If there was a summer of peak Montauk, it would’ve been 2017. It seemed like a new collaboration or party occurred every week in Long Island’s East End. And one very, very good thing also happened: Hero Beach Club.
The waterfront property which was once a 1950’s beach motel was renovated this year, but unlike many of the Montauk properties that aim to attract crowds and events, Hero Beach Club does the opposite. It’s like a snow-globe of bliss that preserves the beauty and quiet of the Hamptons.
The hotel will be open all year. And while Montauk is known as a summer town, there’s plenty to do for a fall getaway: 70 percent of the land is preserved, and its hiking trails and endless beaches become particularly attractive when crowds give way. That’s true in the water, too: surfing and fishing are best in the fall, when human traffic finally dies down.