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Don’t miss visiting Montauk, at the tip of the South Fork of Long Island just east of East Hampton. The highlights I found include:

Montauk Point Lighthouse: This is a must if you are in the area. The stunning lighthouse is open to the public. It is the oldest lighthouse in the state of NY. You can climb to the top and also visit the small museum in the keeper’s house.

Clam & Chowder House at Salivars Dock: 47 Westlake Drive. I really enjoyed lunch on the docks while watching the fishing fleet come in and unloading the morning’s catch. This is a very attractive seafood restaurant and sushi bar. The striped bass on a bed of quinoa with tomatillo and pineapple salsa was really excellent!!

Gosman’s is a block away. A bit touristy, this is a large complex including several restaurants, fish market and retail stores. The dining options include a large restaurant plus separate Inlet Cafe, Clam Bar and Topside Bar.

I definitely want to try Grey Lady Montauk, a branch of the NYC and Aspen restaurant featuring oysters and seafood. Dave’s Gone Fishing also gets good reviews.

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