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.

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 large seal rests on shore near the waves.

Marine Mammals

Nineteen species of marine mammals, including whales, dolphins, and seals, have been recorded at Fire Island National Seashore. Learn more!

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: April 13, 2021

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Patchogue, NY 11772



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