About Fire Island

Free of cars and chaos, the island community known as Fire Island is where city dwellers go to escape for the weekend and enjoy beautiful beaches and a laid-back atmosphere. The areas around Bay Walk are your best bet for outdoor attractions and fine dining. However, there are lots of cultural activities and historical sites that can be found almost everywhere in Fire Island.

Here are just a few of the activities and sites you should make time for during your stay:

  • Go Boating: With over 100 miles of coastline, it's no surprise that people here frequently rent a boat for the afternoon and hit the water.
  • Cherry Grove: This vibrant Fire Island community plays host to some of the biggest performances and parties on the island all year.
  • Sunken Forest: This primordial forest filled with wooden walkways is the perfect place to get away from the bustling beach community for an afternoon.
  • Go to the Beach: A vacation to Fire Island wouldn't be complete without spending some time on the miles of beautiful white sand beaches that the area has to offer.

You can find live music and a wide range of interesting performers throughout Fire Island most nights of the week. However, the biggest events festivals in town typically take place during the spring and summer months. Enjoy the marquee party of the year on the island, known as Ascension, held every August, admire the over-the-top fireworks proceedings during the Fourth of July festivities, or watch some of the best dancers in the state strut their stuff during the Fire Island Dance Festival in July.

A vacation rental is the preferred option for those staying in Fire Island. Rent a beautiful villa with beach views perfect for a Fire Island wedding, or a luxury condo near some of the most popular dining options amongst the locals. You can also book a rustic cabin in one of the more remote parts of the island for a Fire Island romantic getaway.

If you have some extra time to explore the surrounding area, the quiet towns throughout Long Island and the bustling metropolis of New York City can both be reached within 90 minutes by car.