• 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.

Plan Your Visit

Ranger with young visitors on the beach

Welcome to Fire Island

You can get to Fire Island National Seashore from a number of locations on Long Island, by various modes of transportation.

From mid-May to mid-October, many visitors either drive or take the Long Island Railroad to Bay Shore, Sayville, and Patchogue on Long Island to access passenger ferries that service communities and National Park Service facilities on Fire Island.

The Fire Island Lighthouse and Wilderness Visitor Center are accessible year-round by car.

Operating Hours & Seasons
Each season offers a unique experience on Fire Island. Be sure to check operating hours for park facilities.

Fire Island offers a variety of overnight options.

Things to Do
Whether you're looking to sail, surf, or see the sights, you can find it on Fire Island!

Things to Know Before You Come
Remember to check train and ferry schedules and, from mid-May through September, be sure to pack protective clothing and/or repellent to keep mosquitoes at bay.

Did You Know?

Two boats side-by-side on the water.

Many boating accidents and drownings are alcohol-related. National Park Service rangers and other officers conduct safe boating checks and enforce boating under the influence (BUI) laws on the Great South Bay. More...