• 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

Photography

Photographer on Fire Island.
 

Fire Island's scenic oceanfront vistas and colorful sunrises and sunsets over the ocean or bay provide great opportunities for photography.

The Fire Island Lighthouse is perhaps one of the most recognizable landmarks on Long Island, and makes a very patient "model" for your camera.

If you are engaged in any commercial photography or filming, you must obtain a special use permit from the National Park Service.

You may share your images on Facebook and Twitter, or enter either the park's annual photography contest or the larger National Park Foundation-sponsored event.

The Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society hosts an annual art show, usually in July, that includes local photography.

Want to learn more? Join a photography workshop on Fire Island. Check the Schedule of Events for dates and times.

Did You Know?

Piping Plover on sandy beach.

The Piping Plover is one of Fire Island National Seashore's threatened and endangered species. It makes its nest above the high tide line on clean, undeveloped beaches in the early spring. Chicks are fledged by late summer. More...