Experience Montauk in the Fall

As the heat and humidity whisks away, there is a ghost of change in the air. The days get shorter, the crowds diminish and everything bursts with its last beauty. The End is the perfect place to wrap up the warm-weather season. Connect with nature and explore the quaintness of the land without tourist interference this fall in Montauk.

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Situated on a pristine 2,000-foot private beach, Gurney’s is seaside luxury at its finest. Whether guests are staying in one of the spacious, comfortable rooms or cottages, there is no shortage of serene waterfront views. If it’s warm, dip toes in the ocean one last time. On a cooler day, Gurney’s indoor pool uses local seawater that has been filtered and heated to the perfect temperature. Phone: 631-668-2345 | Address: 290 Old Montauk Hwy Click to stay

Montauk Manor

Atop Signal Hill, Montauk Manor overlooks 12-acres of breathtaking grounds. Some studios, equipped with a Tudor-style balcony, have panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Gardiner’s Bay and Block Island Sound. Dine al fresco in the lovely outdoor garden while noshing on some authentic Northern and Southern Italian favorites like the chicken scarpariello with sweet Italian sausage or linguine with clams. Phone: 631-668-4400 | Address: 236 Edgemere St. Click to stay

Montauk Yacht Club

Filled with nautically-inspired rooms with private balconies or patios, Montauk Yacht Club reflects the casual elegance of the South Fork. There’s a spa, tennis courts and complimentary bicycles to explore the town. Afterwards, indulge in some fresh local shellfish and a sparkling glass of Pinot Grigio at one of the in-house restaurants. The fireplaces will prevent an early appearance by Jack Frost. Phone: 631-668-3100 | Address: 32 Star Island Rd. Click to stay



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Swallow East

New American small plates keep the good vibes rolling at this hip eatery. Furnished with large wall-to-wall windows and wooden furniture, the airy setting is perfect for chatting with friends. Order something fun like the angus sliders with sweet pepper jam or the savory mac and cheese with orzo, peas, bacon and asiago cream sauce. Phone: 631-668-8344 | Address: 474 West Lake Dr. Click to taste

Harvest on Fort Pond

Nestled on Fort Pond, the Montauk staples menu is lauded for its traditional cuisines of the Mediterranean with influences from Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Turkey and Portugal. Guests rave about the 16oz corn fed skirt steak, served with arugula and roast garlic tomato butter and artichoke spinach pizza paired with any of the local Montauk beers on tap. Phone: 631-668-5574 | Address: 11 S Emery St Click to taste

Shagwong Tavern

A local mainstay, Shagwong Tavern goes heavy on comfort fare like fried calamari, ravioli with roasted tomato pesto and burgers with crispy bacon or caramelized onions (or both). There’s also inventive specialty cocktails like The Sea Captain (Gosling’s Black Bermuda Rum, fresh lime juice, Gosling’s Ginger Beer) or the El Jefe Margherita (Herradura Silver Tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice and blood orange yuzu). Phone: 631-668-3050 | Address: 774 Montauk Hwy Click to taste



Montauk Point State Park

Relish in the crisp air with gorgeous views of where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Block Island Sound. Visitors can walk along the rocky shoreline for a glimpse of the neighboring Montauk Lighthouse (keep your cameras handy around sunset). Plus, the trails within the park are perfect for a nice long hike. Phone: 631-668-3781 | Address: 8 Old Montauk Hwy Click to visit

Kirk Park Beach

The low-key beach, just 500 feet from the ocean, is the ideal place to spend a care-free afternoon. Perfect for long strolls or fishing, Kirk Park Beach is also located just minutes from the town supermarket. Grab some goodies and have your own picnic in the park across from the beach. Phone: 631-668-2626 | Address: 95 S Emerson Ave Click to visit

Camp Hero State Park

Home to maritime forests, an extensive piece of beachfront along the Atlantic Ocean and a historic military installation, this 415-acre park is filled with new adventures. The trails are often used for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Phone: 631-668-3781 | Address: 1898 Montauk Hwy Click to visit