• 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.

Directions to Fire Island Lighthouse

The Fire Island Lighthouse is located at the southern terminus of Robert Moses Causeway, just east of Robert Moses State Park.

By Car:

From I-495 (Long Island Expressway, LIE)
Take Exit 53S to Sagtikos Parkway to Southern State Parkway (2 exits)

From Southern State Parkway (SSP)
Take Exit 40 south onto Robert Moses Causeway

From Sunrise Highway
Take exit 41S onto Robert Moses Causeway

Take Robert Moses Causeway south to its end. Circle the Robert Moses State Park water tower, then proceed east to Parking Field #5.

There is a parking fee at certain times of the year. On busy summer weekends, you should expect a delay getting to the park due to the high volume of traffic.

Park on the east end of the parking lot and follow the boardwalk to the lighthouse (¾-mile walk).

By Ferry:

Take the seasonal Fire Island Ferries boat from Bayshore to Kismet, then hike about 1 mile by beach or down the old Coast Guard Road (vehicles allowed by permit only).

Aerial view of parking lot and winding two-lane roadway, with Robert Moses State Park water tower in background.

Parking for Fire Island Lighthouse is available at Robert Moses State Park, Field 5, where a fee is charged seasonally.

Important Phone Numbers:

Fire Island Lighthouse
Robert Moses Causeway
Bay Shore, NY 11706

GPS Coordinates:

Latitude, 40° 37' 53" North
Longitude, 73° 12' 51" West



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...