• 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.

Robert Moses State Park

Aerial view of boardwalks meandering from a large parking lot, ocean waves in the background.

Visitors may park at Robert Moses State Park Field 5 parking lot and walk 3/4 mile to the Fire Island Lighthouse and Lighthouse Beach.

Robert Moses State Park is located on the western end of Fire Island, outside of the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore. The park is accessible by car via the Robert Moses Causeway. There are several parking lots in the state park (a fee is charged) and parking is available within Field 5 to reach the Fire Island Lighthouse and Lighthouse Beach.

Please visit Robert Moses State Park for more information.

Did You Know?

Lifeguard stand and rescue buoys are stationed on the beach.

Lifeguarded beaches are provided at Fire Island National Seashore during the summer at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven. More...