Fire Island National Seashore is made up of 26 miles of national seashore in New York State’s Suffolk County. Fire Island itself is a 30-mile-long island accessible to the Long Island mainland by two bridges.
Set along the Great South Bay, this strip of seashore is a popular spot for all kinds of water sports, such as canoeing, fishing, boating, kayaking, and more. If you’d prefer to stay on shore, there are some scenic camping spots, beautiful lifeguarded beaches, and epic hiking and dune trails to explore - with plenty of wildlife to be spotted along the way!
Fire Island is home to several notable attractions. You’ll find the home of William Floyd here (an American Revolutionary War general) which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other attractions include the Fire Island Lighthouse, the Sailor’s Haven boardwalk through the Sunken Forest, and the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness.
For those planning to stay overnight, there is a small family campground for tents at Watch Hill as well as primitive campsites for backcountry camping. Take note that you'll have to hike a couple of miles to reach these camping zones though. There’s so much to do that spending more than a day here is definitely recommended!