• 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.

Event Details

  • 03/16/2013

    Seashells line the shore
    Location: Fire Island National Seashore: Wilderness Visitor Center | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Irene Rosen Contact Phone Number: 631-687-4780

Beachcombing is a great excuse to visit the beach during the offseason and it's always fun to find new seashells. But do you know which animals lived in these shells or what their role was in the ocean environment? Join a park ranger to learn more while you search for seashells by the seashore. This program is geared for children ages 8 to 12, but all ages are welcome. Dress for the outdoors and for walking on sand. Call 631-281-3010 (weekends) and 631-687-4780 (weekdays) for more information.

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