Montauk, New York is one of the places I consider home as a TCK (Third Culture Kid: http://www.tckworld.com/). At the very end of Long Island, the quaint fishing town has many visual characteristics of several Norwegian coastal villages that I have visited. Montauk or as the sticker says MTK or The End is a place that has been a location of many beginnings to me--my first job at the Montauk Yacht Club, my first bonfire, my first dancing friends, my first serious volunteering efforts at Montauk library, spending time with my grandparents and extended family, and fueling my love of sunsets. Montauk has changed with the times but there are still many places that capture my heart. I hope you have the opportunity to take advantage of some of them and also suggest new venues as they come on your radar. If you have questions or feedback, reach out.

There are spots I enjoy for a variety of reasons:

Sunset: Either at the Montauket (https://www.facebook.com/montauket-174938227919/), Inlet Seafood (http://inletseafood.com/), or Navy Beach (https://www.navybeach.com/).

Yoga: Beachfront yoga during the summer at Atlantic Terrace Motel (http://atlanticterrace.com/).

Dancing: The local and non-local crowds come together at Shagwon Tavern (http://shagwongtavern.com/).

Hiking with Photography: Shadmoor State Park (https://parks.ny.gov/parks/16/details.aspx), Camp Hero State Park to see the hoodoos (https://parks.ny.gov/parks/97/details.aspx), Seal Haulout Trail (http://www.hike-li.org/haulout.htm), or Montauk Point State Park (lighthouse)(https://parks.ny.gov/parks/61/details.aspx).

Walking with Photography: Docks at Montauk Yacht Club (http://www.montaukyachtclub.com/) or Navy Beach.

Breakfast Coffe Walk: Montauk Bake Shoppe for Town (http://montaukbakeshoppe.com/), Montauk Market (https://www.themarketmontauk.com/) for Gosman's Dock, and Goldbergs Bagels for the docks or town (https://www.goldbergsmontauk.com/).

Reading and Research and Classes (Exercise, etc...): Montauk Library (http://www.montauklibrary.org/).

Reading and Golf: Montauk Downs State Park Golf Course (https://parks.ny.gov/golf-courses/8/details.aspx).

Outdoor Dining: The Backyard (http://www.soleeast.com/restaurant).

 

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