Montauk Point State Park Rating
Beach Personality: Surf Fishing Paradise
Montauk Point State Park
Montauk Point State Park calls itself “The Surfcasting Capital Of The World.” That was certainly true the windy, overcast day I was there. Besides myself, the only other visitors were fisherman.
Montauk Point State Park isn’t a beach destination in the sense that it isn’t the sort of beach where you would lay out a towel, build a sand castle, splash in the surf, etc. The sand is more rocks than soft grains of fluffy sand and the water is cold and rough most of the time. On the other hand, if you love fishing, nature and lighthouses, Montauk Point State Park will probably be one of your favorite beach destinations.
Visitors can view a unique natural phenomena at Montauk Point State Park. When the water is calm, you can clearly see the “race” of converging tides from the Atlantic Ocean and Block Island Sound.
Montauk State Park is also home to Montauk Lighthouse, which is the oldest lighthouse in New York State. President George Washington commissioned Montauk Lighthouse in 1792.
- Surfing (December 16th to March 31st only)
- Surf fishing (permit required)
- Walking on the beach
- Public bathrooms – Yes.
- Showers – Yes.
- Parking – Yes, for a fee.
- Food – Yes.
- Lifeguard – No.
- Dogs allowed on the beach – No.
Additional amenities include a lighthouse, museum, gift shop, picnic tables and playground.
Montauk Point State Park is located at 2000 Montauk Highway in Montauk, New York, 11954.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin