Destination guide

The blazing beaches of Fire Island

The mighty Fire Island is a 50-mile long barrier island just off the south coast of Long Island, New York. Delighting visitors with a rich cultural history, and tales of colonial pirates and shipwrecks from the prohibition era, Fire Island vacation rentals are the perfect summer destination to enjoy all the best that this Atlantic destination has to offer. It’s cultural arts scene buzzes with musicians, actors, and artists from across North America all year round, so you’ll be spoilt for choice for family-friendly activities.

Things to do

Fire Island—a place unlike any other

Each of the main island communities has its own character, from bohemian Cherry Grove to the more laid-back Kismet, and with it comes a whole host of Fire Island vacation rentals. Of course, most visitors come to Fire Island for its unspoiled beaches and intense sun, where it’s easy to lose track of time. And if you tire of the beach, why not take the kids to one of the five national parks, where nature lovers can explore the untamed dunes of Otis Pike High Wilderness or the 19th-century Fire Island Lighthouse?

Activities

You’re never far from nature on Fire Island

Fire Island has numerous great seasonal resort communities, with the biggest being Ocean Beach, and delights visitors with its wide range of restaurants, stores, bars, and attractive architecture. However, Fire Island is really about the beach and the sea, where solitary beachcombers and families alike can top up their tan. Head out to sea on a surfboard or boat, or spend the afternoon frolicking in the sea. The Fire Island National Seashore covers most of the island, offering a wealth of activities for those with a sense of adventure, especially bird and wildlife watching, canoeing, and fishing.

Weather

Long, hot summers and cool winters in Fire Island

Fire Island is a superb summer getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life. With around 206 sunny days a year, where temperatures can reach highs of 80°F, there’s really no excuse to leave the beach unless it’s to go for a refreshing evening drink in Ocean Beach village. At the end of the summer, when the days become much cooler and temperatures drop to around 50°F, Fire Island is markedly quieter; a perfect time of year for a more peaceful and secluded vacation, just don’t forget your sweater!

Natural features

The perfect vacation spot in Fire Island

Fire Island is the largest of the 4 barrier islands off the south shore of Long Island, and since it’s only a ¼ mile long in certain places, Fire Island vacation rentals are never far from the sea. Large parts of the island are national parks with preserved natural dune landscapes and wetlands, not to mention beautiful family-friendly beaches. If you love the great outdoors, be sure to explore the unique, natural resources of the Otis Pike High Dune Wilderness, or even the Sunken Forest—a 300-year-old maritime holly forest.

Can I find a vacation rental around Fire Island?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 752 vacation rentals near Fire Island. From 642 Houses to 42 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fire Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Fire Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fire Island:

  • Ocean Beach: 155 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Bay Park: 189 vacation rentals
  • Davis Park: 26 vacation rentals
  • Fire Island Pines: 44 vacation rentals
  • Kismet: 45 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Fire Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Fire Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ocean Beach: 450 vacation rentals
  • Robert Moses Beach: 416 vacation rentals
  • Fire Island Lighthouse: 440 vacation rentals
  • Sunken Forest: 455 vacation rentals
  • Robert Moses State Park: 439 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fire Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Fire Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 642 Houses in Fire Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fire Island include:

  • Cabins: 42 rentals available
  • Villas: 5 rentals available
  • Cottages: 42 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fire Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 342 vacation rentals with pool available in Fire Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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