Swimming in Fire Island National Seashore

With its rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarks, and glimpses of wildlife, New York’s Fire Island has been a special place for diverse plants, animals, and people for centuries. Far from the pressure of nearby city life, the dynamic barrier island beaches of the national seashore offer solitude, camaraderie, and renewal.

Fire Island National Seashore offers you ample opportunities to immerse yourself in this unique place, by swimming off its sandy beaches. During the summer, Fire Island National Seashore also provides opportunities for supervised swimming at two ocean beaches, Sailors Haven and Watch Hill, which are both accessible by ferry or private boat.


Last updated: January 17, 2018