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.
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).
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
Sailors Haven Marina, Gift Shop, and Snack Bar - Open Seasonally
Sailors Haven Visitor Center - Open Seasonally
Last updated: March 31, 2023