Welcome to Montauk
“The end of the world” as it’s known, Montauk is the easternmost point of Long Island. Dramatic cliffs, sun-kissed harbors and over twenty miles of coastline make Montauk a true beach paradise. Though well removed from the rest of the Hamptons, Montauk is perhaps one of the most historically significant. The infamous Montauk Lighthouse, built with the permission of George Washington, was completed in 1796 and is the fourth-oldest working lighthouse in the country, and it was where Theodore Roosevelt’s “Rough Riders” set up camp to quarantine from the yellow fever after the Spanish-American War. In the 1930s, the Church family, of Arm & Hammer, built a 5.7-acre compound as a fishing camp, which Andy Warhol purchased as his private playground in the 70s, with such notable guests as Jackie Kennedy, Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, and John Lennon. Creatives have flocked to Montauk, from playwright Edward Albee to photographer Michael Dweck, who has made a name for himself capturing the true essence of the Montauk lifestyle in black and white.
What was once a sleepy fishing village, now draws visitors from all over the world who come to surf the waves at Ditch Plains, hike the beautiful bluffs and state parks, ride horses at Deep Hollow Ranch, the oldest ranch in the country, and of course enjoy some of the freshest seafood on the East Coast. There’s always a wait for a table at Duryea’s – come by boat if you can for the full experience – and the restaurant at bohemian chic Crow’s Nest, by hotelier Sean MacPherson; neither take reservations, unless you know the right people. Over the past decade or so, with an influx of investment, development and young, trendy visitors, Montauk has become the undisputed nightlife capital of the Hamptons. On the weekends, The Surf Lodge is the place for young party goers to enjoy live music before heading to The Montauket, for arguably the best sunset in New York.
Montauk Real Estate
Mala Sander and her team are the leading Hamptons real estate agents, helping clients sell and buy Hamptons real estate. They are the ultimate experts in buying, selling, and renting a property in the Hamptons every step of the way, from the initial meeting and showings to negotiation and closing. Contact Mala and her team today to learn more about their real estate services in the Hamptons or browse our exclusive listings of homes for sale in Montauk below.