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Montauk Point Lighthouse

2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Montauk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Located on the tip of Long Island, the oldest lighthouse in New York State offers a museum, gift shop and tours.
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

pros: decent view of ocean and there is a musuem and restaurant. cons: cant walk in the top of lighthouse you can only poke your head up on a ladder. lots of people go to this.

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Copiague, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Enjoy the views they are spectacular. Not to be missed piece of Montauk history. Make this a part of your Montauk day excursion.

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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Bring a picnic to eat on the beach while you watch the dare devil surfers. Don't skip the museum--the story of the little old lady who saved the lighthouse is truly inspirational. It's fun to climb to the top of the lighthouse and not too hard. It's even more fun to be at landsend.

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

See my disappointment about the views from Montauk Manor, even after a large investment. At least here the views are pretty special, and the lighthouse itself is dignified and rather lovely. But they do know how to charge for it all. I am already advising friends that the long trip down long island is really not worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We spent a week in Montauk this summer, all but 1 day on the beach. When the clouds rolled in, we went to the lighthouse. My children are teenagers, and this was a perfect place to visit with them. There is a lot of interesting history associated with the lighthouse and we all really enjoyed it. We walked up to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

it was beautiful but when going inside its kinda a funny feeling when going up the light house since your walking stairs in circle but the view is just amazing i do recommend it for the entire family but of you have phobia against small spaces i do not recommend

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Massapequa, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If your in Montauk, you have to see the famous lighthouse. It's an old time classic which. You can walk down to the beach, watch people fishing and just have a nice few hours strolling around. Enjoy!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There is a no choice car park of $8 dollars before you discover that it is another $30+ per person to get to the lighthouse that you can see from the road. Additionally you are greated with a big sign saying NO ...with regard to carry a bag, umbrella etc. Somewhere it has been forgotten that we are customers with... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were a little disappointed as you have to pay for parking $8, then pay $36 to get in to see the lighthouse. I do understand the need for funds to maintain the site but that's a lot of money for a shortish visit. In summer it gets really busy as expected so you can't really get the most from... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you are going in the off-season or early in the day you will likely be fine, but the lines can get very long and there are a lot of little kids! Great for photo ops, all you crazy instagrammers :) Go at sunset and have fun!

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