• 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 »

Multimedia Presentations

Check out Fire Island National Sesahore's latest videos on YouTube!

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Take a virtual tour of Fire Island National Seashore:

Overview of the park's natural and cultural resources, and its major facilities and recreational opportunities. Includes aerial views of Fire Island and a glimpse of a guided tour of the William Floyd Estate.


Learn more about the significance and the stories of Fire Island National Seashore's cultural resources:

Orientation to the Fire Island Lighthouse
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Duration: 11 minutes 30 seconds

Orientation to the Fire Island Lighthouse
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Duration: 11 minutes 30 seconds

Tours into the tower are offered daily, and special guided tours of the Light Station grounds are offered periodically. Curriculum-based education programs are also conducted by the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society.




Fire Island National Seashore
40th Anniversary Commemoration
September 11, 2004
Ocean Beach, Fire Island

While this historic anniversary program wasn't officially or professionally recorded, its content was captured on amateur video. Some of these programs are available on the Friends of Fire Island National Seashore web site to share this perspective on the establishment of of the seashore on September 11, 1964.

Keynote Address by Lee Koppelman
Reminiscences by Walter Reish
Historic Readings by Bartley Horton
Reminiscences by Claire Siegel
Remarks by Murray Barbash
Conclusion by Irving Like

Did You Know?

People on ferry look over Watch Hill Marina.

At least 2.2 million people spend time within the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore every year. Almost 800,000 people annually visit park facilities. July and August are the busiest months. Sunny weekends are the busiest days. More...