Fire Island Pines is a hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, United States. It is located on Fire Island, a barrier island on the southern side of Long Island.
The Pines features zigzag 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. Charitable fundraisers and cocktail parties fill the Fire Island Pines’ social calendar, with the annual “Invasion of the Pines” event being perhaps the most notable. The Pines caters to its Manhattan weekenders and features delightful markets, boutiques and restaurants.
We have selected a few of our Fire Island Pines favorites to make sure you get the most out of your travels.
Fire Island’s Best
Fire Island Pines Restaurants and Bars
The Blue Whale
The Blue Whale is home to multiple regular events, including Low Tea, Yacht Club Dining (Dinner, 6 days a week + Weekend Brunch), and Weekend Evening Piano Bar and Cabaret Special Events.
This season, Yacht Club Dining at the Blue Whale brings innovative, share-able and satisfying seasonal cuisine. Guests can expect a selection of classic favorites and specialities with fresh, local market ingredients. Our menu features the best regional fish and seafood as well as premium meats and poultries. Whether dining al fresco on the harbor or relaxing in the more intimate dining room, we will ensure you experience our return to simple elegance.
Sip·n·Twirl is the Pines’ prime nightly lounge & club, from the beginning, to the very end, of the Fire Island season. As the Pines’ largest and most consistently busy club, Sip·n·Twirl features a full-service bar, for mingling + socializing, the TWIRLdeck, for afternoon/evening dancing + casual connections, PLUS a major dance floor – with state-of-the-art sound & video, and a DJ lineup that includes Community favorites and new faces, playing a variety of sounds, including Fire Island Favorites, & latest club sounds from around the world.
Situated in the heart of the world’s most beautiful gay resort community, The Madison is located sixty seconds from the ferry and sixty seconds from the beach. Yet it’s an exclusive compound that’s a world away.
It’s a place where flat-screen televisions, high-speed internet service and massages by the pool are just the beginning; where private bathrooms are standard and every room is air conditioned; where a huge pool deck is surpassed only by an astonishing roof deck.
Address: 22 Atlantic Walk, Fire Island Pines, NY 11782, USA Phone: +1 631-597-6061 Website:www.themadisonfi.com
Pines Bluff Overlook
This simple hotel on Fire Island is a minute’s walk from the beach, 1.5 miles from Cherry Grove and 2.8 miles from Sunken Forest.
The airy, unassuming rooms and suites all have sliding doors leading out to the deck, private bathrooms, free WiFi, TVs with satellite channels, DVD players, iPod docks and minifridges. There are also wood-panelled apartments available, with sitting areas and kitchens. Daily and weekly rates are available.
There’s a free continental breakfast, plus complimentary all-day drinks. Amenities include an outdoor pool, plus loungers and a rooftop hot tub with ocean views. The hotel is open between March and December.
More Hotels can be found on fireisland.com/fire-island-ny-hotels
Fire Island Pines Ferry
The Sayville Ferry began the Fire Island run in 1894. For over one hundred years, Fire Island – with its wide ocean beaches, natural forests, wetlands and lively downtowns – has been an attraction for people from all over the world. Fire Island’s central communities of Cherry Grove, Fire Island Pines, Water Island and Sailors Haven/Sunken Forest, a Fire Island National Seashore Park, are served by the Sayville Ferry, which is located on River Road in the South Shore hamlet of Sayville. Once on the island, the only means of transport is a hand-pulled wagon and the only rubber you burn is the soles of your shoes.
If you have an iPhone there is a great Fire Island Ferry App that is Free and has Ferry Schedules for all of Fire Island.
Fire Island ferries run from a number of mainland locations to various communities on Fire Island. Although, there is a bridge connecting Fire Island to the mainland local laws restrict the use of cars on the Island. Therefore, the only way to access Fire Island is by private boat, water taxi or the most common and affordable option one of three Fire Island Ferry Services.
Ferry companies that service Fire Island.
