Pets on the Beach
From March 15 through Labor Day, pets (excluding service animals) are not permitted on Fire Island National Seashore ocean beaches.
This closure is made to protect federally and state listed threatened and endangered species.
Pets are also not permitted in Robert Moses State Park or parts of Smith Point County Park. Several Fire Island communities prohibit dogs and other pets on the beach. Please check before you plan your visit with your dog.
During the plover nesting season, the National Park Service closes its ocean beaches to pets and kites, and further restricts vehicle access to the beach.
Considerate, responsible pet owners help ensure a peaceful coexistence in the park.
Where dogs are allowed, please remember:
Always be considerate and pick up after your pet. Dispose of pet waste properly. (Don't bury dog feces in the sand on the beach.)
Did You Know?
The use of personal watercraft (PWCs or JetSkis) is restricted within the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore. While not permitted at National Park Service facilities or near shorelines, PWCs may use the marked channels to access some of the Fire Island communities. More...