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Fire-Island is located on the southern end of Long Island and is reached by ferry from the towns of Bay Shore, Sayville or Patchogue. The Fire Island National Seashore is accessible by car near its eastern end at Smith Point County Park. The beautiful beaches of Fire Island are made up of soft, white sand and outdoor activities abound on the island. Choose from swimming, surfing, boating, kayaking, wind surfing, hiking, camping and biking. Wildlife is abundant on Fire Island along the seashore where white-tailed deer, red fox and rabbits can be seen, and anglers fish for bass, blowfish, mackerel and winter flounder. The visitors' center is located inside one of the main attractions on the island - the Fire Island Lighthouse, which is a mid-19th century structure. One of the other top attractions on Fire Island is the Sunken Forest, which is a very unique area that is one of the last remaining maritime forests on the eastern seaboard. The 40-acre forest earned its name because it appears lower than the surrounding water, although it is not actually below sea level - the high surrounding sand dunes that protect this environment create the illusion of being lower than sea level. Other Fire Island attractions include Sailors Haven, which offers a marina, beach and picnic areas, and Robert Moses State Park, located on the west end of the island, with a fishing pier, boat anchorages and a putt-putt golf course. There are several communities located on Fire Island, including Ocean Beach, which is the largest.

Surrounding areas: Seaview, New York (1.3 mi), Ocean Beach, New York (1.7 mi), Robbins Rest, New York (2.2 mi), The Pines, New York (3.2 mi), Bayport, New York (7.1 mi), Oak Beach, New York (8.6 mi), Brookhaven, New York (13.8 mi)

Fire Island Vacation Rentals

Fire Island Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Lands End Motel70 Browns Riv RdSayville, NY6.1 mi.(631) 589-2040
Fire Island Hotel And Resort20 West Main StBayshore, NY7.9 mi.(631) 583-8000
Capri Bayshore Motor Inn300 Bayshore RdBay Shore, NY8.0 mi.(631) 666-7275
Sayville Motor Lodge5494 Sunrise HwySayville, NY8.2 mi.(631) 589-7000
La Quinta Inn & Suites Islip/ Macarthur Airport10 Aero RdBohemia, NY8.9 mi.(631) 881-7700
Holiday Inn-ronkonkoma3845 Veterans Memorial HwyRonkonkoma, NY9.1 mi.(631) 585-9500
Hilton Garden Inn Islip/Macarthur Airport3485 Veteran's Memorial HwyRonkonkoma, NY9.3 mi.(631) 738-7800
Jtne Hotel Enterprises80 Division StPatchogue, NY9.4 mi.(631) 475-1910
Econo Lodge Long Island Macarthur Airport3055 Veteran's Memorial HwyRonkonkoma, NY9.4 mi.(631) 588-6800
Hampton Inn Islandia1600 Veterans Memorial HwyIslandia, NY11.2 mi.(631) 234-0400
Best Inn60 ML RdRonkonkoma, NY11.2 mi.(631) 588-4667
Courtyard Long Island Macarthur Airport5000 Expy Dr SouthRonkonkoma, NY11.2 mi.(631) 612-5000
Holtsville Residence Inn By Marriott25 Middle AveHoltsville, NY11.8 mi.(631) 475-9500
Residence Inn By Marriott850 Veterans Memorial HwyHauppauge, NY12.4 mi.(631) 724-4188
Radisson Macarthur Hotel1730 N Ocean AveHoltsville, NY12.4 mi.(631) 758-2900
Holiday Inn Express-Hauppauge2050 Expy Dr SHauppauge, NY12.6 mi.(631) 348-1400
Marriott Hotels & Resorts3635 Expy Dr NHauppauge, NY12.6 mi.(631) 232-3000
Lindenhurst Motel150 W Montauk HwyLindenhurst, NY12.7 mi.(631) 226-5850
Wingate Inn801 Crooked Hill RdBrentwood, NY13.0 mi.(631) 434-1818
Hampton Inn Long Island/Brookhaven2000 N Ocean AveFarmingville, NY13.0 mi.(631) 732-7300
Comfort Inn At Medford2695 Rt 112Medford, NY13.1 mi.(631) 654-3000
Howard Johnson Lodge450 Moreland RdCommack, NY13.2 mi.(631) 864-8820
Hampton Inn680 Commack RdCommack, NY14.3 mi.(631) 462-5700
Wyndham Windwatch Hotel1717 Vanderbilt Motor PkwyHauppauge, NY14.3 mi.(631) 232-9800
Sheraton Long Island110 Vanderbilt Motor PkwySmithtown, NY14.3 mi.(631) 231-1100
Commack Motor Inn2231 Jericho TpkeCommack, NY15.3 mi.(631) 499-9060
All Seasons Motor Lodge1126 Jericho TNPKCommack, NY15.8 mi.(631) 864-3500
Broadway Motor Inn727 Broadhollow RdFarmingdale, NY16.4 mi.(516) 249-2810
Holiday Inn Express Stoney Brook3131 Nesconset HwyCentereach, NY16.6 mi.(631) 471-8000
Best Western Bar Harbor Inn5080 Sunrise HwyMassapequa Park, NY16.8 mi.(516) 541-2000
Huntington Hilton Hotel598 Broadhollow RdMelville, NY17.4 mi.(516) 845-1000
Extended Stay America100 Spagnoli RdMelville, NY18.0 mi.(631) 777-3999
Three Village Inn150 Main StStony Brook, NY18.4 mi.(631) 751-0555
Melville Marriot1350 Old Walt Whitman RdMelville, NY18.6 mi.(631) 423-1600
Homewood Suites Long Island/Melville1585 Round Swamp RdPlainview, NY19.0 mi.(516) 293-4663
Residence Inn By Marriott9 Gerhard RdPlainview, NY20.2 mi.(516) 433-6200
Huntington Country Inn Hotel270 W Jericho TnpkHuntington Station, NY20.4 mi.(631) 421-3900
Holiday Inn215 Sunnyside BlvdPlainview, NY20.5 mi.(516) 349-7400
Danfords On The Sound25 E BroadwayPort Jefferson, NY20.5 mi.(631) 928-5200
Pine Ridge Motel6019 Middle County RdRidge, NY20.5 mi.(516) 924-7033

