Climb the Bluffs of Shadmoor State Park

Surfside Ave, Montauk - Search Nearby - Added by Lara Paul

Climb the bluffs along the water's edge, and watch the Long Island surfers from above.

I've never actually been into the Shadmoor State Park, but you can climb up and onto the bluffs from the beach easily; well kind of easily.

Most of the parking lots along the beach require Hamptons residency tags, so you can't park right next to beach entrances... bummer. We typically park along Surfside Ave. near the beach access. From there you can easily walk along the water till you get to the bluffs after you take a dip.

Climbing this requires you to look at the cliff wall and decide whether it looks like a stable path for you to climb. You will probably see sketchy wooden staircases up the bluffs, but these are private property. Once you find a spot that seems good, go for it! It's not too difficult to get up since it's not a straight vertical, but you might get your hands dirty.

Once you get up, everything is easy. You can walk along the edge and overlook the water. In Montauk there are bound to be some surfers, so stop and stare for a bit. You can walk all the way to Ditch Plains (a pretty well-known surf spot) and watch them as well; or go surfing yourself!

Distance

1.2 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

100 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Fitness, Cycling, Chillin, Fishing, Photography, Bodysurfing, Running, Surfing, Swimming, Hiking

Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

Niantic / I-95 Exit 72 KOA

East Lyme, Connecticut

Mystic KOA

North Stonington, Connecticut

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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