Things to Do in Fire Island

Known for its eco-friendly environment, Fire Island, New York, is a great place for adults and children to come and enjoy the sun, sand and activities all year round. This island is known for its world-renowned surfing and sailing, while still living up to the resort lifestyle with world-class tennis, hiking, biking and even clamming. If planning a trip that requires rest and relaxation with flare, then you have found the right spot. There are so many things to do in Fire Island, New York, that visitors never want to leave.

Surf, Sun and Fun In Fire Island

The surfing on Fire Island shores is such a breathtaking sight that there are annual posting of wave averages by season. Surfers from all over the world come to Fire Island to take advantage of the great waves, warm sun and clean water of the area. For those that love being in the water, but would rather see what is under it than above it, Fire Island offers one of the East Coast's best shoreline underwater eco-systems. Featuring reef coral, and unique underwater plant life consisting of rare Seabeach Amaranth , Dark-Green Sedge and the Swamp Sunflower .

Some of the other elements to the beach is the hundreds of shipwrecks right off the coast that make for an interesting sight during a dive. The Fire Island Lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses in American history, and while preventing many ships from wrecking, the fog in the area during winter months hid this crown jewel of the island. Built in 1857, this lighthouse was not originally intended to help ships, rather it served as a beacon to immigrants that they had reached American waters.

The beaches (many located with Roger Moses State Park ) offer pristine views of the ocean, and the sun is a warming and bright feature that many enjoy soaking up. This relaxing setting has the unique elements of a nature preserve and a resort, coupled into a beach vacation. Another one of the things to do in Fire Island, New York is resting on the shores of Fire Island is a great way to decompress from a busy life, and allow you to reflect on the important things in life like family and new experiences.

Take a Stroll on Fire Island

Fire Island boasts more than 30 miles of boardwalks , and more than 100 miles of hiking. Some of the hiking can be done in the Sunken Forest , which is one of the most interesting things to do in Fire Island, New York. Some of the trees in this forest are estimated to be over 200 hundred years old, and many ecologist come to visit this area to conduct research of not just plant life, but of wild life as well. One of the best ways to experience this type of nature is to plan on staying on the island overnight. This can be done with a vacation rental that puts you close to the action of amazing shores, rare maritime plants, and historic nature.

For bird watchers, the Sunken Forest is a paradise. Some of the birds that can be seen in this area include Shorebirds , Raptors , and unique Marsh Birds . These fantastic birds are plentiful in this area, making for a full day of spectating for those enthusiasts that appreciate rare birds types.
 

Fire Island Pet-friendly Rentals

Ocean Front Ocean View Six Bedrooms Perfect

Ours is truly one of the largest most desirable homes in Ocean Beach. It was originally built in 1925 and has been fully renovated. It has magnificent ocean views from the second and third floors. It is a great house to vacation in with extended...

Great 2 & 3 BR Villas accommodate up to 30+ in spectacular Kismet Fire Island

You’ll find the accommodations at Margarita Villas quite comfortable and affordable. We are located in Kismet, just steps from the ferry. Guests enjoy convenient access to the beach, playground, marina, tennis, dining and nightlife. Enjoy Bay and...

Bayview-40' Pool & Central A/C 4BR/2Bath Sleeps 8 Wood Burning Fire Place

Beautiful Bayview home with 40' Heated Pool and Designer kitchen with Granite counters , stainless steel appliances and Sub Zero refrigerator. Very large living room 25' by 20' with 12' high beam ceilings and wide plank oak floors. Designer furnis...

Perfect House in the Heart of Ocean Beach

MON-FRI RENTALS Enjoy the great life by the beach. Perfect house for a large family, or to share with another family or two. Two Full Beds (4), Eight Single Beds (8) Four Air Conditioners Huge deck w/ BBQ and separate deck with outdoor shower....

Gorgeous Bay Front Home with Water Views and Stunning Sunsets

Enjoy all the amenities in this 3BR spacious and bright home with central AC / heat, large gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and 2 dishwashers, formal dining room (seats 12), open living room with oversized fireplace, high ceilings, ...

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