Fire Island Weather & Climate

Long Island enjoys a four-season, moderate climate, given its relatively northern latitude-which makes it a pleasant place to visit year-round. It is the largest island adjoining the continental United States, extending approximately 118 miles east-northeast from the mouth of the Hudson River, adjacent to Manhattan Island. Winters tend to be unpredictable and summers can be warm and muggy, but offshore breezes help moderate temperatures. Spring and fall are the best times to visit, when temperatures are mild. March tends to be rainy, but temperatures stay above freezing. April's warming temperatures makes it more comfortable and May is generally a gorgeous month on Long Island, weather wise. September to November is pleasant and mild, and the changing leaves make it a beautiful time to visit.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 22°F 4.27 in. 36°F
February 40°F 24°F 3.33 in. 35°F
March 48°F 31°F 4.76 in. 38°F
April 58°F 40°F 4.13 in. 44°F
May 68°F 49°F 3.90 in. 52°F
June 77°F 59°F 3.71 in. 60°F
July 83°F 65°F 2.93 in. 69°F
August 81°F 64°F 4.48 in. 70°F
September 74°F 56°F 3.39 in. 68°F
October 64°F 44°F 3.63 in. 60°F
November 53°F 36°F 3.86 in. 57°F
December 43°F 27°F 4.13 in. 52°F

Fire Island Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Long Island Mac Arthur airport (ISP) located about 9 miles north of Fire Island in Islip, New York, the Francis S Gabreski airport (FOK) located approximately 29 miles east of Fire Island in Westhampton Beach, New York, the John F Kennedy International airport (JFK) located roughly 34 miles west of Fire Island in New York, New York, the La Guardia airport (LGA) located around 40 miles west of Fire Island in New York, New York, the Teterboro airport (TEB) located about 50 miles north of Fire Island in Teterboro, New Jersey, and finally the Newark Liberty International airport (EWR) located approximately 54 miles west of Fire Island in Newark, New Jersey.

