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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.

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

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!

Camping Options

Beachside glamping and camping is available at Watch Hill Campground.

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