Operating Hours & Seasons


Know Before You Go

Parts of Fire Island are accessible all year, but most people come during the summer months (late-June through September) when the weather is most favorable for beach related activities. In the off-season (October through April), public transportation to the island may be limited, and some services on various parts of the island are unavailable.

The Fire Island Lighthouse and Wilderness Visitor Center, located on the west and east ends of Fire Island respectively, are accessible by car year-round. Please be sure to check hours of operation or call when planning your visit.

The William Floyd Estate, located in Mastic Beach on Long Island, is open from Memorial Day to Veterans Day and offers some off-season programs.

Watch Hill and Sailors Haven, accessible by private boat, passenger ferry, or on foot from nearby Fire Island communities, are open mid-May to mid-October.

See hours of operation -- and check exceptions tab -- for each site below.


Visitor Center Phone Numbers

Seashore Headquarters
(631) 687-4750

Fire Island Lighthouse  
(631) 661-4876

Wilderness Visitor Center  
(631) 281-3010

William Floyd Estate
(631) 399-2030

Sailors Haven Visitor Center & Marina
Sailors Haven Visitor Center: (631) 597-6183
Sailors Haven Marina: (631) 597-6014 
Sayville Ferry Service: (631) 589-0810 

Watch Hill

Watch Hill Visitor Center: (631) 597-6455
Watch Hill Marina: (631) 597-6073
Watch Hill General Store: (631) 597-6074
Watch Hill Ferry Service: (631) 475-1665

Backcountry/Wilderness Camping
Please visit www.recreation.gov for more information.

Hours of Operation


Lifeguard Schedule

Late Spring through Early Summer

Watch Hill and Sailors Haven
Weekends and holidays only,10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Early Summer through Labor Day

Watch Hill and Sailors Haven
Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Early Summer through Labor Day

Talisman/Barrett Beach
Weekends and holidays only,11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Last updated: February 28, 2019

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Mailing Address:

120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772



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