Fire Island Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Boomers Family Fun CenterMedfordNY13.1 mi.
Country Fair Entertainment ParkMedfordNY13.1 mi.
Kid's KingdomMedfordNY13.1 mi.
Sports Plus Entertainment CenterLake GroveNY13.8 mi.
AdventurelandFarmingdaleNY17.6 mi.
Bayville AmusementsBayvilleNY28.9 mi.
Playland ParkRyeNY36.9 mi.
Glen Island ParkNew RochelleNY38.7 mi.
AstrolandBrooklynNY43.6 mi.
Coney Island BoardwalkBrooklynNY43.6 mi.
Coney Island - Kenny KaufmanBrooklynNY43.6 mi.
Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement ParkBrooklynNY43.6 mi.
Nellie Bly ParkBrooklynNY43.6 mi.
Keansburg Amusement ParkKeansburgNJ54.7 mi.
JeepersWest NyackNY55.0 mi.
Quassy Amusement ParkMiddleburyCT60.4 mi.
Jenkinson's BoardwalkPoint Pleasant BeachNJ62.2 mi.
Bowcraft Amusement ParkScotch PlainsNJ66.3 mi.
Casino PierSeaside HeightsNJ70.0 mi.
Lake CompounceBristolCT71.0 mi.
Water Parks
Splish Splash Water ParkRiverheadNY30.3 mi.
Splash Down ParkFishkillNY73.1 mi.
Maple Breeze ParkPawcatuckCT83.9 mi.
Water WizzWesterlyRI84.2 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ95.9 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA100.2 mi.
Yawgoo Valley Ski Area and WaterparkExeterRI104.5 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ113.3 mi.
Alpine Slide at CamelbackTannersvillePA117.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Timber Point Country ClubGreat RiverNY4.6 mi.
West Sayville Golf CourseWest SayvilleNY5.0 mi.
Robert Moses State ParkBabylonNY7.3 mi.
Gull Haven Golf ClubCentral IslipNY10.2 mi.
Cedar Beach Golf CourseBabylonNY10.5 mi.
Brentwood Country ClubBrentwoodNY11.1 mi.
Holbrook Country ClubHolbrookNY11.2 mi.
Hamlet Wind Watch Golf ClubHauppaugeNY12.2 mi.
Bergen Point Golf ClubWest BabylonNY12.4 mi.
Ponds at Lake GroveLake GroveNY13.6 mi.
Heatherwood Golf ClubCentereachNY13.7 mi.
Smithtown Landing Golf ClubSmithtownNY14.1 mi.
Stonebridge Golf Links & Country ClubSmithtownNY14.1 mi.
Dix Hills Country ClubDix HillsNY14.7 mi.
Dix Hills Park Golf CourseDix HillsNY14.7 mi.
Hollow Hills Golf CourseDix HillsNY14.7 mi.
Colonial Springs Golf CourseEast FarmingdaleNY15.6 mi.
Sunken Meadow State Park Golf CourseKings ParkNY17.0 mi.
Links at ShirleyShirleyNY17.2 mi.
Middle Island Country ClubMiddle IslandNY17.5 mi.
Spring Lake Golf ClubMiddle IslandNY17.5 mi.
Peninsula Golf ClubMassapequaNY18.1 mi.
Bethpage State ParkFarmingdaleNY18.5 mi.
Jones Beach State Park Golf CourseWantaghNY20.2 mi.
Crab Meadow Golf CourseNorthportNY20.4 mi.
Cantiague Park Golf CourseHicksvilleNY21.9 mi.
Merrick Road Park Golf CourseMerrickNY22.2 mi.
Eisenhower Park Golf CourseEast MeadowNY22.6 mi.
Rolling Oaks Country ClubRocky PointNY23.2 mi.
Tallgrass Golf ClubShorehamNY23.7 mi.
Ski Areas
WoodburyWoodburyCT61.7 mi.
Big BirchPattersonNY64.5 mi.
Thunder RidgePattersonNY64.5 mi.
Mount SouthingtonSouthingtonCT66.4 mi.
CraigmeurNewfoundlandNJ73.7 mi.
Mount PeterWarwickNY76.7 mi.
