More Park Facilities Reopen During May 2013
Watch Hill and Sailors Haven marinas open May 10. Limited ferry service from Sayville to Sailors Haven resumes May 13 and ferries from Patchogue to Watch Hill start on May 18. Remaining park facilities to reopen by May 25, 2013. More »
Things To Do
Fire Island is a magical place that has provided fond memories for generations of people who have lived, worked or visited on the island. As a part of Fire Island National Seashore, the prospect of future memories is still alive for many more people.
You can enjoy sightseeing, hiking, and wildlife-viewing on nature trails and along entire seashore and grounds of William Floyd Estate. Canoeing, boating, and fishing are a few of the water-based activities you may find in Great South Bay, along salt marshes, between Watch Hill and Smith Point. Interpretive programs are offered at all sites, although schedules vary by season. For ocean beach recreation, lifeguards are on duty at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven from late-June through Labor Day.
Did You Know?
The piping plover is a federally threatened and New York State endangered species. It may be delisted when a total of 575 breeding pairs can be maintained in New York and New Jersey for five years. Fire Island National Seashore is currently the home of 15 - 20 nesting pairs of these shorebirds. More...