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Address: Route 27, Montauk, NY
Phone Number: 631-668-3781
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This state park had a long history as a U.S. military facility.

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Quite possibly the best view in all of Montauk

Camp Hero State Park boasts what is quite possibly the best view in all of Montauk with the most sublime photo opportunities imaginable. Here you can enjoy the ocean from a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Camp Hero State Park boasts what is quite possibly the best view in all of Montauk with the most sublime photo opportunities imaginable. Here you can enjoy the ocean from a most rustic perspective: a deeply eroded cliff, with the iconic Montauk Lighthouse dutifully watching over the tireless and sometimes angry swell. Yes, it’s as poetic as it sounds. Camp... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Winter or summer, this is a great place to walk and hike! You've got to watch an ocean sunset here! Or watch the surfers! The rocks that wash up on the beachfront are so unique you won't find two alike!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Amazing views of the lighthouse! If you are into photography, this is a place to go in Montauk - especially for sunrise and go,den hour photo ops... It offers a trail connection to the lighthouse nearby...

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Deer Park, New York
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

A very interesting place for a walk or a hike. Great ocean and beach views as well as great military history and an old radar tower that is still standing.

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Whitestone, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This is a quit place to pinic and view the ocean.It also has biking & hiking trails For permit holders there is access to fishing groundsH.

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Long island, NY
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Beautiful, scenic park. Should wear good walking shoes if travelling through. We were there for a wedding and it was a bit difficult (but not impossible) to get to the ceremonial spot (with a beautiful view of the lighthouse)!

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Wantagh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Camp hero is now a New York State Park, with lots of easy hiking and biking trails. Small hills and roadways take you just south and west of Montauk lighthouse. Lots of history look for the radar towers and the military bunkers left over from the cold war.

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New York, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Parking fee will also cover the Montauk Lighthouse parking lot. There is a picnic area and hiking - but we prefer to walk to the cliffs overlooking the ocean and lighthouse to take pictures!

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Thornwood, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Be prepared, is it a deserted military base. Lots of boarded up buildings. We went looking for a Letterbox. Google it to find out more but basically it is a box that is hidden and contains a stamp etc etc. The kids like it. Not as welcoming as Montauk Park but it is quite and has much natural beauty. It... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I visited here with a friend July 2014. This is a historic site not only because of the WW2 activities but also served as an Air force radar station starting in 1948 protecting New York City. It is spread out a bit so walking and some driving is required. There are gun emplacements and Bunkers clearly visible and the old... More 

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