Montauk Point Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in New York state. It sits at the end of the south fork of Long Island. Its construction was completed in November of 1796. It was added as a National Historic Landmark on March 5, 2012.
For a small fee, you can tour the museum and climb to the top of the lighthouse. Once at the top, you will enjoy spectacular views of Block Island and the Atlantic Ocean. There is also a fee to park. You can park and walk the grounds without paying any other fees if you choose to not go inside the lighthouse.
There Is Beach Access
You can walk along the paths or onto the beach. There is a gift shop with a small deli style grill where you can order food. There are tables to eat both inside and out on the deck overlooking the ocean.
The road to get to the lighthouse is a circular one way in/out. Just before you get to Montauk Point, there is a place on your right-hand side called Camp Hero. We highly suggest you stop into here. There is a fee to enter Camp Hero but if you save your receipt, you can use it to park at the lighthouse.
Be Sure To Visit Camp Hero
You can drive through Camp Hero viewing all the old radar equipment and bunkhouses and storage once used. The best part of Camp Hero is the views out into the Atlantic Ocean and the awesome views of the lighthouse. The only facilities there is a porta-potty located in the dirt parking lot.
If you are visiting Long Island and have some time, we highly recommend you visit the Montauk Point Lighthouse. If you are visiting the lighthouse between Memorial Day and Labor Day, try and go during the week. Traffic to the lighthouse is very heavy on the weekends.
2000 Montauk Highway
Date of Visit: May 2014
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