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.

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Basic Information

Understand the basics of the Fire Island before your visit.

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Seashore Sites

Visiting for history, recreation, or solitude? Check out the areas on Fire Island and Long Island managed by the National Park Service.

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Celebrating 60 Years

During the entire year of 2024, Fire Island is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its establishment as a national park site in 1964.

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Getting to Fire Island

Plan ahead! Learn about how to get to seashore sites by ferry, train, car, or private boat.

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Camping on Fire Island

Learn more about frontcountry and backcountry camping options on Fire Island.

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Nature and Science

Learn all about Fire Island's diverse wildlife and ecosystems.

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Driving Permits

Motorized off-road vehicle use is designated within limited National Park Service areas on Fire Island National Seashore.

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Plan your trip with maps of the sites around Fire Island and the William Floyd Estate.

Last updated: July 19, 2024

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Patchogue, NY 11772



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