Fire Island Ferries Inc. The largest of the Fire Island Ferry companies. Fire Island Ferries Inc, services Ocean Beach, Fair Harbor, Dunewood, Atlantique, Seaview, Ocean Bay Park, Saltaire, and Kismet. Terminal: 99 Maple Ave Bay Shore, NY 11706 Phone: 631-665-3600
Sayville Ferry Service Serving Gay Fire Island Located in the town of Sayville Long Island, this ferry service caters to the popular gay travel destinations of Cherry Grove, and the Fire Island Pines. It also services the Fire Island national seashore park, at Sailors Haven as well as the small community of Water Island. Phone: 631-589-0810 Terminal: 41 River Road Sayville, NY 11782-0626
Davis Park Ferry Co. Transportation from Patchogue, Long Island to Davis Park and Watch Hill. Davis Park is a small family community of 250 houses. It is open to the public with a life guarded beach, public restrooms, store, snack bar, and an oceanfront bar and restaurant. Watch Hill is home to Fire Island most popular camp ground and marina.
The Davis Park Ferry Co, has been in operation since 1947 and continues to be family owned and operated. Davis Park Ferry Co., Inc. Terminal: 80 Brightwood Street Patchogue, NY 11772 Phone: 631-475-1665
Directions to Ferry Terminals From New York City
By Train Long Island Railroad (LIRR) stations are near the three mainland ferry terminals for Fire Island. From Penn Station in New York City, you may take the Montauk Branch of the LIRR to get to Bay Shore, Sayville, and Patchogue. You may easily walk from the Patchogue station to the Watch Hill ferry terminal, but a taxi or van may be welcomed for the longer distance between the other trains and ferries. Contact the LIRR for train schedules.
By Taxi/Shuttle Tommy’s Taxi/David Brothers shuttle departs from 68th Street & 3rd Avenue in New York City. Please call for further details and reservations. 631.665.4384
By Car Fire Island Ferries Bay Shore, NY Take the I-278 E/Bklyn-QNS Expy ramp on the left to Triboro BR, merge onto I-278 E toward exit 35 toward I-495 E/48 St. Take exit 35E toward I-495 E/Eastern Long Is/Riverhead and merge onto Q Mid Expressway lower deck entrance. Merge onto I-495 E via the ramp to Eastern Long Is. Take exit 31S for Cross Is Pkwy S. Take exit 25A on the left for Southern State Pkwy E toward Eastern Long Is. Take the exit onto Robert Moses State Pkwy. Take exit RM2E for New York 27A E toward Bay Shore. Turn right at New York 27A E. Turn right at Bay Shore Ave. Continue onto Shore Ln and turn right onto Maple Ave.
Davis Park Ferry Patchogue, NY Take the I-278 E/Bklyn-QNS Expy ramp on the left to Triboro BR, merge onto I-278 E toward exit 35 toward I-495 E/48 St. Take exit 35E toward I-495 E/Eastern Long Is/Riverhead and merge onto Q Mid Expressway lower deck entrance. Merge onto I-495 E via the ramp to Eastern Long Is. Exit onto Expy Dr S. Turn right at County Road 83/N Ocean Ave. Continue to follow N Ocean Ave. Turn right at Maiden Ln. Turn right at Cedar Ave. Take the 1st left onto Brightwood St. Destination will be on the left
Sayville Ferries Sayville, NY Take the I-278 E/Bklyn-QNS Expy ramp on the left to Triboro BR, merge onto I-278 E toward exit 35 toward I-495 E/48 St. Take exit 35E toward I-495 E/Eastern Long Is/Riverhead and merge onto Q Mid Expressway lower deck entrance. Merge onto I-495 E via the ramp to Eastern Long Is. Take exit 31S for Cross Is Pkwy S. Take exit 25A on the left for Southern State Pkwy E toward Eastern Long Is. Exit onto S Country Rd/E Main St/New York 27A E. Continue to follow S Country Rd. Continue onto Main St. Slight right at S Main St/Middle Rd. Take the 2nd right onto Foster Ave. Turn left at Terry St. Take the 1st right onto River Rd