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When traveling to the Hamptons in pursuit of various outdoor activities, visiting during the summer is the obvious choice. The weather is normally prime for beach-goers and those wishing to partake in various water sports and sailing between mid-June and late August, when the mid-Atlantic waters warm beneath a sizzling sun. Temparatures can skyrocket past 90 degrees during the peak summer months, and some humidity is not unusual, however, Montauk's unique position as surrounded by water on the tip of a penninsula makes the heat less of an issue than its more landlocked counterparts. In fact, there is no spot in Montauk in which the water is more than a mile away.
As Montauk is also a popular destination for campers looking to take advantage of one of over half a dozen state parks, the summer and early fall prove to be excellent choices weather-wise, though expect densely packed campsites during July and August due to family vacations, and do plan on making reservations several months ahead of time to secure a spot. If you are traveling sans children and desire a quiet camping experience, wait until September, when school is back in session, yet the weather is still warm and pleasant.
As with all northeast locations, traveling in the spring, namely April through early June, is a gamble that can make the pros of avoiding crowds and peak-season prices pale in comparison to the prospect of being trapped in a hotel room during seven straight days of rain. If you truly feel compelled to avoid the summer traffic associated with the Hamptons, a better choice is to visit Montauk in autumn, where the air may be a bit brisk, but rain will be far less likely. In fact, Montauk has a lively and charming annual fall festival hosted by the Chamber of Commerce that provides something unique for a visitor who opts out of the traditional summer beach vacation. To check weather for Montauk prior to traveling or if you plan on chartering a boat or sailing information visit www.montauk-online.com for The most current information on Montauk's weather: check here.