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.

Aerial view of channel in barrier island and sandy shoals in the bay.

The Wilderness Breach

Learn about the natural processes that shape the shoreline and influence nearby habitats.

Lifeguards, sunbathers, and swimmers on a sandy beach in summer.

Lifeguarded Beaches & Swimming Safety

The National Park Service provides lifeguard services at three beaches within Fire Island National Seashore.

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.

The rising sun lights up an empty sandy beach.

Discover Watch Hill

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

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 27, 2018

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120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772


(631) 687-4750

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