• 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

  • 09/01/2013

    2011 Sand Creation Contest winner at Watch Hill
    Location: Fire Island National Seashore: Watch Hill | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Watch Hill Visitor Center Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 631-597-6455

Put your creativilty and building skills into action and celebrate the end of the summer season. 2013 contest theme: Seashore Life.

All ages are welcome!

Take an early ferry (8:30 or 10:00 a.m.) from Patchogue-Watch Hill Ferry Terminal in Patchogue to Watch Hill on Fire Island. Sign-up starts at 10:00 a.m. on the lifeguarded beach at Watch Hill. 

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