• 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 June 30: Open daily 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tower Tours
As available weekdays, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm weekends

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?

Three hard-bound books and portraits from the late 1800s are lined up on a dark table.

The Floyd family left to the National Park Service more than 3,000 books from their family's personal library. A number of books were written by descendants of William Floyd, who lived in the house at "Old Mastic." More...