• 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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  • New Backcountry Camping procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through Recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Davis Park or access points west, and involve a 2½ to 10 mile hike. More »

Town of Brookhaven Building & Zoning Applications for Fire Island

Review and Comments on Zoning/Building Permit Applications
See Federal Review of Building and Zoning Permit Applications within Fire Island National Seashore for more information.

Applications to the Town of Brookhaven Board of Zoning Appeals and the corresponding letters from Fire Island National Seashore to the appropriate zoning authority are now being posted online. Applications are organized by hearing date in the chart below, followed by the superintendent's response by Suffolk County Tax Map Number and specific community.

Boundaries of each community are defined in 36 CFR 28.3
For Town of Brookhaven, NY Code for Great South Beach in Fire Island National Seashore, see Chapter 85 - Zoning, Article XVI


2014 Town of Brookhaven Zoning Board Hearings for properties within Fire Island National Seashore

  • 2/26/2014 #38 Milbaur 986.50-1.2 Fire Island Pines
  • 1/22/2014 #30 Vandoorne 986.30-2.42 Fire Island Pines
  • 1/22/2014 #22 Charlton 986.3-4.16 Fire Island Pines

Did You Know?

Coral-pink sunrise over low, dark silhouette of the island, a sliver of calm bay water to the left and gentle ocean waves to the right.

Barrett Beach/Talisman is one of the narrowest parts of 32-mile-long Fire Island. You can easily walk from one side of the island to the other—bay to ocean—in 5 minutes or less. More...