• 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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  • New Backcountry Camping procedures

    Reservations for required permits must be obtained through Recreation.gov. Due to the breach at Old Inlet, access to both east and west wilderness camping zones must now be from Davis Park or access points west, and involve a 2½ to 10 mile hike. More »

Places To Go

Fire Island facilities with links William Floyd EstateWilderness Visitor CenterFire Island WildernessLifeguarded BeachesPatchogue-Watch Hill Ferry TerminalSailors Haven/Sunken ForestFire Island Lighthouse

National Park Facilities Open All Year
Accessible by private vehicle

Fire Island Lighthouse
with parking available at
Robert Moses State Park

Fire Island Wilderness
with parking available at
Smith Point County Park


National Park Facilities Open Seasonally
Accessible by private vehicle

William Floyd Estate

National Park Facilities Open Seasonally
Accessible by passenger ferry or private boat

Sailors Haven/Sunken Forest
Watch Hill

National Park Areas Open Seasonally
Accessible by private boat only

Barrett Beach/Talisman

Non-Federal Facilities/Services

Fire Island Communities
Robert Moses State Park
Smith Point County Park
Other Nearby Attractions

Did You Know?

Man reads interpretive sign in front of remnants of brick foundation.

The first Fire Island Lighthouse was built at the end of Fire Island in 1826. Today, the Fire Island Inlet is more than five miles west of this foundation. You can see the remnants of the first structure when you visit the present lighthouse, constructed in 1858. More...