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Ditch Plains

Montauk Peninsula, Montauk, NY
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My Fave Beach in Montauk

I was there off season, and this was such a wonderful stretch of beach to sit and read, watch the... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
If you don't have parking pass, don't bother.

Take the trip to Shadmoor instead. It is friendly, interesting and FREE. We were very disappointed... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
sharon i
London, Canada
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Located on the Montauk Peninsula, this popular beach is noted for excellent surfing and body boarding.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Montauk Peninsula, Montauk, NY
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

I was there off season, and this was such a wonderful stretch of beach to sit and read, watch the waves, go on walks with my dog. I imagine in-season, it's a great spot to watch surfers and sun bathe. Plus, it's in a super...More

Thank TammyGordon
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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....

1  Thank sharon i
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The views from the park and the paths along the plains offer stunning ocean views. Bring a camera and a sweater, it does get windy.

Thank Kimberly H
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This place has amazing views. We walked on the beach and up top and both are a must do in Montauk. You can either walk from the lighthouse or park closer by.

1  Thank HappyTrails1984
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This beach is the mecca for surfers and paddle boarders. Difficulty in finding parking so get there early. There is an awesome food truck there so no need ot leave for lunch. Walking the trails along the bluff is another reason to go. Breath taking.

Thank dianev1020
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Ditch is a special place for me. My first time to montauk was Labor day 2008. I have returned to this same location because of the surf break and hospitality.

Thank anthonycriminy
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

A popular beach for surfers all year round but much nicer to visit on the off season. The beach has a great deal of erosion from the Nor'easters and storms but it is still nice to walk the shoreline of the beach and observe all...More

Thank mountainrevin
Reviewed 1 December 2016

best place for surfing - only problem was you need a permit to park. otherwise there is no parking. the view was great, and the surfing was great, were there every day for a week.

1  Thank kathleens924
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Wonderful beach off of the beaten path. small parking lot by permit in summer but it seems to be open to the public off season.

Thank tug11
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This beach is easy to get onto. Quiet. Draws a good crowd. Has showers, bathroom and a nice food truck. You will need a Town of East Hampton Parking Pass to park at the beach.

Thank Bob H
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21 July 2016|
Response from Cally1974 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea !! Try contacting owner on this one
Kevin P
7 December 2015|
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Response from RichGag714 | Reviewed this property |
Yes Kevin, there is a lot adjacent to Ditch Plains which actually requires a Easthampton Permit, but I don't think you should have a problem this time of year [DEC.], but hay life is a gamble, so be guided, this is not a... More