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.

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Learn more about Native Heritage

Long Island and Fire Island have long been home to Indigenous Americans. Learn a bit more about Fire Island's Native Heritage

A large two-story square beach house is partially obscured by lush vegetation.

Lodging now available at Fire Island!

For the first time ever, Fire Island National Seashore now offers lodging via the Bayberry Dunes Beach View House

A snowy boardwalk leads to a black and white lighthouse tower.

Open all year & accessible by car? Yes!

There's fun on Fire Island all year. Visit the lighthouse & wilderness by car this season. Just be sure to check visitor center hours first.

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Driving Permits

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

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.

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.

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: October 22, 2021

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120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772



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