Stay, Eat, Do: Montauk, New York
Stay > Beachfront
>> The star Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa is the glorious sand beach, where there’s a bar for cocktailing and snacks, and daybeds, chairs and umbrellas for lounging.
>> Navy throws, linens piped in blue, and wood floors add a nautical touch to the contemporary decor of the 158 rooms, suites and beachfront cottages. Most have endless ocean views, wet bars and private verandas.
>> A renovated Seawater Spa is set to make its debut in 2021 with co-ed relaxation areas, eucalyptus oil-infused steam rooms and new water features in the ocean-fed saltwater pool.
>> Watch the sunset at the first-come, first-served outdoor lounge, The Firepit, where oysters and rosé are on the menu, or reserve a “Bungalow By The Sea” for a curated experience.
Eat > Waterfront Views
>> Despite having to write down your order and take it to the cashier, the million-dollar views of the yachts on Fort Pond Bay from the outdoor patio make Duryea’s a summer hot spot. Seafood is the focus, and portions (and prices) are hefty. The lobster cobb salad, fried calamari and freshly baked bread are favorites. Come early for lunch and dinner to avoid a one- to two-hour wait. duryealobsters.com
>> Upscale Italian restaurant Scarpetta Beach is the Montauk outpost of the Manhattan eatery. French doors open to a deck with outdoor seating and sea views. Freshly made pasta dishes like a Lobster Tagliolini Nero are the highlights of the menu, which also offers a limited selection of fish crudi, salads, and fresh fish and artisanal meat entrees as well as an impressive wine list.
Do > Learn to Surf
>> All CoreysWave instructors have been trained by Corey Senese and are not only expert surfers but experienced teachers (and first-aid and CPR certified).
>> The surfing lesson for beginners is 75 minutes and includes time for getting geared up, going over basic techniques, discussing the surf conditions, and strategizing for the session. As you become more comfortable surfing, you may want to increase your time on the waves to perfect your technique with the two-hour class. Pro tip: paddling is exhausting, so do some upper body training before you arrive.
>> A surfboard, wetsuit and surf booties are provided, but you’ll need to bring a bathing suit, sunblock, towel and change of clothes.
>> Book your lesson 24 hours in advance.