Things To Know Before You Come

An aerial view of the barrier island.
While you can drive to either end, there is not a paved road down the length of Fire Island. Getting from one point to another, even a few miles apart, can be complicated.
 

Plan Ahead for Travel to Fire Island


Fire Island National Seashore is a complex and sometimes perplexing place to visit or live. Because of the logistical complications, an extra measure of planning may prove valuable in making the most of your visit to Fire Island National Seashore or to the communities within its designated boundaries.

You should be aware that you cannot drive from one end of Fire Island to the other, although some digital maps and GPS programs indicate that such a route exists!

See Directions for more information.
 
 

Watch Hill will reopen in 2018. Updates will be posted to the Watch Hill web page.

Last updated: February 21, 2018

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Mailing Address:

120 Laurel Street
Patchogue, NY 11772

Phone:

(631) 687-4750

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