• 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 »

Directions & Maps

Once on Fire Island, you can find more information at Fire Island National Seashore's visitor centers.

Seasonally staffed visitor centers are a great place to find more information on Fire Island.

You can get to Fire Island National Seashore facilities and destinations from a number of entry points and by various modes of transportation. But you can't drive from one end of Fire Island to the other. Remember to allow enough time for Long Island traffic conditions. Always be aware of seasonal ferry schedules if you plan to come or go by water.

For more information on travel to Fire Island, please visit:
To learn more about travel between sites on Fire Island, please visit:

Did You Know?

Lifeguard stand and rescue buoys are stationed on the beach.

Lifeguarded beaches are provided at Fire Island National Seashore during the summer at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven. More...