Notice to Visitors: Watch Hill Closure
The Watch Hill marina is currently closed for a major construction project. In September, 2016, Woodstock Construction LTD began work on the multimillion dollar project to replace electrical and lighting systems, and adjacent bulkhead and boardwalk. The project will help ensure the marina is safe and more resilient to future storms. The marina, visitor center, bathrooms, and family tent campgrounds will be closed for the remainder of the season.
Escape to Watch Hill
Watch Hill is located on the western edge of the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness, directly across the Great South Bay from Patchogue, Long Island. It is accessible by Watch Hill Ferry, private boat, and foot only. The Watch Hill area offers a visitor center, a family campground, ranger-led interpretive programs (including guided canoe trips), a 182-slip transient marina with water, electric, and pump-out station; a small convenience store, snack bar, self-guiding nature trail, picnic area, lifeguarded beach (summer only), restrooms, bathhouse, and pay phones.
The Pier at Watch Hill, a concession-operated full service restaurant with seating for 90, accepts reservations and transient dockage is available for patrons.
The Watch Hill General Store and Snack Bar are open daily mid-May through mid-September, then weekends through mid-October.
Boat to Fire Island
The Watch Hill Marina has 182 slips with 120 and 208 volt service, which accommodate boats with a draft to 5 feet and 8- to 17- foot beam. Of the 182 slips, there are 23 which accommodate 15- to 18- foot beams and offer 208 volt service. Most slips have water and 50 amp electricity (120 volt and 208 volt; extra fee charged). There is a 14-day limit on each stay.
Facillities at Watch Hill Will Reopen in 2018
Watch Hill Marina, Snack Bar, and General Store - Open Seasonally
Please visit www.watchhill.com for more information.
Share the Beach
You may walk your dog on the trails at Watch Hill or on the bay beach, but please remember: Pets must always be leashed.
Last updated: August 3, 2017