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.

Two gloved hands hold and measure a small Eastern red bat.


Bats are cooler than you think. Celebrate #BatWeek and find out how these night flyers contribute to natural systems.

Silhouette of surf fisherman at sunrise.

Fish Fire Island

Spectacular sunrises, surf, and "stripers" make fall the time to cast a line on Fire Island.

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.

A group of Monarch butterflies come to roost on a pine tree branch.

Monarch Butterflies

Monarch butterflies can fill the sky over Fire Island on fall migration. Learn more about these fascinating creatures.

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: October 17, 2018

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120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772


(631) 687-4750

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