Originally inhabited by the Algonquin Native Americans, and settled by the Europeans in the 17th century, Montauk has a rich and varied history. According to old legend, pirate treasure is buried here, though it’s never been uncovered. In the Prohibition era, Montauk was a drop-off point for the Rum Runners smuggling illicit alcohol.
Today, Montauk is considered one of the East Coast’s premier vacation destinations. Its location at the east end of Long Island provides everything from spectacular views to world-class sport fishing and hiking (as well as simply relaxing on the beautiful sandy beach). Montauk Downs, one of country’s top rated golf courses, is here, as are fantastic shopping and dining opportunities.
We’ve listed some of the more popular things to do and see in Montauk below. If you’d like additional information, please don’t hesitate to ask our Concierge!
Directions by Car
Gurney's Inn is located in Montauk, NY
Please Note: If you are using a GPS device to assist with directions to Gurney’s Inn, be aware that there are two 290 Old Montauk Hwy locations in Montauk. We are the location before (west of) the hamlet of Montauk, not after it. Enter “Gurney’s Inn” in the GPS, not the address.
- Take I-495 (Long Island Expressway) toward Eastern Long Island.
- Take EXIT 70 toward CR-111.
- Turn right at the Mobile Station onto CR-111.
- Stay straight to merge onto RT-27 E toward Montauk.
- At Southampton, you will begin to pass through a number of "Hampton" villages.
- In Southampton (follow RT-27) turn left onto RT-27/Montauk Hwy. Continue to follow RT-27.
- In East Hampton (follow RT-27) turn left onto Main St/RT-27. Continue to follow RT-27.
- Leaving Amagansett, you will enter upon a straight stretch of road called the Napeague Highway (still Route 27). About 5 miles past Amagansett there is a fork in the road. BE SURE TO BEAR RIGHT onto Old Montauk Highway. Remember we are on the ocean, and the ocean is on the right! Gurney's Inn is two miles east of the fork.