• 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 »

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?

View from the top of Fire Island Lighthouse, looking west over the narrow island to the inlet in the distance.

The first Fire Island Lighthouse was built in 1826 on the western end of the island. Today, Fire Island Inlet is more than 5 miles west of this foundation. More...