• 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, delay or cancellation of ferry service between Patchogue and Watch Hill may occur. For updated ferry schedule information, please call 631-475-1665.

Climate Friendly Planning

Climate Friendly Parks
In 2008, Fire Island National Seashore joined the Climate Friendly Parks Program (CFP). A collaboration of the National Park Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, this program provides national parks with comprehensive support, management tools and resources to address climate change both within park boundaries and in surrounding communities.

The Climate Friendly Park program is expected to:

  • measure park-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • develop sustainable strategies to mitigate these emissions and to adapt to climate change impacts, and
  • educate the public about these efforts.

In 2009, Fire Island National Seashore completed its CFP Action Plan, and has begun to initiate components within the park's means.


The Clean Marina Program initiated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is also expected to be implemented at Fire Island National Seashore in 2008.

In addition to the National Park Service operated marinas, there are municipal and privately owned marinas within the boundaries of the park on Fire Island.


Did You Know?

Close-up view of roots and sand grains beneath golden stems.

Tiny rootlets of the American beach grass (Ammophila breviligulata) and mycorrhyzal fungi hold together the grains of sand that make up sand dunes on Fire Island. You can help protect the dunes by not walking or driving over the beach grass. More...