The unofficial capital of Fire Island, Ocean Beach is a 600-home community with the greatest concentration of bars, restaurants and stores on the entire island. Overflowing with small-town charm reminiscent of a simpler time, main street walks are lined with mom and pop markets and boutiques. Local children sell painted shell souvenirs out of red radio-flyer wagons. Just outside of town, Ocean Beach walkways are lined with traditional summer cottages that are both home to longtime Fire Island families and home away from home for many share-house transients.
We have selected a few of our Ocean Beach favorites to make sure you get the most out of your visit.
Fire Island’s Best
Ocean Beach Restaurants and Bars Albatross
320 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach
Our Pick for Fire Island’s Best hotel is simple. Year after year reviews prove The Palms Hotel in Ocean Beach to be the only place to stay!
This plush boutique resort boasts two locations centered in the village of Ocean Beach. Popular for the luxurious accommodations, the rooms at the Palms are bright and meticulously tended to. The rooms are furnished with the finest amenities including: flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, ipod accessibility, and a refrigerator. The customer service is friendly and incredibly efficient.
The Palms Hotel