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Great views

This place has amazing views. We walked on the beach and up top and both are a must do in Montauk... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
HappyTrails1984
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Boston, Massachusetts
Amazing beach for surfers and boarders.

This beach is the mecca for surfers and paddle boarders. Difficulty in finding parking so get... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
dianev1020
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Kings Park, New York
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Located on the Montauk Peninsula, this popular beach is noted for excellent surfing and body boarding.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Montauk Peninsula, Montauk, NY
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"beautiful beach"
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"parking lot"
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"natural beauty"
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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.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This beach is the mecca for surfers and paddle boarders. Difficulty in finding parking so get there early. There is an awesome food truck there so no need ot leave for lunch. Walking the trails along the bluff is another reason to go. Breath taking.

Thank dianev1020
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Ditch is a special place for me. My first time to montauk was Labor day 2008. I have returned to this same location because of the surf break and hospitality.

Thank anthonycriminy
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

A popular beach for surfers all year round but much nicer to visit on the off season. The beach has a great deal of erosion from the Nor'easters and storms but it is still nice to walk the shoreline of the beach and observe all...More

Thank mountainrevin
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

best place for surfing - only problem was you need a permit to park. otherwise there is no parking. the view was great, and the surfing was great, were there every day for a week.

1  Thank kathleens924
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Wonderful beach off of the beaten path. small parking lot by permit in summer but it seems to be open to the public off season.

Thank tug11
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

This beach is easy to get onto. Quiet. Draws a good crowd. Has showers, bathroom and a nice food truck. You will need a Town of East Hampton Parking Pass to park at the beach.

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Its a lovely beach with a wild sea in the autumn. Great for surfers. Off season, it's a but empty and really windy. Warm cloth required.

Thank Susanne F
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

"The" surfing spot in Montauk. But also good for swimming. Parking can be difficult. Interesting terrain west of beach, so enjoy the walk.

Thank Montauk123
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

While in MONTAUK Hither Hills is an epic spot for surfing or sunbathing. The Ditch Witch along with all the personalities makes a fantastic time for all. Can't wait till the next time :)

1  Thank dawn d
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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
21 July 2016|
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Response from Cally1974 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea !! Try contacting owner on this one
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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
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