Things to Do in Montauk

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  • Ann S
    Waterford, CT265 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were fortunate to make the trip on a sparkling sunny fall day in the middle of the week. The views were amazing, the crowds were sparse. No charge for parking on weekdays. I climbed to the to top of the lighthouse but my husband declined- he has claustrophobia. I'll admit the climb up was a bit rough given that I have a history of vertigo. The best strategy was to just keep going and don't look back. I wondered if it would be worth it. It was! The views were so spectacular. The docent at the top was really helpful pointing out different sights and even recommended other parks for us to visit on our way out of town. The gift shop has a very nice selection of items.
    Written October 16, 2023
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  • Andres72423
    Bridgeport, CT2,931 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    While in the area we decided to stop at this site and it was very nice. We were able to walk and catch a look at the bluffs and also see the ocean. It is a nice walk to take. Great opportunity to take good pics. If you want you can bring a picnic basket and enjoy some quiet time. Just make sure you are at a safe distance from the edge of the bluffs.
    Written October 23, 2023
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  • Rajpal S
    London, UK121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came with the family on a nice hot summers day. Staff were friendly. Sites were amazing and totally worth going up to the top of the lighthouse for the awesome views! Would strongly recommend coming here!
    Written August 23, 2023
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  • Doug
    New York City, NY40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The walk to the beach was short and sweet we went down the bluff and the beach was amazing. We went for a sunrise parking was plentiful at 530am. We walked the trail back to the car there was an amazing tree just off the trail at one point. The purple sand, rocky beach, and water were amazing. The formations created by natural erosion are incredible to see. The bunker was cool there is a sketchy back way in if you're daring. On the trial, there is also a phenomenal lookout view great picture spot.
    Written August 20, 2023
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  • louraedude
    New York201 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    40 years plus of camping here. Tent or pop-up. The folks running the store this year were the best ever! So nice and helpful. Showers in one of the bath houses were down the whole week. They need to prevent that. The only recommendation I have and I have the same every year is they ignore night time security. By that I mean protecting you from the drunk and loud campers next door. They say it is quiet time after 10 pm but they do nothing to assure that. There are no cops driving through as there were years ago. The ranger drives through and hassles people at 11am each day about car stickers, etc. That is worthless. He needs to drive through at 11pm and tell everyone to shut up. Also you are allowed to list 6 people per site yet they allow people to set up tarps big enough to hold 40 people with two drinking ping-pong tables going at once. Common sense guys...
    Written August 22, 2022
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  • Amy T
    Northampton, MA1,385 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views, interesting dunes (not like I'm used to at Cape Cod), and lots of great surfers out there tackling waves. Lovely beach- highly recommend.
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • gnp67
    Commack, NY314 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I loved the beach here. It is usually not packed, the sand is very white and not rocky. The water is a little rocky but it is to be expected with Long Island. If I come back to montauk, I would absolutely go here again. It is perfect for families and there are many hotels right next to the beach.
    Written July 3, 2021
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  • gnp67
    Commack, NY314 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Anyone who comes to Montauk, has to visit go’s a soon. The views are beautiful and the stores are great. There is a variety of stores to choose from and a lot of restaurants on the property. We enjoyed the ice cream shop, the restaurant and clam bar.
    Written July 3, 2021
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland18,540 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Disappointing when we got here as it’s undergoing a massive renovation. It’s still worth a look at the grounds.
    Written February 22, 2020
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  • Jamalily
    Philadelphia, PA105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Facility looks interesting and well maintained. Price is reasonable for a day's swimming. Nice grounds.
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • sullific
    new haven, ct709 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Montauk is overpriced and overhyped, a decidedly downmarket "resort" with Catalina prices. While I have no great desire to ever return, if I did, I would return for one thing: this beach.

    I love big waves, just to stand in the surf. I have stood in surf on both coasts and in many places and never experienced breakers like this (at one point, the backflow - another wave produced when the incoming giant crashed against the four-foot erosion dropoff where the waves have carved away the beach - I've never seen that anywhere else - went out to sea with such force it ripped one of my flip flops off my foot and shot it off to Block Island or Portugal...never to be seen again). That's surf!

    I would have stayed there all day just reveling in the sound, smell and overall bodily experience of being tossed around by breakers - standing almost out of the water altogether!
    Written August 29, 2019
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  • Dawnlive2travel
    Freeport, NY122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice still water off the beach great to put in with a kayak or paddle board. You can paddle all around or over to Dureays or the Montauket or go in the other direction.
    Written August 21, 2017
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