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Montauk Point State Park

Montauk, Suffolk County

bird eating a crab, lighthouse on a point

watchable wildlife logo with binoculars

While visiting the famous Montauk Lighthouse, stand on the surrounding bluffs to get a dramatic view of land's end and the Atlantic Ocean at this park, which encompasses much of the eastern tip of Long Island. From bluffs and beach, watch a variety of seabirds gliding on ocean breezes or floating on the waves offshore. Harbor seals regularly haul themselves out to rest on rocks a short distance from the beach. During marine migratory periods, you'll often see pods of playful white-sided, common and bottle-nosed dolphins gorging on small fish that congregate in massive numbers at certain times of the year.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Miles of trails
  • Observation blinds
  • Beach

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Equestrian trails
  • Wildlife photography
  • Fishing
  • Hunting


International Symbol of Accessibility

This Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has some accessible features, including fishing. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


862 acres

Closest Town



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Contact Information

Telephone: 631-668-3781

Address: 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954

Website: Montauk Point State Park (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo credits: NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation