A Fire Island Weekend
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.
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.
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…
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!
- 479 Bay Walk
- (631) 835-1333
For 49 years CJ’s Restaurant & Bar has been serving food and fun to residents and vacationers of Fire Island. Known as the “Home of the Rocket Fuel®”, CJ’s has become Fire Island’s landmark bar for this refreshing Fire Island must-have cocktail.
- 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…
Beachside glamping and camping is available at Watch Hill Campground.
Learn more about Camping on Long Island.
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