When you hit the silver-green surf of Long Island, Montauk is exactly the place you want to be. Beautiful and romantic, it has an old-fashioned notion of a seaside escape. A swathe of wilderness nestled on the island’s easternmost point, it’s where artists, dreamers and low-key celebrities came to disappear. Andy Warhol owned a summerhouse on a windswept bluff and hosted John Lennon and Jackie Onassis. Richard Avedon and Peter Beard lived up the road and shot iconic fashion shoots.