• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

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  • Pet Restrictions in Effect March 15 through Labor Day

    Dogs/other pets (except for service animals) are not allowed in the wilderness or on any of Fire Island's federally owned oceanfront beaches from March 15 through Labor Day to help protect threatened and endangered beach-nesting shorebirds. More »

  • Backcountry Camping Permit and Access Procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through www.recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Watch Hill or points west, and involve a 1½ to 8 mile hike. More »

  • Attention Watch Hill Ferry Passengers

    Due to channel conditions, suspension of ferry service between Patchogue and Watch Hill may occur. If channel conditions are not navigable, Watch Hill-bound vessels may run to and from Davis Park, approximately one mile from Watch Hill.

Plan A Field Trip

Enhance your educational program with a hands-on learning experience at Fire Island National Seashore. You may arrange a visit to Fire Island by ferry in the fall or spring, or get to Fire Island Lighthouse, Fire Island Wilderness, or William Floyd Estate by bus year-round. Call ahead and schedule a volunteer- or ranger-led program, or ask for free materials to enrich your self-guided tour.

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Did You Know?

Seal on beach in winter.

Seals occasionally bask on Fire Island beaches in winter. Enjoy watching them from a safe distance. Remember to give these wild mammals plenty of room to retreat if you encounter one during your winter hike! More...