Indulge in a Coastal Kaleidoscope

Immerse yourself in an enchanting collage of coastal life and history. Rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarks and glimpses of wildlife, Fire Island has been a special place for diverse plants, animals and people for centuries. Far from the pressure of nearby big-city life, dynamic barrier island beaches offer both solitude and camaraderie, and spiritual renewal.

View of barrier island surrounded by water from lighthouse gallery.

Take in the view from the top

Climb to the top of the tower for a spectacular view of Fire Island. Marvel at the original first order Fresnel lens now on display below.

A black, grey, and white royal tern rests on shore during migration.

Barrier Island Birds

More than 330 bird species have been recorded on Fire Island. Find out more about our feathered friends.

A boardwalk leads to angular buildings at marina center.

Beautiful Beach, Boating & Camping Await

If boating, camping, hiking, paddling, and a secluded beach sound like fun, you will want to add Watch Hill to your summer bucket list.

People walk on a lawn near an historic home.

Directions to the William Floyd Estate

Advanced planning is a must for your trip to Fire Island. Get directions and find fun before you go.

Boardwalks lead to an octagonal building in front of a blue sky with clouds.

Stop by a Seashore Visitor Center

Visit William Floyd Estate, Wilderness, Watch Hill, Sailors Haven, and the Fire Island Lighthouse this season.

Last updated: July 11, 2018

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120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772


(631) 687-4750

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