Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Montauk, NY
Montauk is a census-designated place (CDP) that includes the hamlet with the same name in the town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York, on the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP population was 3,326.
The CDP encompasses an area that stretches approximately 13 miles from Napeague, New York, to the easternmost tip of New York State at Montauk Point Light. The hamlet encompasses a small area about half way between the two points.
Located at the tip of the South Fork peninsula of Long Island, 118 miles east of Midtown Manhattan, Montauk has been used as an Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force base. The Montauk Point Light was the first lighthouse in New York state and is the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States.
Montauk is a major tourist destination and has six state parks. It is particularly famous for its fishing, claiming to have more world saltwater fishing records than any other port in the world. Located 20 miles off the Connecticut coast, it is home to the largest commercial and recreational fishing fleet in New York state.
Other Helpful Resources:
Local Goods & Services See All Nearby
Fishing in Montauk, NY Map View
Coastal News Updates See All
During the summer months, most areas in the United States approach their highest temperatures for the… More
By Mark Thiessen. ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The largest earthquake in the United States in… More
By Will Jarvis. Years before the coronavirus pandemic delayed the Tokyo Games, caused an uproar… More
Boat owners from Maine to Texas have a reason to become edgy in the late… More
By Tom Watson. I can still see myself thrusting the tip of my fiberglass paddle… More
Coastal communities across the U.S. saw record-setting high-tide flooding last year, forcing residents to deal… More
The National Weather Service has announced that a new category of "Destructive" Severe Thunderstorm Warning… More
By Daisy Nguyen. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in… More
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low oxygen levels measured off the coast of Oregon and Washington… More