The seaside town with enough style to lure you from the bright
lights of nearby New York. By MICHELLE MARGHERITA
Two and a half hours from Manhattan, at the very end of Long Island, is the laid-back surf hamlet of Montauk. If you’re a fan of The Affair (and if you’re not, you should be),
you’ll be familiar with these sweeping stretches of beautiful coastline. What’s less well known are the chicly bohemian sweet spots in this seemingly sleepy town: think boutique B&Bs, lobster restaurants and the manicured lawns of Ralph Lauren’s estate.
WHERE TO STAY
An old motel has been given
the hipster treatment and transformed into the chic Surf Lodge. Al fresco dining, sunset views, live music and supersized beds make it the coolest stay in
the eastern end. thesurflodge.com
WHAT TO DO
Set the scene at The Affair’s filming locations. Stroll down Amagansett’s Marine Boulevard to see the Lockharts’ quirky beach house;
eat seafood bisque at Alison’s restaurant,
The Lobster Roll; and walk around Turtle Cove to see the iconic Point Lighthouse.
WHERE TO EAT
For ocean-fresh seafood and ice-cold rosé, head to Navy Beach.
The new cushioned seating platforms on the restaurant’s private beach are perfect for
sipping sundowners while basking
in the spectacular views of the Hamptons. navybeach.com