Sailors Haven

A view of the barrier beach from atop the secondary dune in the Sunken Forest at Sailors Haven.

NPS Photo/Sucena


A Centuries-Old Forest

Sailors Haven is home to one of the best known areas of Fire Island National Seashore—the Sunken Forest. It is located near the center of the island, across the Great South Bay from Sayville, New York. It is accessible by Sayville Ferry, private boat, and foot only.

Things To Do

Join a ranger-guided tour of or walk through the globally-rare Sunken Forest, fish in the Great South Bay, swim at a lifeguarded beach in summer, or comb the beach for sea shells. Don't forget to stop by the National Park Service Visitor Center to explore the touch table and fish tanks and grab your passport stamp, or a souvenir at the gift shop.

In addition to a one and a half mile long boardwalk trail through the Sunken Forest, Sailors Haven offers a visitor center; snack bar that offers fast, casual, dining; gift shop; picnic tables and grills; lifeguarded beach in summer; a 45-slip public marina with electricity, water and a free boat pump-out station; and restrooms and showers. Water for drinking and restrooms is shut off yearly on the last Thursday in October.

Sail to Sailors Haven

The Sailors Haven Marina is a 48-slip marina with 45 slips available to the public. The marina can accommodate boats with beams between 10 and18 feet with a five foot draft. The majority of slips are between 10 and 14 feet wide. All slips have electric and water (extra fee charged).

Please visit or call the Sailors Haven Marina at 631-597-6014 for the most up to date information on rates and reservations. There is a 14-day limit for each stay.

Know Before You Go: Pets

Pets are not permitted on the ocean beach at Sailors Haven from March 15 through Labor Day. You may bring your dog, but remember that this may restrict your options for enjoyment of Sailors Haven. Pets must always be leashed and under control, and you are required to properly dispose of your pet's excrement.

Facilities at Sailors Haven (Open Seasonally)

Sailors Haven Ferry

Phone: 631-589-8980

Please see schedule from Sayville Ferry Service.

Sailors Haven Marina, Gift Shop, and Snack Bar - Open Seasonally

Phone: 631-597-6014

Please check for more information.


Sailors Haven Visitor Center - Open Seasonally

Phone: 631-597-6183

Stop by this National Park Service visitor center to learn more about Fire Island, the globally-rare Sunken Forest, and upcoming ranger-guided interpretive programs.


Last updated: January 29, 2024

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