Are you looking for a Map of Montauk to help guide you? While there are many I can share with you, I think this map of Montauk surf spots and map of Montauk (including parks) would be a great place to begin!
Map of Montauk
Map of Montauk Surf Spots
Map of Long Island with Montauk Pinned
Montauk (/ˈmɒntɔːk/ MON-tawk) is a hamlet in the Town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York, on the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island. The year-round population is approximately 3,000, but the summer population swells to many, many times that.
The CDP encompasses an area that stretches approximately 13 miles from Napeague, to the easternmost tip of New York State at historic Montauk Point Light. Montauk is often referred to simply as “The End.”
Located at the tip of the South Fork peninsula of Long Island. It is 118 miles east of Midtown Manhattan and 20 miles off the Connecticut coast.
Montauk has been used as an Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Air Force base. The Montauk Point Light was the first lighthouse in New York state and is the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States.
Montauk is a major tourist destination and has six state parks. It is particularly famous for its fishing. The area claims to have more world saltwater fishing records than any other port in the world. Located It is home to the largest commercial and recreational fishing fleet in New York state. Jokingly, people have said that Montauk is a drinking town with a fishing problem!
It’s also become a “boho chic” surfing resort town with trendy, upscale shops, restaurants and hotels. However, there are still many of the old school business and places that make this place special. Many of the new and the traditional businesses in Montauk are only open from April to November, some for shorter time periods, and a few year-round, including Gurney’s Inn.
Montauk is a major tourist destination and has six state parks. These parks, from west to east, are: Hither Hills State Park, Shadmoor State Park, Montauk Downs State Park, Amsterdam Beach State Park, Camp Hero State Park, and Montauk Point State Park. Montauk Point State Park is home to The Montauk Point Light. This was the first lighthouse in New York state and is the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States. In addition, there is Montauk County Park and several East Hampton parks and Nature Conservancy areas.
These parks and other protected lands make up over 75% of Montauk, keeping the area very lush, green, and even wild.
Montauk is particularly famous for its fishing, claiming to have more world saltwater fishing records than any other port in the world.[*] Located 20 miles (32 km) off the Connecticut coast, it is home to the largest commercial and recreational fishing fleet in New York state.[*]
Montauk is still known for it’s fishing, but it’s now also known for it’s surfing, it’s beachy vibes, and it’s luxury yet related resorts and restaurants. It is a popular vacation spot, especially in the warm months of May to September.
Beaches in Montauk
Here’s your guide to The Best Beaches in Montauk!
More Long Island Maps
Long Island has some really great spots to live, work, play and visit. Here are other maps that I think you will find to be helpful in your research and planning!
Things To See and Do on the South Fork
There are so many amazing houses things to do on Long Island! I always recommend seeing as much of the South Fork as possible!!
The Hamptons and Montauk is a world-renowned beach resort destination for good reason! There is just so much to see, do, and enjoy! Here are just a few of them:
Check out this Guide to the Best Beaches in Montauk! Also, check out this Guide to The Hamptons best beaches!!
Check out some luxury homes in The Hamptons!
Maybe you will love it so much, you’ll want to check out some Hamptons wedding venues!
Enjoy some of the world-class, amazing art in The Hamptons!
Check Out More Long Island Wine
You’re so close to Long Island Wine Country! It’s another great part of visiting the island. If you’re in the mood for great wine, be sure to check out our Complete List of Long Island Wineries and Long Island Vineyards.
Check out the absolute best Long Island Wine Tours!
If you can’t make it to a tour, why not do some wine tasting at home with Bedell Cellars!
I know you’re getting hungry, so be sure to also check out the best wineries on Long Island for some great food!
While you’re in the area, be sure to check out these 9 relaxing things to do in the North Fork!
When you’re done with all of this wine drinking and relaxing, how about making it a weekend? Here are 10 great North Fork Long Island hotels to enjoy as well.
While You’re Enjoying the Outdoors
Be sure to find out about more things to do on Long Island as well as more great spots to eat and drink and wonderful places to stay on Long Island!
Check out this guide to Long Island driving ranges, including this feature on the popular Heartland driving range! Go have fun at one of these great Long Island skate parks!
Make It A Weekend
The East End of Long Island is a really special spot. If you think you’d want to check it out and maybe even stay awhile…that wouldn’t be such a terrible idea.
If you wanted to consider different options for staying on Long Island, be sure to check out these great places to stay in Montauk, 11 Hamptons hotels, 10 North Fork Long Island hotels, and this Guide to Sag Harbor hotels! Enjoy reading up on and hopefully exploring these wonderful Shelter Island hotels and let me know if you decide to make it a vacation!
More From The Long Island Local
Maybe grab a freshly brewed beer at these Long Island breweries and when you’ve had your fill of vino! I mean, after a day of searching for the best tacos on Long Island, I think you need a drink, no?
The bounty of great food on Long Island seems endless! From great steakhouses on Long Island to great Shelter Island restaurants to Long Island lobster rolls and Long Island bagels, there’s so much to enjoy. Check out this Huge List of Restaurants on the Water Long Island!!! How about 54 of the best tacos on Long Island!
And how about all the wonderful Wölffer Estate Vineyard events and tastings?! Or maybe check out some Long Island oyster farms! How about these guides to Long Island Coffee Shops and Long Island coffee roasters!! Check out these 16 Long Island Boardwalks! Take the ferry over and enjoy these Fire Island restaurants! Let’s not forget about the best tacos on Long Island and these great Long Island pizza places either!!
Be sure to find out about more things to do on Long Island as well as more great spots to eat and drink! Maybe take a stroll in one of these amazing Long Island arboretums and gardens! There are even this great Long Island kayaks and paddleboard guide to exploring!