Ninety-nine acre Shadmoor State Park, located one quarter-mile east of Montauk Village, features more than 2,400 feet of ocean beach accessed by two stairways. The park, named for its open, rolling geography and the shadbush that grows there, also has bluffs, freshwater wetlands that are part of the preserve, hiking trails and elevated platforms for birdwatching and enjoying the shoreline views. Visitors may picnic and saltwater fish. The park's foliage includes black cherry trees and clusters of the rare and federally-endangered sand plain gerardia plant. Of historical note, two concrete bunkers, erected during World War II and once equipped with artillery guns to protect the coast from enemy invasion, remain on the property. Shadmoor does not charge for parking.

Great coastal & beach walk with beautiful views

Awesome views.

Great place for a easy hike (Id consider it more a walk). Fairly well maintained trails, not much elevation change, and great views out to the ocean. Overlooks ditch plains. There are also 2 old bunker installations along the trails. Just be careful by the bluffs, they are severely eroding.

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7 months ago

Great, easy, beach side trail!

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Friday, October 21, 2016

I hiked this trail in late October. It wasn't busy at all. There are cool bunker to look at. And when the trail opens up to the ocean it is just so pretty. The views were great.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

This was a great trail. Great bluffs and historical bldgs along the trail. This is a must see trail. Very quiet and peaceful and runs along the ocean.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Very easy trail that leads to stunning ocean views. I was there in the middle of the day at the height of tourist season and had whole chunks of the trail and overlooks to myself. Loved the tranquility and escape from the crowds.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The sound of the surf while hiking is a totally different experience. Loved the cliffs and the bunkers, too.

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