Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY, USA

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Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY, USA

Ocean Beach vacation rentals

Ocean Beach is your gateway to Fire Island

When the summertime comes around, Ocean Beach starts swinging. Ferries drop boat loads of visitors off on the jetties, all eager to taste the more laid-back side of New York's coast, where steel-twanging guitar players serenade in the music joints and sizzling seafood barbeques take place on the promenades. As one of the most popular gateways to the Fire Island National Seashore, the town is packed with welcoming Ocean Beach vacation rentals, some tucked behind the dunes, others shouldering above the roaring Atlantic waves.

Splashing and surfing in Ocean Beach

The fun starts as soon as you alight on Ocean Beach. Leaving behind the Fire Island ferries, you'll be free to laze on the powdery sands that fringe their way all along this section of the New York shores. Others will paddle out beyond the swells for surf fishing sessions, or charter boats to whizz them through the waters of the Great South Bay. For those who've booked the coveted Ocean Beach vacation rentals along Bay Avenue, there's also a lively street scene, oodles of live music bars, and taste-bud-tingling seafood shacks to get stuck into.

Ocean Beach is all about the coastline

Ocean Beach vacation rentals place you right in the heart of one of New York's most beautiful protected reserves: The Fire Island National Seashore. The perfect antidote for the buzzing vibes of the Big Apple, this is a patchwork of wetlands, undulating dune habitats, rickety boardwalks, and the frothing Atlantic Ocean. It's a premier attraction for outdoorsy types of all sorts, offering glimpses of natural wonders like the Sunken Forest and the Otis G. Pike sand hills, all next to elegant manmade structures like the Fire Island Light.

Enjoy summertime pursuits in Ocean Beach

Armadas of Fire Island ferries and bobbing boat taxis take to the waters of the Great South Bay from the early summer to the start of fall, helping to transport the thousands of annual visitors who flock to the sandy beaches and salt-washed Ocean Beach vacation rentals here. If you're also after sun, sand, lapping waves, warm temperatures, and dry weather, it's a good idea to plan your trip to match with theirs. Anytime between May and September should be fine.

Lagoons and lapping waves in Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach is the kingpin of New York's iconic Fire Island National Seashore. Long, pristine stretches of protected sand run along its southern edge, offering rolling waves for the surfers and doorstep access to the Atlantic Ocean for those who've been lucky enough to bag a stay atop the boardwalks. On the other side of the isle is the Great South Bay, where swathes of swaying seagrasses bristle in the wind, and many of the region's 330 bird species can be spotted flitting through the clear sea airs.