Ditch Plains

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Ditch Plains
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Located on the Montauk Peninsula, this popular beach is noted for excellent surfing and body boarding.
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Jen S
7 contributions
Solo
I’ve taken a number of surf lessons over the years and my lesson with Tom at Corey’s Wave was by far the best. The staff at Corey’s Wave is very knowledgeable and responsive. Highly recommend whether you’re a first time surfer or are looking to improve your surfing.
Written June 26, 2022
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loala
New York City, NY19 contributions
Beautiful very soulful spot in Montauk. pretty to walk down to the dunes and there are some food trucks with long lines and high prices but good food. If you are a family I would recommend Hither Hills State park for the parking and accessibility to town and bathrooms etc. Ditch is a surfers beach and busy and the beach has suffered lots of erosion in the past couple years. It is lovely but there is no parking it is permit only and the tickets are high.
Written June 14, 2021
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Michael Nguyen
Cincinnati, OH29 contributions
Beautiful in the mornings! Not very crowded and mainly friendly locals out on the water. Catch a lesson with Coreyswave if you'd like to learn. Surf is consistently good for beginners in the summer.

IMPORTANT: If you're visiting, none of the lots are open to cars without an East Hampton beach parking permit. I parked in the free lot at Shadmoor State Park and took the 20 min walk to Ditch. Phenomenal way to start the day with a clear mind!
Written July 6, 2020
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Coastal532507
4 contributions
Friends
Days long ago big local surfing beach. Now all Airbnb & rentals. No parking anywhere without town permit. Grab a Cab & bag a lunch. Definitely not for young families. Go to Heather Hills $8 fee for day but there are lifeguards, bathrooms, showers & playground. Bring a bag lunch cause most concessions closed w COVD. Lots of other kids & families at Hither Hills on beach. With Social distance in effect would be hard to do at Ditch, small beach great for surfers.
Written June 15, 2020
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Jennifer D
12 contributions
Couples
This beach is private, so a parking pass is necessary. Park at the public park of Shadmoor and walk through the trails. You will encounter amazing views of the ocean from on top of the bluffs. When you are done with the trails, you can walk right onto the beach and admire the bluffs from below.
Written August 2, 2016
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Shari D
New York City, NY23 contributions
Friends
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, we wish you'd drive while texting yourselves westward on the LIE.
Written July 11, 2015
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Charles D
West Hempstead, NY94 contributions
"Ditch" is a rock bottom break that has been a draw for over 50 years. Parking is very limited and need Easthampton permit in season. Good vibe. The entire south side , starting at Ditch , is a rock bottom /point break all the way around lighthouse ( 4+ miles ). Can hold a big swell !
Written November 11, 2015
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April in Paris
68 contributions
Friends
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 parking pass, you will get a ticket. They are notorious for giving tickets here. Other than that, nice place to see but tough to park.
Written September 18, 2018
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dianev1020
Kings Park, NY118 contributions
Friends
The beach is a mecca for surfers and paddleboarders or those who like to watch both. Unparrallelled natural beauty. There are trails in the bluffs to hike as well. The beach is truly amazing. Parkning is limited to two smallish lots so come early or get dropped off. The lots require East Hampton permits which the loding establishments often provide.
Written August 22, 2017
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Sharon I
London, Canada9 contributions
Couples
Take the trip to Shadmoor instead. It is friendly, interesting and FREE. We were very disappointed that we would have risked a $200USD ticket if we parked to go to Ditch Plains. But, I get they are trying to protect residents of the area....
Written May 23, 2017
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