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Montauk Point Lighthouse, Montauk

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Lighthouse Landmark
Visit Montauk Point Lighthouse to stroll the coastal landscape and take in the views. The first lighthouse built in New York, it's in the state park bearing the same name. Start at the Conway Visitor Center at the base of Turtle Hill, just below the lighthouse and keeper's quarters. Here you'll learn about the construction of the lighthouse and its role in maritime safety over the years. Your ticket allows you to climb the tower and tour the keeper's quarters. Plan to see Montauk Point Lighthouse and other attractions that appeal to you using our Montauk tourist route planner.
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  • Don't miss the lighthouse and talk to the caretakers if you can. The museum has among other gems the original documents signed by Washington and Jefferson to construct the lighthouse. There is a rough...  more »
  • A must visit! Beautiful views and plenty of history. The walk up to the top was not too bad but it was challenging. I really enjoyed the tour guides in the lighthouse as they were friendly and knowled...  more »
  • Visiting the most easterly point in New York state is great, even on a wet and blustery day. Very bracing! The lighthouse is a pleasant museum that has you thinking about all the Atlantic journeys peo...  more »
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  • Never been inside the lighthouse grounds, but everywhere around fishing. Fish here but come prepared. Do your research on surf casting, if you fish the North side bring waders and korkers to wade out on the slippery rocks. The south side is friendlier with sand and rocky beach, but can get rough. Fishing under the lighthouse requires much testicular fortitude. There is a nice playground, clean bathrooms and light hiking.
  • Happy 4th of July to the people that are reading this! Today I went to Montauk for the first time :). As a native Long Islander, I feel ashamed that I have not visited this town before! Beautiful beaches, great food, and good times await for those who visit. However, the only complaint I have is that the residents there can be a bit "snobby to those who generally like to chat. Moreover, if you have any questions about my experience or about Montauk/Long Island, then feel free to contact me via email. Thank you. - Andrew
  • Almost never experienced more quiet than out in Montauk. That includes the outlying community, as well. I stopped for a snack and a soft drink, and was fascinated by the "sound of nothing"! Views, of course were beautiful, too. The keepers if the lighthouse do not let you breach the top and look out of the glass top, though.
  • Extremely overpriced for what you get. If you do decide to pay the $11 entrance fee don't bother waiting in line to go to the top of the lighthouse. Even if it's a 5 minute wait it's really not worth it. The view is indeed quite pretty but they only allow one person out on a tiny little section of the top of the lighthouse. Which gives you like 30 seconds to take a picture and head back down.
  • Just so you know it's $8 to park and an additional $11 per person to access the lighthouse. It a little bit pricey in my opinion given it's "just" a lighthouse. So we personally didn't get in but toured it for free outside the fences. There's a path made of very large rocks on which waves 🌊 🏃 come crashing. Follows a green area from which you have a beautiful view of the lighthouse (see picture). It finishes with a path under trees to go back to the parking. A good walk.