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Ditch Plains

Off Ditch Plains Road Montauk , NY 631-324-2417

Montauk has Ditch Plains, where a jetty creates

Montauk has Ditch Plains, where a jetty creates longboard waves and Turtle Cove, next to Montauk Point State Park. (Ditch Plains requires a parking permit, free to town residents and $375 for nonresidents, and Turtle Cove has no public parking; footpath only.) Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

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Indian Wells Beach is restricted to East Hampton Town residents. Other beaches, including 2 open to day visitors, are accessible to all with seasonal parking permits (residents free). Obtain permits weekdays at town clerk's office in East Hampton or at the Montauk Playhouse. Day visitors can go to Atlantic Beach, Mon.-Fri. $25 (no weekends or holidays), or Kirk Park daily; free parking. Permit details, 631-324-4142; beach information, 631-324-2417 or


Surfers always have flocked to Montauk, if only to ride the waves at the world-famous Ditch Plains Beach. A jetty at Ditch Plains creates longboard waves. The beach is free to town residents.

There's a food stand, sand wheelchair and restrooms.

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500 feet on ocean; popular with surfers


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