Montauk’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Therese of Lisieux, 631-668-2200 has Saturday night and Sunday morning masses. The Montauk Community Church (Protestant) holds Sunday morning services and hosts a summer bible school 631-668-2022 Call for times of services as they vary throughout the year. More churches and synagogues are found in the surrounding villages.


ATM Machines

Are located at Suffolk County National Bank and Chase Bank in the Village, and Suffolk County National Bank in the Harbor. More Machines are found at businesses in Montauk.


Movies

There's a multiplex in East Hampton 631-324-0448


Taxi

There are several taxi companies in Montauk, the largest is Lindy's Taxi 631-668-8888


Airport

The Montauk Airport is open to the public. Call 631-668-3738


Buses

Suffolk County Transit 631-852-5200 provides service year-round. The 10C bus travels a loop around Montauk, with a final stop at Newtown Lane in East Hampton. Bus stops in the Village at the Hampton Jitney stop on S. Euclid Street. Schedules available at the Chamber of Commerce office.