The Surf Lodge, Montauk, New York
Montauk sits at the very end of Long Island well past the high-rises and Hamptons. Part fishing village, part tourist destination, Montauk is unusual in the variety of surf options it offers. The East Coast is more typically the land of shifting sand bars and temperamental beach breaks, but Montauk’s rugged coastline means there are multiple reefs and points to explore.
Where You'll Stay: Built in 1967, The Surf Lodge is a rustic-styled hotel with 20 rooms, with a clean, modern look and driftwood sculptures. An eclectic collection of boards hangs from the ceiling of the Surf Lodge bar, adding to the relaxed, surf-friendly atmosphere. Town Beach is a 15-minute walk from the Surf Lodge, or head to Montauk’s best-known spot Ditch Plains, a short bike ride from the Lodge. An on-site restaurant specializes meals made from locally caught fish and organic produce. And an outdoor patio awaits for post-surf lounging.
Rates and Getting There: Montauk is two to three hours by car from JFK airport. Rates start at $350. [thesurflodge.com]
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