I always love Montauk.
Montauk off season is awesome and in the summer it rocks too. After we arrived at our hotel we took the dog to the beach, only to be chased down by a white van. The official claimed he only had 3 tickets left already earmarked for different dogs. We were to consider ourselves lucky to avoid the $100 fine for having a dog on the beach before 6 o’clock so that rule seems to be enforced.
I was apprehensive about bringing Harry on vacation during high season, but he had a great time and so did we.
Places to stay:
We stayed 2 nights in cabin 7B which is attached to several other units so not really a cabin. It is a suite with a kitchenette; coffee pot, stove, refrigerator, sink, a fireplace that only takes Duraflame logs, and 2 lounge chairs outside the door.
The 3rd night a vacancy in room 10 opened. Since the hot water was unpredictable in 7B we moved. Ron, the manager, offered this room at a discounted rate. Our beautiful 2 bedroom suite with fireplace, washer and dryer, full kitchen, private balcony in the back, living room with cable TV and cathedral ceilings was a perfect way to spend an extra night out east.
Places to Eat:
Located on Main Street in town, the perfect location for shopping and dining. We had the duck confit wings for an appetizer, and Cesar salads with grilled fish for our entree. The food was delicious. We could have eaten on the sidewalk in the sun but they did allow the dog indoors. They do not have a liquor license but had mocktails on the menu for a hefty $10.00. Maybe bring a shot with you? Just a thought.
Also located in town around the corner from White’s pharmacy. Picnic tables and couches in front welcomed us for a $6.00 beer after our Alcohol Free dinner. We went back on our second night and after they took our temperature were given a choice of dining in the back garden. Fresh seabass and seafood fra diavolo were both appetizing and delicious.
On the Long Island Sound this dock along the inlet has shops, a fine dining restaurant, and a walk up window which serves lobster rolls, fried clams and even hamburgers. Eat outside and watch fishing boats come arrive with their early morning catches.
PLACES TO PLAY:
Pretty spot with lots of parking, a well mowed lawn for dogs to run, a rocky waterfront beach and quiet fishing pier, this park is a great place to bring the dog for a run or a visit with new friends during the day when they are not allowed on the ocean beaches.