Fire Island Ocean Beach is just a quick ferry ride across the Great South Bay from mainland Long Island to a local destination that feels like it’s a world away. Locals and visitors travel around by foot, bike, wagon, and golf cart at this ‘car free’ beach haven. With 32 miles of pristine beaches, Fire Island is an oasis and the ultimate Long Island get away. Check out our guide for exclusive savings in Fire Island with the FREE Long Island Downtown Deals Travel Pass.


Where to Eat and Drink:

The Albatross:

A local favorite for decades and the place to be for a good time. Great food, cold drinks, entertainment, a full bar, outdoor patio & more! Come in and see, but remember, “Don’t swing the lights!”

Downtown Deals Exclusive Savings:  Get 15% off your bill mid-week, and 15% off lunch on Saturdays when you present your Downtown Deals Travel Pass.


The best Italian food on Fire Island. Offering a wide variety of pizza, pasta & salads, and located conveniently on Ocean Beach. Open for dine in, take out, and even delivery!

Downtown Deals Exclusive Savings:  Receive 15% off your order of $50 or more when you present your Downtown Deals Travel Pass.


One of Fire Island’s most legendary spots for almost 50 years, CJ’s is the home of the Rocket Fuel, Fire Island’s must have cocktail. No trip to Fire Island is complete without a stop to CJ’s!

Downtown Deals Exclusive Savings: Free appetizer with the purchase of two entrees. $20 Burger and Beer combo when you present your Downtown Deals Travel Pass.

Island Mermaid:

A casual yet elegant dining experience, Island Mermaid truly has it all. Located on the waterfront and offering amazing views of the Great South Bay, specialty drinks, creative dishes, and themed nights such as Game Night and Outdoor Movie Night.

Downtown Deals Exclusive Savings: When presenting your Downtown Deals Travel Pass, receive 10% off your final bill.


Since 1974, Matthew’s has been a local family-owned favorite and the place to go for delicious seafood! Open seven days a week for the summer season. Dock your boat and come on in! Also, don’t forget to check out Matty’s Gourmet Market for the freshest seafood around.

Downtown Deals Exclusive Savings: Free Dessert with Entrée Purchase at Lunch or Dinner Monday Through Thursday with your Downtown Deals Travel Pass!

Rachel’s of Fire Island Restaurant and Bakery:

Satisfy your cravings at Rachel’s of Fire Island Restaurant and Bakery. With tons of options for both eats and sweets, there is something for everyone! Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course, dessert! Taste their vast selection of homemade gelato flavors or world-famous crumb cake!

Downtown Deals Exclusive Savings: Wine and Dime Wednesdays! Using your Downtown Deals Travel Pass, purchase your first glass of wine and get the second for a dime! & Present your Downtown Deals Travel pass to enjoy a three-course pasta dinner on Sunday for only $30.

The Sandbar:

One of Fire Island’s top spots for entertainment, there is always something happening at the Sandbar! And the best part is that there is never a cover charge! Uniquely designed to resemble the Fire Island Ferry, and serving up good food, brunch, drinks, live music, and theme nights like game night, karaoke night, and glow night.

Downtown Deals Exclusive Savings: Enjoy brunch everyday Monday through Thursday, and Saturday and Sunday at 10 am with live bands all day! Don’t forget about Happy hour on Friday with DJ’s and live bands!


Where to Shop:

Hanalei and Kula’s:

is a truly unique store that has all your apparel needs and is where Hawaii meets Fire Island! Find trendy clothes, candles, scents, jewelry and more that cannot be found anywhere else.

Downtown Deals Exclusive Savings: Stop in and shop! Receive 10% off purchases of $100 or more when using your Downtown Deals Travel Pass.


Where to Stay:

The Palms Hotel Fire Island:

Fire Island Ocean Beach’s premiere lodging choice. The Palms offers many amenities such as various room and suite options to fit every need; bike rentals for easy transportation, an outdoor courtyard with barbeques, wagons, beach chairs, longue chairs, private Bay Beach access and more! This boutique hotel will have you living like a local in the lap of luxury.

Downtown Deals Exclusive Savings: Mention your Downtown Deals Travel Pass when booking to receive 20% off mid-week stays in September with special amenities & VIP treatment!


What to Do:

Fire Island Lighthouse:

Not only is the Fire Island Lighthouse one of the most well-known lighthouses on Long Island, but it is also the tallest standing at 168 feet high. Visitors can browse the gift shop, the keeper’s quarters, and museum where volunteers are eager to show off the nautical artifacts inside such as the first Fresnel lens used. Climb up the tower to see breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean, bay, and NYC skyline. Accessible from Robert Moses State Park-Field 5.

Downtown Deals Exclusive Savings: Present your Downtown Deals Travel Pass to receive 20% off of your climb up the Tower!



Fire Island Ferries Inc.:

The premier way of getting to Ocean Beach Fire Island this summer! Fire Island Ferries Inc. connects you to eight Fire Island Communities such as Kismet, Saltaire, Fair Harbor, Ocean Beach, Ocean Bay Park, Seaview, Atlantique, and Dunewood. Enjoy a scenic ferry ride over to your favorite local island beach getaway!

Downtown Deals Exclusive Savings: Take $1 off child ticket with the purchase of an adult Ticket Tuesday through Thursday with your Downtown Deals Travel Pass.