• 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


A fiery Fire Island sunset

The Origin of "Fire Island"

We'll give you three hints: maps, pirates, and poison ivy. Learn more about how Fire Island got its name.

John Taylor Wood
Fire Island During the Civil War

Learn how the Floyd family was impacted, and about Fire Island's connection to the Civil War.

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