Eating & Sleeping

Visitors order food at the Watch Hill Snack Bar

Snack Bars and Seaside Restaurants

Seasonal snack bars can be found at or within a short walk from many National Park Service sites on Fire Island. Food items are available at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven from mid-May to mid-October. Seaside dining is available within many of the communities.

A Variety of Options for Overnight Stays

There are a variety of options for an overnight stay on Fire Island. At National Park Service sites, options include camping and marinas. The family tent campground at Watch Hill, and the marinas at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven are open from mid-May to mid-October. These facilities are operated by a National Park Service concessioner, Love Watch Hill and Sailors Haven, Inc. Both locations are accessible only by ferry, water taxi, or private boat.

Backcountry wilderness camping is also an option. Reservations and a fee are required. Visit for more information.

There are also opportunities for overnight stays at Smith Point County Park, several bay side marinas, and numerous summer rentals and small hotels within some of the seventeen communities on Fire Island.

Last updated: January 18, 2023

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