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

Visiting Montauk

Stay a week: The Solé East Resort is a hip surfer boutique. Rates start at $99; 631/668-2105 or

Stay a month: Oceanview beach cottage, three bedrooms, two and a half baths. Weekly rates start at $2,000; 631/968-0333 or




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