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Things to do

How to stay occupied in Montauk…..

There are lots of things to do in Montauk, and we recommend you take advantage of the Great Outdoors if the weather is good!


Montauk is a surfing mecca for NYers. Take a lesson at famous Ditch Plains.


Get kitted at Air and Speed: http://www.airandspeedsurf.com/


Paddle boarding around the lake may be peaceful and fun, but make sure you’re ready for a surprising workout!

Also contact Air and Speed for Board rentals: http://www.airandspeedsurf.com/


Rent a cute beach cruiser at Air and Speed for about $25/day. It’s a great way to see the town, get from beach to beach and feel like a local!



Break out your bikini’s and hit the beach! If you’re not into surfing itself, you might still want to check out the surfers at Ditch Plains instead.

Ditch Plains is a 2 minute drive from town or a 10 minute bike. You can also walk here from the beach in town (around the bluff in about 25 mins)

Ditch Plains has bathrooms, and usually a snack truck at either car park. Being just before season, they may or may not be open.

Parking requires a permit and can get tricky. Inquire in town at the Montauk Chamber of Commerce for day passes or ask at your hotel.

The beaches right in town are also great. The Hamptons are famous for their wide, long beaches with fine sand. Easy access to the beach is found every few hundred yards off the road next to the beach. Easy to find and walk to. You might want to grab a sundowner at The Sloppy Tuna after a day in the sun: http://www.thesloppytuna.com/ (Get your Jimmy Buffet on!)

Navy Beach: a little tucked-away and bayside instead of ocean (perfect calm waters for very little ones), but great for sunsets and an easy walk from Ruschmeyers. There’s a bar/restaurant there called…”Navy Beach”! http://navybeach.com/restaurant/


After all, Montauk IS a fishing town! Head over to the marina to organize fishing trips (http://www.vikingfleet.com/, http://www.gonefishingmarina.com/), or if you already have your own gear check out Johnny’s Tackle on Main Street for supplies (Johnny is a crochety old timer, but don’t let that put you off!). Our friend Elliot loves to surf cast right on the beach when it’s not too crowded.


Montauk Downs is a public course. Check out http://nysparks.com/golf-courses/8/details.aspx for bookings and information.


Visit Montauk Lighthouse and really be able to say that you’ve gone as far as you can go to The End! Oh, and it’s pretty there!

A ten minute drive from town.



Bonfires are totally legit in Montauk, so head on down to the beach with a blanket and some supplies from the IGA (Directions: http://g.co/maps/5buv5), a few six packs, some fixin’s for s’mores and some buddies and spend the night next to the waves and under the stars. Don’t forget the guitar!


Ok, so here’s a little secret: Karoake night (Fridays!) at Liars is a bloody good time with the locals! Just don’t disappoint a Bride and be toooooo hungover for the big festivities on Saturday ;)

…have fun guys!