Mohawk MountainCornwallCT82.9 mi.
Shawnee MountainDelawarePA99.5 mi.
Otis RidgeOtisMA106.4 mi.
Holiday MountainMonticelloNY106.8 mi.
Butternut Ski AreaGreat BarringtonMA107.3 mi.
CatamountHillsdaleNY107.5 mi.
Mount TomHolyokeMA110.4 mi.
Alpine MountainAnalominkPA112.9 mi.
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ113.3 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ113.3 mi.
CamelbackTannersvillePA117.1 mi.
TanglewoodTaftonPA119.2 mi.
State Parks
Heckscher State ParkNY3.7 mi. 
Captree State ParkNY7.1 mi. 
Robert Moses State ParkNY7.4 mi. 
Belmont Lake State ParkNY11.7 mi. 
Gilgo State ParkNY11.9 mi. 
Bethpage State ParkNY18.0 mi. 
Sunken Meadow State ParkNY19.1 mi. 
Jones Beach State ParkNY20.6 mi. 
Caumsett State ParkNY25.4 mi. 
Hempstead Lake State ParkNY27.0 mi. 
Wildwood State ParkNY27.5 mi. 
Valley Stream State ParkNY29.6 mi. 
Sherwood Island State ParkCT33.2 mi. 
Mianus River State ParkCT37.9 mi. 
Silver Sands State ParkCT37.9 mi. 
Museum of Long Island Natural SciencesStony BrookNY18.8 mi.(Science)
Long Island Children's MuseumGarden CityNY27.1 mi.(Children's)
Nassau County Museum of artRoslyn HarborNY29.1 mi.(Art)
Goudreau Museum of Mathematics in Art and ScienceNew Hyde ParkNY30.0 mi.(Science)
Barnum MuseumBridgeportCT35.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Discovery MuseumBridgeportCT35.7 mi.(Science)
Bruce MuseumGreenwichCT36.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Queens Museum of ArtFlushingNY37.1 mi.(Art)
American Museum of the Moving ImageAstoriaNY42.9 mi.(Technology)
Brooklyn Museum of ArtBrooklynNY43.6 mi.(Brooklyn)
Isamu Noguchi Garden MuseumLong Island CityNY43.6 mi.(Art)
New York Transit MuseumBrooklynNY43.6 mi.(Brooklyn)
Hudson River MuseumYonkersNY44.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Lower East Side Tenement MuseumNew YorkNY46.3 mi.(History)
Museum of Chinese in the AmericasNew YorkNY46.3 mi.(History)
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the HolocaustNew YorkNY46.3 mi.(History)
South Street Seaport MuseumNew YorkNY46.3 mi.(History)
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration MuseumNew YorkNY46.3 mi.(History)
Web Museum of Calendars and Wood TypesNew YorkNY46.3 mi.(History)
Eli Wilner & CompanyNew YorkNY46.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Beardsley Zoological GardensBridgeportCT35.7 mi.
Queens Wildlife CenterFlushingNY37.1 mi.
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservation ParkBronxNY41.1 mi.
New York AquariumBrooklynNY43.6 mi.
Prospect Park Wildlife CenterBrooklynNY43.6 mi.
Central Park Wildlife CenterNew YorkNY46.3 mi.
Bergen County Zoological ParkParamusNJ53.6 mi.
Staten Island ZooStaten IslandNY53.6 mi.
Mystic AquariumMysticCT77.5 mi.
Trevor ZooMillbrookNY83.6 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ116.5 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA117.8 mi.

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