Seniors Head For Montauk


“Montauk, population 3,500, is an oceanfront playground located 110 miles from New York City with over 5,000 acres of pristine public beaches and breathtaking diverse landscape.” Senior visitors enjoy swimming, surfing, fishing, boating, golfing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, biking, bird watching and nature at its best and the area overflows with popular culture.

Wondering about that name? Montauk derives its name from the Montaukett tribe who once lived there. Big Reed Pond in Montauk is a freshwater pond that is mostly undeveloped and is where the tribe called home until the mid-19th century. The hamlet abounds with history.


Montauk is a major tourist destination and with six state parks to choose from. It is particularly famous for its fishing, claiming to have more world saltwater fishing records (big big fish) than any other port in the world.

Seniors Discover Spa, Fishing Fleet and Lighthouse

Gurneys Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa is good reason for a senior visit. It is one of the most famous in the Hamptons and was recently refurbished. Lake Montauk is a 900-acre embayment in Montauk that is home to the largest commercial and sporting fish fleets in the state.

Montauk Point Light, Montauk, NY, photos-709859

The 200 year old Montauk Point Lighthouse is a major draw to Montauk and a National Historic Landmark. The Point Lighthouse, commissioned by George Washington in 1792, has a powerful beam that carries out 17 miles. This was the first lighthouse in New York State and the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the country.

Montauk Point State Park is at the end of everything with the lighthouse, its rocky beaches, a picnic area, a gift shop and quality hiking trails. Senior visitors, plan to visit Ditch Plains, the legendary offshore break, and wide, inviting beach. Summer is highly popular with visitors, however in the winter, senior visitors will find the luxury of peace and quiet and the same quality sites.

 Location-_0000s_0005_MontaukSeniors: “The Last Resort”

Montauk is called a beach resort and promotes itself as “The Living End” or “The Last Resort”. Montauk  has a plethora of fine restaurants, B&Bs, hotels, and is a popular vacation spot during the warm summer months.

Camp Hero State Park is located on Montauk Point featuring a beach, fishing, hiking, a bridle path, biking, and cross-country skiing. It is the former site of Montauk Air Force Station.

Travel & Leisure notes that the best time to head to “the End” is in the fall, when the weather still sparkles and the crowds have cleared out. At that time and in this place, you will find an escape from the city. -jeb

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