• 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.

Fire Island Lighthouse Hours of Operation

View of Fire Island Lighthouse from Burma Road.

Fire Island Lighthouse
1 Burma Road/Lighthouse Driveway on Fire Island
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Phone: 631-661-4876

Through September 1, 2014: Open daily 9:30 am-6:00 pm
Through November 1, 2014: Open daily 9:30 am-5:00 pm
November 2 through mid-December, 2014: Open daily 9:30 am-4:00 pm

Tower Tours
Through September 1, 2014:
Weekdays: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Through November 1, 2014:
Weekdays: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Weekends: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

November 2 through mid-December:
Weekdays: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Weekends: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Parking is available at Robert Moses State Park Parking Field #5 (
fee charged). Please plan for a 3/4-mile walk down the beach or on the boardwalk from Field #5 to the lighthouse.


For More Information
Please visit the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society website, or call 631-661-4876.

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...