7. Montauk, Long Island, NY
At the very tip of Long Island, sits Montauk, one of the last pieces of land before falling into the Atlantic Ocean. While Montauk is part of the Hamptons, it offers a refreshing summer respite from the crowded, celebrity-laden scene that the Hamptons has become known for.
Montauk offers a variety of beaches depending on what you’re looking for. Kirk Park Beach, also known as Umbrella Beach, is nearest to Montauk Village and conveniently close to a grocery store.
Ditch Plains Beach is a favorite among surfers seeking out waves. However, the waters can be rough in the summer months! A better option for families is Gin Beach in the Block Island Sound where waters are usually calmer.
Travel Tip: Whether you forgot your summer beach gear at home, didn’t have room in the car, or just want to pick up some new fun toys, the Montauk Beach Store is the perfect place to kick off your vacation. This kitschy spot has everything from kites to boogie boards to paddle ball and so much more.
Did You Know? With fabulous beaches and a vibrant night scene, summer in Montauk has a lot going on. To keep your energy up and avoid the afternoon slump, grab a Starbucks Refreshers™ – lightly caffeinated with natural energy from green coffee extract.