South Fork: The Hamptons & Montauk

The Hamptons and Montauk are Long Island’s most popular summer destinations and have long been the home away from home for Manhattanites and A-list celebrities.

This world-famous region is made up of many charming coastal communities that serve as a haven for fashionistas, culture seekers, art enthusiasts and beach lovers alike. Stroll the boutique-lined Main Streets of East Hampton or dine at chic restaurants for fresh catch and farm-to-table fare or relax at Coopers Beach, one of the top 10 rated beaches in the nation.

Get a taste of Long Island’s booming craft beverage scene with a brew at the Montauk Brewing Company or sip handcrafted wine at Wölffer Estate Vineyard and Duck Walk Vineyard. Head to Montauk, known as “the end,” to visit the historic Montauk Point Lighthouse,  surf the waves at Ditch Plains or relax in style on an oceanfront cabana at the famed Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa.

Exploring “The End” of Long Island

The celebrity famed resort areas of the Hamptons & Montauk on Long Island’s South Fork offers an array of year-round activities. Head to the Hamptons for glitz, glam and luxury and visit “the end” of Long Island’s South Fork in Montauk for an immersion into surf culture and beachside charm.

Stroll boutique-lined Main Street in East Hampton, the original Hampton hamlet. Dine at chic restaurants with fresh catch and farm-to-table fare, relax at one of the highly-rated beaches in the U.S. at Coopers Beach, visit the historic Montauk Point Lighthouse or surf the waves at Ditch Plains.

Catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrity as you live out the lavish Hamptons lifestyle or relax in style on an oceanfront cabana at Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa. Get a taste of Long Island’s booming craft beverage scene with a brew at the Montauk Brewing Company or sip handcrafted wine at Wölffer Estate Vineyard and Duck Walk Vineyard.

Fly into Long Island MacArthur Airport and use the Long Island Rail Road or Hampton Jitney bus service for car-free travel to the Hamptons & Montauk.

Perhaps one of Suffolk County’s best known regions is the South Fork/Hamptons region. The Hamptons are known world-wide as the relaxed, laid-back summer vacationing ground of the rich and famous. All are welcome to come and enjoy this beautiful region; to visit some of the most picturesque beaches in the country, including two that have been named number one on the Top Ten Beaches list published annually by Dr. Stephen Leatherman (the ocean expert also referred to as Dr. Beach).

Stroll quaint villages and boutiques where you’re sure to find the top designer names; dine in the trendiest restaurants; or take in a theater show. Explore history at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, or fine art at local galleries and museums. And keep your eyes open; you might just spot a celebrity in casual-mode as Hollywood and New York’s celebrities are often spotted in Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and other area villages.

While on the South Fork be sure to venture out to ‘the end,’ at  Montauk Point. Climb to the top of the Montauk Lighthouse and visit the historic Camp Hero. Spend some time in this family-friendly locale with its ocean front, ‘beachy’ atmosphere. Find some of the best fishing in the world on a charter boat or surf-casting from the shore (with permit).

Explore the South Fork using our Interactive Suffolk County Map.

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