• 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

Summer on Fire Island

Beachgoers enjoy a summer day at Barrett Beach.
Visitors enjoy a relaxing summer day by the shore at Barrett Beach.

Summer is the time to experience Fire Island's pristine white beaches and cool Atlantic surf. Interpretive programs, including guided nature walks, canoeing and Junior Ranger events, are offered in the summer.


Did You Know?

1964-2014 Wilderness 50th Anniversary logo beside winter backpacker on Fire Island

In 2014, America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act on September 3, 1964, just a week before the establishment of Fire Island National Seashore.