A Fire Island Weekend

2 Days

The barrier island of Fire Island is just a quick ferry ride across the Great South Bay from mainland Long Island. Locals and visitors travel around by foot, bike, wagon, and golf cart at this ‘car free’ beach haven. Fire Island consists of 17 unique resort communities including private homes and overnight accommodations. Top destinations include Ocean Beach and two internationally known LGBTQ resort communities, The Pines and Cherry Grove. With 32 miles of pristine beaches, this destination is truly a Long Island staple, and there is nothing like a summer trip to Fire Island.

Day 1


Take the Long Island Railroad to Bay Shore to access ferries to Kismet/FI Lighthouse, Ocean Beach, and Ocean Bay Park; to Sayville to access ferries to Cherry Grove, FI Pines, and Sunken Forest; to Patchogue to access ferries to Davis Park and Watch Hill.

Rent a bike for a one-mile scenic bike ride to travel from Ocean Beach and explore the unique Fire Island Community of Ocean Bay Park.

Insider Tip

There are no cars on Fire Island, but Fire Island Water Taxis are available to take you from one town to another. Tickets and Schedules are available here

  • 168 Cottage Walk
  • (631) 583-8870

THE PALMS HOTEL WELCOME TO THE PALMS HOTEL, Fire Island’s premier hotel facility. Experience the world-class beaches, dining, shopping, and nightlife that is offered by this magical barrier island only 45-minutes from New York City… then enjoy comforts and amenities that make our lodging experience…

Day 2

Dining Tip

Enjoy Breakfast at Fire Island Coffee, located in the lobby of the Palms Hotel. Or get it to go and have it on the beach!

A great way to start your day, brunch is available Monday-Thursday and Saturday and Sunday at 10 am with live bands. Entertainment, great food, cold drinks, what more can you ask for?

Have some fun in the sun and visit one of Fire Island’s many beaches. Take a dip in the water, lounge on the shore, and enjoy yourself.

  • Robert Moses State Park
  • (631) 661-4876

Located in Fire Island National Seashore just east of Robert Moses State Park. Contact the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society. Walk the scenic boardwalk, climb to the top of the tower, visit the museum, and see the original 1858 Fresnel lens on display. The lighthouse is also available for…

Camping Options

Beachside glamping and camping is available at Watch Hill Campground.

Learn more about Camping on Long Island.

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