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Fort Pond Bay

March 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Fort Pond BayFort Pond Bay in Montauk is a triple-threat destination. It offers a spectacular view of the bluffs, has deep water to accommodate many sizes of boats, and has an underwater attraction for snorkelers and divers.

This is an easy-to-reach spot if you are boating from points east of Shelter Island, as it’s located just west of Lake Montauk and east of Hither Hills State Park. The entrance to the bay is just opposite Gardiners Island in Napeaque Bay. Caution: The deep water drops off quickly, so monitor the depth vigilantly and be careful about getting too close to the shore.

On the east side entrance to the bay is Culloden Point, where the H.M.S. Culloden, an English frigate that sank in 1871, sits just 150 feet off shore.

There are no facilities here but Lake Montauk is a short ride away to the east. You can also take your inflatable and visit the Edward Vincent Ecker, Sr. County Park and the hiking trails at Hither Woods Preserve.

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