Ditch Plains Beach

Ditch Plains Lifeguard Stand

Description of Beach

Located off of Ditch Plains Road/Deforest Road in Montauk. This site is a popular spot for surfing and swimming. It features hiking trails (Rheinstein Park), a lifeguard protected ocean beach, ADA accessible rest rooms, food truck(s), parking for Town of East Hampton residents only, and vehicular beach access (Town of East Hampton permit required). A surf wheelchair is also available when the lifeguards are on duty. For wheelchair usage please see the lifeguards, or for further information please contact, via email, the Recreation Department, or call 631-324-2417.

Rheinstein Park

The Rheinstein Park trails are easily accessible at the entrance of the Ditch Plains Beach parking lot, and also from nearby Miller Avenue or from the Shadmoor Park trail system

Beach Hours

  • Beach open year-round   
  • Rest rooms – open mid-May through mid-October
  • Lifeguard protected ocean beach – Ditch Plains Beach is open for swimming from 9am-5pm when the lifeguards are on duty and within the designated areas only. (Most Town beaches open for swimming Memorial Day weekend, but only on the weekends until mid-June. All lifeguarded beaches are then open full time, Sunday through Saturday, mid-June through Labor Day. After Labor Day, some beaches remain open for swimming for the two weekends following Labor Day.)

Address: 6 Deforest Road, Montauk, NY 11954 Google Maps

Beach Rules

  • Swimming permitted only when the lifeguards are on duty within the designated areas
  • Parking requires a resident Town of East Hampton parking permit
  • Town of East Hampton Beach drive-on pass required for vehicular beach access (designated areas only)
  • No unauthorized commercial activity
  • Carry In/Carry Out in Rheinstein Park
  • Beach and trail usage is “At Your Own Risk” 
  • Dogs should be controlled at all times  and pick up after your dog
  • No littering
  • No camping
  • No smoking 500ft from protected swimming areas during lifeguarded hours
  • Beach Fire Regulations
Ditch Plains Beach Entrance