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If in Montauk you have to come to Ditch

The beach is a mecca for surfers and paddleboarders or those who like to watch both... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Kings Park, New York
Beautiful beach and charming area of Montauk

Hung out with a friend who was staying in a rental on Ditch Plains Road - a quiet and peaceful area... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Rosie S
Bronx, New York
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Located on the Montauk Peninsula, this popular beach is noted for excellent surfing and body boarding.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“great beach” (12 reviews)
“surfing spot” (2 reviews)
Montauk Peninsula, Montauk, NY
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

The beach is a mecca for surfers and paddleboarders or those who like to watch both. Unparrallelled natural beauty. There are trails in the bluffs to hike as well. The beach is truly amazing. Parkning is limited to two smallish lots so come early or...More

Thank dianev1020
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Hung out with a friend who was staying in a rental on Ditch Plains Road - a quiet and peaceful area just a short walk from the beach, shaded by trees with a nice sea breeze. Beautiful beach. Saw some great surfing while there. Felt...More

1  Thank Rosie S
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I grew up spending summers a block away so I'm admittedly biased. Nevertheless, this little gem of a beach is off the beaten path enough that it's not overrun like the state beaches, i.e., Jones Beach. Having surfed this break for a decade of my...More

1  Thank HappyDocNY
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Lovely stretch of soft sandy beach and the ocean. We couldn't get enough of the cool water and strong fun waves. We even got to walk our dog for about an hour. Saw lots of surfers on this particular beach.

Thank epcab
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Nice quiet beach for surfers. Grad an iced tea at the Ditch Witch and feel sit a few minutes and enjoy the vibe.

Thank threemusesnj
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We enjoyed long walks on the beach from downtown Montauk and generally the beach sand was nice but sadly there were broken glass bottles & beer cans in spots. Really hate to see this. Take YOUR trash out please.

Thank IrishFan-80
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I was there off season, and this was such a wonderful stretch of beach to sit and read, watch the waves, go on walks with my dog. I imagine in-season, it's a great spot to watch surfers and sun bathe. Plus, it's in a super...More

Thank TammyGordon
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Take the trip to Shadmoor instead. It is friendly, interesting and FREE. We were very disappointed that we would have risked a $200USD ticket if we parked to go to Ditch Plains. But, I get they are trying to protect residents of the area....

4  Thank sharon i
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The views from the park and the paths along the plains offer stunning ocean views. Bring a camera and a sweater, it does get windy.

Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This place has amazing views. We walked on the beach and up top and both are a must do in Montauk. You can either walk from the lighthouse or park closer by.

1  Thank HappyTrails1984
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Kathleen E
9 August 2017|
Response from epcab | Reviewed this property |
I think before Labor Day, yes. but not sure it's throughout the year.
21 July 2016|
Response from Cally1974 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea !! Try contacting owner on this one
Kevin P
7 December 2015|
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Response from RichGag714 | Reviewed this property |
Yes Kevin, there is a lot adjacent to Ditch Plains which actually requires a Easthampton Permit, but I don't think you should have a problem this time of year [DEC.], but hay life is a gamble, so be guided, this is not a... More