Basic Information

An aerial view showing a narrow island with ocean and bay.
The view from the top of the Fire Island Lighthouse tower looking east.

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Fire Island National Seashore's Headquarters is located in Patchogue on Long Island. Get directions to National Park Service sites on Fire Island and to the William Floyd Estate, a unit of the seashore located in Mastic Beach on Long Island.

Fire Island is a favorite summer stop for many but fewer people enjoy its beauty in the spring, fall, and winter. No matter when you plan to visit, you will want to plan ahead.

When and where you go will determine whether you can take your own car or boat, or a passenger ferry to get there. Visit the links below for more information or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Getting to Fire Island
Getting Around on Fire Island
  • General Information
  • Bicycling
  • Boating
  • Water Taxi - Please note that lateral transportation typically takes place on foot or by water. There are no land taxis and bicycles are not permitted on all boardwalks.
Staying on Fire Island
  • Camping options include primitive/backcountry camping and a family tent campground on Fire Island, and a tent and trailer campground within Smith Point County Park.
  • Lodging within Fire Island communities.
  • Goods & Services
  • Pets are permitted in many places on Fire Island but are not allowed on ocean beaches from March 15 through Labor Day.
Fun on Fire Island

Last updated: March 12, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772



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