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Fire Island National Seashore

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Address: 120 Laurel St, Patchogue, NY 11772-3596
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Gorgeous Beach!!!

Stayed in The Pines for about five days and spent a lot of time on this beach. Mid September is a fabulous time to be here!!! Still warm but with fabulous sunsets and sunrises... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
Linda R
Cypress, Texas
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Cypress, Texas
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179 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Stayed in The Pines for about five days and spent a lot of time on this beach. Mid September is a fabulous time to be here!!! Still warm but with fabulous sunsets and sunrises. It's a must do!

Thank Linda R
Long Island, NY
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Fire Island is fantastic. It is very long and there are many different towns along the way. Most very family friendly, and a few geared towards the partiers I spent alot of time on

Thank Taxpro302
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

The day was great hot day. We arrived at Ocean Beach and headed straight to the Beach. The waves were great. Sand was a little hot but the beach was empty. It was great just sitting there and listing to the waves. We walked the beach and the local area had a late lunch at Flynn's. As usual food was... More 

Thank James F
New York
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170 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

What an awesome place! Both sides of the coast are beautiful. The Ocean and the Bay. The board walk through the dunes to the lighthouse is a must do

Thank mafischl
New York City, New York
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109 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

We went by boat, staying in Fire Island Pines Marina. You can also access the Pines by ferry from Sayville, with ample parking across from the ferry dock. The ferry from there also goes to Cherry Grove. Both of these towns are gay friendly and are also family friendly. The Pines is more upscale than the other towns on Fire... More 

Thank Donald S
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Fire Island National Sea Shores Island is amazing by day or by night. You can see so many stars! The beaches are pristine and the ocean is clear clear clear. We've been to almost every town on Fire Island. Check out the Sunken Forest for sure!

1 Thank Kismet07
New York City, New York
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100 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Can walk to the island from field 5 of robert mosses state park. takes about 45 minutes when walking with leisure. Can bike on the boardwalk also. Great views of the ocean and local wildlife ecosystem. Small town; no automobiles, relaxing and peaceful. Nice people and good food at some locals places.

2 Thank BhriguPrashar
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108 reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Took a day trip to Davis Park, and the view to the Atlantic is quite spectacular. Very nice, soft, somewhat narrow fine sand beach. You're in walking distance to a casino restaurant, a bar with a good snack bar, and a grill, so don't worry about food. Be sure and keep good track of the ferry schedule. Ferry is very... More 

2 Thank rener60
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Lucky enough to have friends who have a place in cherry grove so came down for a weekend getaway from NYC. Train,bus and ferry ride were easy to navigate and most enjoyable. Island itself is super friendly, welcoming and simply stunning. Went to the pub for a couple of drinks and after dinner walked up to the ice cream store... More 

Thank Di_Australia1302
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Fire Island during visit to family home in Islip, New York. Cost us about $80 round trip,to ferry across bay. Nice ferry ride. Once there, it is rather unique with many restaurants and eateries. Very expensive though. Charming little houses with walkways to opposite side of island and beaches. Roving police officer on beach handing out $100 plus tickets... More 

3 Thank David W

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