East Lake Beach (Gin Beach)

East Lake Beach Vista

Description of Beach

Located at the end of East Lake Drive in Montauk. This site features a lifeguard protected bay beach, ADA accessible rest rooms, food truck, 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.

Beach Hours

  • Beach open year-round   
  • Rest rooms – open mid-May through mid-October
  • Lifeguard protected bay beach – East Lake Beach (Gin Beach) is open for swimming from 10am-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: 555 East Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954 Google Maps

Beach Rules

  • Swimming permitted only when the lifeguards are on duty within the designated areas
  • Parking requires a 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
  • 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