• 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.

Town of Islip 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 Islip Zoning Board of 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 Islip, NY Special Regulations and Standards Dealing with Property in the Fire Island National Seashore, see Chapter 68 - Zoning, Article XXXVIII

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

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...