A popular summer destination on the eastern most point on Long Island, Montauk Point Light is a must-see in any season.
The lighthouse was constructed in 1796 and was the first public works project in United States. It was under civilian operation until WWII.
A view from the trail down to the beach below.
Captain Kidd, a Scottish privateer who was later executed for piracy by the English Crown, is said to have buried treasure in the beaches below the bluff. Though none of this treasure has ever been recovered, you can still see Kidd’s significant contribution to the State of New York today. He was a primary benefactor and patron in the construction of Trinity Episcopal Church in lower Manhattan.
The beach is empty except for a lone couple and their dog.
In order to curb erosion, a beach wall was constructed in 2012.