Is Montauk Dog Friendly? Ask Harry

Harry at Duck Walk vineyards in Southold on route to MTK
Stop for lunch. Really yummy and dog friendly and not as crowded as nearby LUNCH restaurant.
Lounge chair outside our cabin at Lenharts.
The Gig Shack in town is dog friendly. Maybe not so much Pete.
Stores often welcome Harry (and us) inside or at least offer a dish of water to dogs on the sidewalk.
Wear masks in shops and crowds.
Dogs and children under 2 excluded.
Dogs allowed on ocean beaches in Montauk before 10 am and after 6 pm in summer.
Harry waiting for Lobster rolls at Gosman’s Dock. Outdoor tables are dog friendly. Watch out for hungry seagulls.
The Jetty at Gosman’s Inlet is next to a dog friendly beach on the calmer Long Island Sound.
Beach by Gosman’s Inlet – a few dogs and small children enjoy a swim.
Harry made friends at the dog park.
Edward Ecker County Park is a spacious field along a north facing beach with a long fishing pier.

Fishing pier at Eckert County Park.
Due to the Pandemic many restaurants have outdoor seating. This place took our temperatures before waiting on us and offered Harry a dish of water.
A visit to Montauk isn’t complete without a trip to the lighthouse. Dogs are welcome to walk around the beach and trails but not inside the museum.
Montauk loves dogs. But watch your children.
And your hairstyles.
Harry is like me. I’m always so sad to leave Montauk
On the way home we stopped at a farm stand for tomatoes and a walk through the lavender field. One more place that welcomed dogs.

I always love Montauk.

Montauk off season is awesome and in the summer it rocks too. After we arrived at our hotel we took the dog to the beach, only to be chased down by a white van. The official claimed he only had 3 tickets left already earmarked for different dogs. We were to consider ourselves lucky to avoid the $100 fine for having a dog on the beach before 6 o’clock so that rule seems to be enforced.

I was apprehensive about bringing Harry on vacation during high season, but he had a great time and so did we.

Places to stay:

Lenhart’s Cottages

We stayed 2 nights in cabin 7B which is attached to several other units so not really a cabin. It is a suite with a kitchenette; coffee pot, stove, refrigerator, sink, a fireplace that only takes Duraflame logs, and 2 lounge chairs outside the door.

The 3rd night a vacancy in room 10 opened. Since the hot water was unpredictable in 7B we moved. Ron, the manager, offered this room at a discounted rate. Our beautiful 2 bedroom suite with fireplace, washer and dryer, full kitchen, private balcony in the back, living room with cable TV and cathedral ceilings was a perfect way to spend an extra night out east.

Places to Eat:

The GIG Shack

Located on Main Street in town, the perfect location for shopping and dining. We had the duck confit wings for an appetizer, and Cesar salads with grilled fish for our entree. The food was delicious. We could have eaten on the sidewalk in the sun but they did allow the dog indoors. They do not have a liquor license but had mocktails on the menu for a hefty $10.00. Maybe bring a shot with you? Just a thought.


Also located in town around the corner from White’s pharmacy. Picnic tables and couches in front welcomed us for a $6.00 beer after our Alcohol Free dinner. We went back on our second night and after they took our temperature were given a choice of dining in the back garden. Fresh seabass and seafood fra diavolo were both appetizing and delicious.

Gosman’s Dock

On the Long Island Sound this dock along the inlet has shops, a fine dining restaurant, and a walk up window which serves lobster rolls, fried clams and even hamburgers. Eat outside and watch fishing boats come arrive with their early morning catches.


Edward Vincent Ecker Sr. County Park

Pretty spot with lots of parking, a well mowed lawn for dogs to run, a rocky waterfront beach and quiet fishing pier, this park is a great place to bring the dog for a run or a visit with new friends during the day when they are not allowed on the ocean beaches.


9 Responses

  1. Love your style and everything on this post: doggo travel, montauk, lobster roll! Might have to flatter you and follow your style. Very easy to read!

  2. Harry is a handsome chap, that shot of him at the lavender field really made me smile. I hope you and he enjoy future trips and that he’s made welcome everywhere!

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