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Address: Montauk Peninsula, Montauk, NY
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Description: Located on the Montauk Peninsula, this popular beach is noted for...
Located on the Montauk Peninsula, this popular beach is noted for excellent surfing and body boarding.
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Enjoy the waves

Very relaxed vibe here- plenty of surfers, a food truck (Ditch Witch), and folks picnicking. Limited parking depending on which lot you head to. Make sure you have a pass during... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Ariadna P
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Bayside, New York, United States
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Bayside, New York, United States
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very relaxed vibe here- plenty of surfers, a food truck (Ditch Witch), and folks picnicking. Limited parking depending on which lot you head to. Make sure you have a pass during peak hours. Waves are stronger here, so if you have young children, you might want to try a different beach. Even in summer time, recommend bringing a light sweater/jacket... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I've been coming to ditch plains since I'm a fetus. It's one of the most serene and calming places on earth. Great surf, dogs allowed too! Everyone is always friendly as long as you respect the the beach. I look forward to many more years!

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Freeport, New York
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Heaven on earth. Beautiful weather and views ....away from the crowds. It's a great surfer beach and you can hike up a trail to Skidmore Park.

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Newburgh, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great beach to visit while in Montauk. I was there on a Monday and the beach was crowded but with out people right on top of each other. There was bathrooms and a great food truck in the parking lot.

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Those of us who live and surf ditch, for many years, have watched our break become a zoo of kooks, hipsters and obnoxious selfies who don't know how to surf cuz they never learned etiquette. You all have ruined the break, but it's such an easy wave that any moron can and does paddle out. We don't want you here,... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great morning waves to learn how to surf with Coreyswave - 516-639-4879. My daughter had so much fun with the instructor and actually did really well for a first timer!

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Livingston, New Jersey
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

a half mile walk to the cliffs but worth it. Dont get too close to the edge however as it looks precarious

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L.I.
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is the main surfer beach in Montauk, but it is easily accessible for anyone. It is a short drive up the highway from town, and off the main road a little ways. The parking lot is small and so get there early, you will need a pass. The hotel provided us with one so ask if yours does the... More 

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Started surfing here in the late '60s with friends from high school/// learned to understand the "botton" as well as the "break"... parking got worse as the years progressed but alwaysworth the challanged... Go for the moment or the wave but watch the local... meter maid.....

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Montauk, New York
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This beach is beautiful, but a little rocky so if you're attending without shoes, just be careful and aware of where you are stepping. The waves can get pretty big here and that brings all the extra people on season. But it's nice to grab a Ditch 'Witch and people watch amongst the beautiful waves. The surfers that come out... More 

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