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Montauk beaches and parks

Montauk may be the absolute end of Long Island, but once you drive through theHamptons, you'll understand why you did it.

The state and county parks are gorgeous and educational, not to mention great exercise paths. The beaches?Hello, beaches.

And if you're a surfer, Ditch Plains is among the best in the country.

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  • Camp Hero State Park in Montauk. (Aug, 14,

    Camp Hero State Park State park, Historical landmarks 1898 Montauk Highway (Route 27) east to the end Montauk If you have ever traveled through Montauk and noticed a tremendous structure looking like a ...

  • Surfers always have flocked to Montauk, if only

    Ditch Plains Beach, City and Town beach Off Ditch Plains Road Montauk Surfers always have flocked to Montauk, if only to ride the waves at the world-famous ...

  • East Lake Drive Beach in Montauk. (Aug. 29,

    Gin Beach / East Lake Drive Beach City and Town beach Off Route 27 end of East Lake Drive Montauk This beach on Block Island Sound at the end of East Lake Drive requires a ...

  • Bayville resident Madeline Mullen, 6, munches on strawberries

    Hither Hills State Park Kids, Beach, State beach, State park, Playground, Campgrounds 164 Old Montauk Highway (Route 27) 4 miles west of hamlet of Montauk Montauk Major lure at this 1,755-acre park is camping along a beautiful stretch of the Atlantic; ...

  • Bayville resident Madeline Mullen, 6, munches on strawberries

    Hither Hills State Park Campground Campgrounds 164 Old Montauk Hwy. Montauk The basics: 1,755 acres, rest rooms, showers, general store, playgrounds, dump station, films, swimming, horseshoes, ...

  • Paul Dury of West Islip, with son Christian

    Kirk Park Beach City and Town beach Off Route 27 just west of village Montauk Also known to locals as "Umbrella Beach" and the "IGA Beach" (because it's close to ...

  • A view of the grounds of Montauk Downs

    Montauk Downs State Park State park 50 S. Fairview Ave. north of Route 27 Montauk This 160-acre park on the South Fork is built around a golf course ...

  • Montauk Point State Park in Montauk. (Aug. 15,

    Montauk Point State Park Hiking, Fishing Venues, Birding, Historical landmarks, Campgrounds, State beach, Surfing, Lighthouse, State park 2000 Montauk Hwy. Route 27 east to end Montauk Aside from this being the location of the iconic and historic Montauk Lighthouse - one ...

  • Shadmoor State Park in Montauk. (Aug, 14, 2012)

    Shadmoor State Park Fishing Venues, State park, Hiking 900 Montauk Highway Montauk Although the warnings of heavy tick populations sit prominently on its gates, many pass through ...

  • Montauk County Park in Montauk. (Aug. 14, 2012)

    Montauk County Park Preserve, Campgrounds, County park, Cross country skiing, Horse facility, Birding, Suffolk, Biking trail, Hiking Route 27 Montauk The western neighbor of Montauk Point State Park, this county preserve features a number of ...

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