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 solitude, camaraderie, and spiritual renewal.

A park rangers flat hat sits atop a dune next to an LGBTQ pride flag and transgender pride flag.

Fire Island's LGBTQ Heritage

Fire Island has been an important historical haven for members of the LGBTQ community. Learn more about Fire Island's LGBTQ connections.

Three scientists in white tyvek suits conduct wildlife surveys in a forest

Internship Spotlight Series

Fire Island National Seashore is lucky to welcome interns every season. Learn a bit more about our 2020 interns with this video series.

An adult piping plover, a small shorebird, stands on a sandy beach.

Piping Plover

Learn more about this migratory shorebird which nests on Fire Island, and how the National Park Service is working to protect it.

A fisherman surf-casts in front of a setting sun.

Fishing on Fire Island

Learn more about fishing on Fire Island.

A group of children look on as a Park Ranger demonstrates how to use a water testing kit.

Information For Educators

Educators, we are here for you! Park Rangers are standing by for virtual visits to your classroom or in person visits to the park.

Last updated: June 5, 2021

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Patchogue, NY 11772



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