Why have an ordinary Sunday when you can spend it at a beach-themed bar? Every Sunday starting at 11 AM we have a bottomless brunch and DJ, where you can enjoy great food and dance under the stars. For just 40 dollars, you can enjoy a drink (Sangria, Screwdriver or Bloody Mary) with an entree.

Enjoy nightlife of the Caribbean Islands without having to leave Long Island! From dancing to the best hits of the summer to indulging in great tasting mixed drinks and food, what could be better on an ordinary Sunday? Surf’s Out is not only a restaurant but has an outdoor area for dancing and parties, right alongside the beach.

So this time, do something out of the ordinary on a Sunday. From being voted the best are on Fire Island, we are sure you are going to have a good time. With live entertainment and an outdoor courtyard for fun beach parties, bring your friends and come kick off the summer 2017 season with Surf’s Out!

The recent Fire Island event on May 6th, the “I Love my Park Day of Service”, encouraged people in the community to lend a helping hand to the New York State Parks. In order to preserve the beautiful New York parks, volunteers are always needed to help out and bring along a friend. Community service is encouraged to not only help out local place in your community, but to also benefit from physical and mental rewards including: stress reduction and making your healthier by encouraging optimism.

Projects hosted this day were hosted at four Seashore locations. The event went from 9 AM to 2 PM, and registration was required. The location was at the Fire Island National Seashore Sailors Have Visitor Center. Volunteers were able to gain professional experience, that looks great on resumes and job applications. These events help our volunteer’s self esteem and personal growth.

Besides making a big difference in your community, you will learn a lot of different skills. By working with non-profit agencies, you may learn more about how the government works. You will be able to preserve community resources by helping out. You are also given a sense of civic responsibility, to come together with your community and help local places or people in need.

Where is Fire Island?
Fire Island is a barrier island located off the south shore of Long Island in New York. A sought-after summer destination, the island is comprised of several resort villages overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  Approximately 820,865 people visit Fire Island beaches each summer.

How big is Fire Island?
The island spans 32 miles in length and averages less than a mile in width. The majority of the Island is a protected environment and therefore will remain undeveloped. Fire Island’s parkland includes the Fire Island National Seashore, Smith Point County Park, and Robert Moses State Park.

When is the best time to visit Fire Island?
The most popular Fire Island season runs from Memorial Day until Labor Day. In this window of time, the island is bustling with vacationers. Though Fire Island is a popular New York City summer retreat, the off-season also holds its own appeal. For many, the less populated fall and spring seasons are the island’s best-kept secret.

Is it true that there are no cars allowed on the island?

There are no paved roads on Fire Island, and only service and emergency vehicles are allowed on the island. Free of cars, traffic, pollution, and noise, Fire Island offers a peaceful getaway unlike any other vacation destination. This time-honored practice adds to the island’s eternal charm and encourages a back-to-basics mentality. Walking, biking, and golf-carting are the modes of transportation and help to preserve our island’s natural beauty.

If no cars are allowed, how do I get to Fire Island?
Fire Island villages are accessible by shuttle ferries departing from Patchogue, Sayville, and Bay Shore in Long Island, NY. In addition, Fire Island beaches are reachable by water taxi and private boat.

Where do I stay in Fire Island?

Fire Island features many full-service hotels and inns. With Fire Island real estate prices out of reach for most, rental homes and share houses are an important part of the Fire Island culture. This experience offers visitors the opportunity to spend summers on Fire Island without a major investment.

Please see our accommodations guide for more information.

What’s with all the deer?
Many beautiful white-tailed deer inhabit Fire Island and have come to be the island’s mascot. Though Fire Island visitors may feel compelled to approach these gentle creatures, such human interference can be detrimental the Fire Island ecosystem. Please be advised that “All wildlife within the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore is protected under the code of Federal Regulations: 36 cfr 2.2 (2): Feeding, touching, teasing, frightening, or intentionally disturbing wildlife nesting, breeding, or engaged in other activities is prohibited and subject to fine..

Do I have to pay to use the beaches on Fire Island?

With the exception of the Fire Island Summer Club and Point O’ Woods, two privately owned communities, Fire Island beaches are accessible to the public without required beach passes. However, Fire Island beaches do have a set of rules and regulations that are enforced.

Is Fire Island a gay community?
This is one of the most commonly asked questions and the greatest misconception about Fire Island. As seen on the Fire Island map, there are 17 different resort communities on the Island. Similar to Cape Cod’s Provincetown, Fire Island has two LGBT communities: Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines. Although these villages are widely recognized as gay friendly, they are welcome to all and visited by many.

What should I bring to Fire Island?

  • A laid-back attitude. This is Fire Island, not the Hamptons!
  • A beach cover-up. Most of the Fire Island communities require a bathing suit cover-up in town.
  • License – I don’t care how old you are, you will be proofed at the bars.
  • Cash. There are only a few ATM machines on Fire Island, most of which have a $100 maximum withdrawal and a $3 charge per transaction!
  • Fire Island ferry schedule.

How should I dress?
The Fire Island dress code is coastal casual. This island is all about abandoning a high-maintenance lifestyle, so opt for beach attire. Urbanities flee to its silky sands, shedding their suits and ties for bikinis and flip-flops.

Are there places to shop on Fire Island?

Yes, there are several small boutiques and convenience stores scattered across the island, with most shopping concentrated in Ocean Beach.
Please see our Business Directory for details.