Discover Coastal Dream Towns

After canvassing all coasts for towns with seaside charm, a lively beach culture, and good housing, these are our top spots for planning quick trips or finding a new place to live.

Montauk, New York

The Other Hamptons

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Dream Towns: Montauk, New York
Photographer Tara Donne

Your Best Beach Is:

Ditch Plains for surfing, and Gin Beach for families and swimming.

On the Weekend you Might: play golf at the Montauk Downs public course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., hike in Hither Hills State Park, or attend the Montauk Chamber of Commerce’s Night at the Light wine and food event.


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