• 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.

Brochures

Several brochures and other publications are available to help you plan your stay in the park.

For a printed copy of the park brochure, which includes the Fire Island map, you may contact us and request that the Fire Island National Seashore Official Map and Guide be sent to your mailing address. Copies are also available at park visitor centers and some other locations.

Other brochures may be available at visitor centers, and some are available on-line.

 

The annual Tide Tables booklet is produced to provide helpful information for operators of permitted vehicles who must use Fire Island beaches. Limited quantities are printed, but the tide and distance information is valued by many.

In this booklet, the times predicted for high and low tides are based on Moriches Inlet calculations.

 

Several resource and safety flyers are available at the park:

Fire Island National Seashore also produces:

Did You Know?

Man reads interpretive sign in front of remnants of brick foundation.

The first Fire Island Lighthouse was built at the end of Fire Island in 1826. Today, the Fire Island Inlet is more than five miles west of this foundation. You can see the remnants of the first structure when you visit the present lighthouse, constructed in 1858. More...