Keep Calm and Meet Me in Montauk

The Key West of the Hamptons, Montauk’s long stretches of beach and dunes are washed in pastel shades of pink and deep blues at sunset. Wedged between the bay and the ocean, the lifestyle is sunny, salty and barefoot.

Located at the very tip of Long Island’s South Fork, it has the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the country, six state parks, and a large commercial fishing fleet parked in the harbor that brings in fresh fish to the community and local restaurants every day. A little known fact? Montauk is the birthplace of Skishing: an extreme technique for surfcasting where fishermen don wet suits and flippers, swim out into the ocean with their rods and reels, then while they are drifting back to shore they troll for fish.

Year-round residents enjoy a tight-knit community with small town values and mild weather. Vacation house owners come for peak season and fall and spring weekends. Both can find beachfront homes within a striking distance of the small village. During the winter, activities include reading by the fire, taking walks on the beach, and going to the movies. During the summer, residents and visitors enjoy fine dining at the very popular Harvest Restaurant or dining and dancing and hanging at the bar at the newly renovated Gurney’s Resort, surfing, sunning, sailing, fishing, hiking and biking.

In addition to home buying, Gurney’s Resort has brand new Residences for sale that appeal to those who want the ease of their own beachfront property with all the amenities of a hotel/resort. Valet parking. Food delivery. Room service. Laundry. Butler service. Private beach cabanas. Private decks overlooking the ocean. Full-service spa. Saltwater pool and beach nannies.