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 »
Watch Hill is located on the western edge of the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness, directly across the Great South Bay from Patchogue, Long Island. It is accessible by Watch Hill Ferry, private boat, and foot only.
The Pier at Watch Hill, a concession-operated full service restaurant with seating for 90, is open for dinner on Friday and Saturday during the shoulder seasons, and on Thursday - Sunday during the summer. Reservations are accepted and transient dockage is available for patrons.
The Watch Hill General Store and Snack Bar are open daily mid-May through mid-September, then weekends through mid-October.
The Watch Hill Marina can accommodate boats with a draft to 5 feet and a 10- to 13-foot beam. A few slips can handle up to 20-foot wide vessels. Most slips have water and 50 amp electricity (125 volt and 250 volt; extra fee charged). There is a 14-day limit on each stay. Limited reservations will be accepted by phone at 631-597-3109 on the day of arrival, after 8:30 a.m.
(See this year's dates and rates.)
Marina Group Reservations
Organized groups of at least 20 boats are able to make advance reservations during the shoulder season months of May, June, September and October (excluding holiday weekends of Memorial Day and Labor Day).
Contact Fire Island Concessions, LLC at 631-597-3109 for more information.
Share the Beach
Watch Hill is a relatively pet-friendly site. However, during most summers piping plovers nest near the Watch Hill beach, and additional restrictions on pets and the use of kites may be enforced from early summer through mid-August. Pets are never allowed on lifeguarded beaches.
You may walk your dog on the trails at Watch Hill or on the bay beach, but please remember: Pets must always be leashed.
How To Get There
Watch Hill Ferry Terminal is located at 150 West Avenue in Patchogue, New York, 11772.
From the Long Island Expressway (LIE or I-495), take Exit 61 S onto County Road 19 (Patchogue-Holbrook Road).
From Sunrise Highway (Route 27), take Exit 52 South onto County Road 19 (Patchogue-Holbrook Road/Waverly Avenue). About 1 mile from Rt. 27, bear left. Cross Main Street, go over the railroad tracks, and cross Division Street. Pass the bowling alley. Ferry terminal parking lot is on your right.
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