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The sunlight and air in Montauk is amazing.

Ditch plains is basically a rat infested dump after sunset. Local dog owners think you should be... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
sirflasher
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Yaphank, New York
Favorite Ocean Beach!

This beach is well known for its surfing and there are several small businesses that will supply... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
emilymaehood
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Long Island, New York
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Located on the Montauk Peninsula, this popular beach is noted for excellent surfing and body boarding.
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

I've heard about this place and just had to check it out. It's mostly surfers and paddle boarders on this beach. Very hard to find parking, so just parked for a few minutes, took a few pics and then left. If you don't have a...More

2  Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Ditch plains is basically a rat infested dump after sunset. Local dog owners think you should be happy to sit on the beach in their dogs poop. Wave hogging fat old men on 13 foot surfboards and standup paddle boards make it impossible for anyone...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

This beach is well known for its surfing and there are several small businesses that will supply you with equipment and lessons so you can "have a paddle." The waves are also great for boogie boarding, but steer clear of the surfers. There is a...More

1  Thank emilymaehood
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Great experience for my son. He was up on the first wave, and loved every minute of his lesson. Very easy to communicate with the company--we were able to book the same day and parked in the private lot for $40 right at the end...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Good waves frequented by surfers, the shores on Long Island has been eroded by the storms although Montauk is an awesome place

Thank georgiannag2018
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Beautiful clean beach. Great spot for surfing, sunning, swimming, and boogie boarding. Plenty of food trucks to get food/drink. Parking is difficult without a parking permit.

Thank Gris115
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Ditch Plains is a lively beach with big waves and surfers on Long Island. It’s a Montauk landmark and tradition.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Just got back from a surf lesson with Corey Waves surfing. It was awesome! Really great instructor. Even took time to make sure we got a really good day in ! Best surf group at Ditch Plains

2  Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 6 June 2018

very clean beach and great waves for surfing. plenty of parking available with onsite facilities. we ate at the "Ditch Witch" which s a mobile food van right beside the beach and loved the food!

3  Thank Lorraine O
Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is the place to go to catch the best waves. If you are a surfer you can ride waves anywhere along the south shore but the best waves are here.

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jimamen1
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Response from Kathy H | Reviewed this property |
Tough to get. Park at Kirk beach and take Hopper there or hitch
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Kathleen E
9 August 2017|
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Response from epcab | Reviewed this property |
I think before Labor Day, yes. but not sure it's throughout the year.
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DeeRuf
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Response from Cally1974 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea !! Try contacting owner on this one
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