More Park Facilities Reopen During May 2013
Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas open May 10. Limited ferry service from Sayville to Sailors Haven resumes May 13 and ferries from Patchogue to Watch Hill start on May 18. Remaining park facilities to reopen by May 25, 2013. More »
Directions to Fire Island Lighthouse
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).
The Fire Island Lighthouse offers exhibits, a nature trail, interpretive programs and curriculum-based fourth grade education programs (school groups by reservation only). There is walking access to the Lighthouse Beach (no lifeguards).
Grounds and facilities are open year-round, weather and conditions permitting.
Visit the new Fresnel Lens Display Building at the Fire Island Light Station.
Adjacent to the lighthouse terrace, the new Fresnel Lens Display Building resembles an historic generator building that stood at this site when the original first order Fresnel lens was removed from the Fire Island Light in 1933.
The Fresnel lens will be displayed in the new building by mid-summer 2011.
Did You Know?
Horseshoe crabs come near shore on the full moon in May and June to lay thousands of eggs, which are a valuable food source for migrating shorebirds in spring and early summer. Occasionally, a perfectly-formed horseshoe crab molt can be found on the beach, shed as the young animal grows. More...