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Ocean Bay Park Fire Island

Ocean Bay Park is a small town with big personality. Largely populated by share houses, OBP knows how to throw a beach barbeque blowout. The riotous weekend warrior reputation is reinforced by the serious drinking and all night dancing at Flynn’s, Schooners, and The Inn Between. This town’s laid-back, non-restrictive lifestyle is especially appreciated by […]

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Lonelyville Fire Island

Lonelyville is one of the first communities to be established on Fire Island, and is true to its namesake. The secluded scene attracts those who wish to get away from it all. Lonelyville’s real estate includes a mix of modest beach cottages, largely concentrated at the east end; and more modern homes that were built […]

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Kismet Fire Island

Kismet is Fire Island’s westernmost party hub. Kismet’s young New Yorker singles scene hosts never-ending happy hours, disco dancing, and boisterous house parties. A popular Fire Island summer share house destination, Kismet is home to many seasoned Fire Islanders. Kismet nightlife is upheld by two popular bayside bar and grills, The Inn and Surf’s Out. […]

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Fire Island Summer Club

One of Fire Island’s most prestigious communities, the Fire Island Summer Club is privately owned. Similar to its eastern equivalent Point O’ Woods, the Summer Club yacht club, tennis court, beach and bay area are only accessible to homeowners. Originally named the Fire Island Beach Club in 1946, it also borrowed the concept of 100-year […]

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Fire Island Pines

Home of the “tea dance,” Fire Island Pines is a zigzag of boardwalks that lead to the island’s most ritzy real estate. The Pines turnout is known to be a bit more subdued than its neighboring Cherry Grove. Indeed the Pines is an affluent gay-friendly community where same-sex as well as heterosexual lifestyles co-exist comfortably. […]

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Fire Island Lighthouse

The Fire Island Lighthouse is the most iconic and historically significant Fire Island landmark. It was often the first sign of arrival to America that European immigrants saw when traveling via transatlantic ships in the 19th Century, making it a very potent symbol of Long Island’s maritime heritage. The lighthouse was originally built in 1857 […]

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Fair Harbor Fire Island

Fair Harbor began as a real estate enterprise between George Weeks and Selah Clock (also the founder of Lonleyville) in 1923 with the concept of making beach houses available to the “working man” and indeed they attracted a strong clientele from south shore Long Island hamlets like Bay Shore and Islip. However with the Great […]

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Dunewood Fire Island

Dunewood is a small, family-oriented community made up of about 100 homes with a “no shares allowed” policy. This sleepy beach town is preserved by its lack of restaurants, bars, and stores. The Dunewood Yacht Club offers swimming and sailing lessons and sponsors a well-known sailing regatta. It also offers excellent all-season tennis court facilities. […]

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Davis Park Fire Island

Davis Park is the most easterly of the communities recognized by Fire Island National Seashore’s enacting legislation. It is also among the younger Fire Island communities relatively speaking, emerging after 1945. It evolved around a parcel of land that was donated to the Town of Brookhaven by Davis Brothers of Patchogue, NY. A public park […]

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Cherry Grove Fire Island

Considered to be the foremost gay friendly summer retreat in the United States, Cherry Grove is the summer home to most of Manhattan’s Chelsea community. Often compared to Cape Cod’s Provincetown, “the Grove” is a spirited LGBT enclave. Cherry Grove’s beginnings can be traced back to the year 1868 when Elizabeth and Archer Perkinson established […]

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