Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) and the official start of the East End’s busy summer season is around the corner, so now’s the time to take advantage of all the special things that will be nonexistent or difficult to enjoy in the Hamptons once the crowds arrive from points west.
We continue our countdown of 20 things to do before Memorial Day in the Hamptons with:
#18: Visit Gosman’s in Montauk
Among the most iconic locations on The End, Gosman’s has been listed for $52.5 million with Saunders, and there’s no telling when this legendary spot will begin changing, so head east and enjoy all it has to offer before the landmark begins its new chapter. And aside from simply experiencing a piece of Montauk’s history before it evolves into who-knows-what, the 14-acre Gosman’s property is full of fun things to do.
For foodies, or if you’re just hungry, eat at the eponymous seafood restaurant, buy the latest catch at the fish market, have a drink or a fish taco at Gosman’s Topside Bar, a lobster mac & cheese at the Inlet Cafe or delight in some steamers at the Clam Bar.
Not a fish fan? You could spend hours browsing and buying at The Shops at Gosman’s Dock. Among them, Homeport has a great selection of furnishings, jewelry, art and clothing for men, women and children. Captain Kid Toys has a wide selection of toys for kids, and Pier Group and I Love Montauk offer fine clothing for men and women.
Even if none of these things tickles your fancy, Gosman’s is a wonderful place to sit outside and enjoy the view and fresh sea air. Bring a book and find a bench, or bring a friend and talk the day away.
Sometimes we only truly appreciate things after they’re gone—don’t miss the chance to appreciate one of Montauk’s most defining locations.