Thursday, July 16, 2020 / 2000 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954, USA

24 hours in Montauk Travel Guide 2020

My boyfriend and I ventured three hours east to Montauk, New York, “THE END,” this past weekend.
I spend a weekend in the Hamptons every summer with Michelle and her family, but I haven’t been to Montauk, the furthest town on Long Island, since I was going into my sophomore year of college when I visited with my previous boyfriend.

Alex and I drove out East late after work, in the pitch-black dark amidst tropical storm Fay.
We passed a car accident between a deer and a little suv on the curvy roads of Montauk Highway.
We arrived at my brother’s house in Montauk around 10 pm. 
We got settled in, or so I thought, because I locked us in the house. I locked the broken top lock of the door and it was completely stuck. The next morning at 8:25 am the handy man came and changed the lock. Oops.

On Saturday morning, after breakfast, Alex and I ventured to Camp Hero State Park, which is on the way to Montauk State Park, where the lighthouse is.
Camp Hero is an Air Force base that dates back to WWII. Parts of the base are still standing. It was $8 to park which is also honored at Montauk Point State Park with the lighthouse.

We walked around Camp Hero and then got in the car and drove to the satellite and saw the barracks.
We took pictures and did a quick costume change before taking the quick drive to the adjacent Montauk Point State Park.

We decided not to pay the $10 to go into the lighthouse museum because the physical lighthouse wasn’t open to climb. 

But we did walk around the base of the lighthouse on the ocean side and watched 60 surfers catch waves after the tropical storm. I have never seen so many surfers before. It was so cool.
We then headed into town for coffee, for Alex, because I don’t like coffee, and sandwiches from Herb’s Market.

Parking to go to the beach is a bit tricky in Montauk unless you are a resident and have a resident pass. So, most of the parking is just two hours, and they DO ticket. 
It wasn’t really a beach day, so two hours was all we needed. We parked, grabbed our sandwiches, chairs and sunscreen and walked to the beach. It was nice to just sit and relax.

We had cocktails and snacks back at my brother’s house and then went to Navy Beach for dinner. Alex and I met Michelle and Jenny there.
The food was delicious, but expensive. We looked out over the Long Island Sound as we ate our seafood.
It was a very young and fun crowd.

We got back from dinner and went straight to bed. 
We left the next morning at 7 am. We stopped and got bagels from Goldberg’s on the way, but by 7:30 we were on the road.
Alex had a flight out of LGA at 11:45am, so leaving at 7:30 am was our only option so he could get back to Chicago in time for virtual work on Monday.

We had such a fun little trip. I love Montauk and I am looking forward to the next time I can go out there.


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