Montauk is a small hamlet and a census-designated place in Suffolk County in the US State of New York. Montauk has been used as a Navy, Coast Guard, Army, and Air Force base. It is known by many Long Island residents as “The End” due to its location on the island’s easternmost point. The hamlet is home to the largest recreational and commercial fishing fleet in New York. Montauk is located on the eastern end at the edge of the South Fork peninsula of Long Island, in the town of East Hampton, about 190 km east of Midtown Manhattan. It encompasses an area that spans around 21 km from Napeague, New York, to the easternmost tip of the state of New York at Montauk Point Light. The CDP covers a small area about halfway between the two points. Montauk has a total area of 51 sq. km, of which 45 sq. km is occupied by land, and 6 sq. km is covered by water.