HistoryFirst of all, this location is home to Dominy House Hotel, the first hotel on Fire Island. The rustic hotel was built by Felix Dominy in 1844. Unfortunately, the Dominy House was destroyed by fire in 1903. What a bummer. But, no worries! Luckily, you can currently see the chimney-base attributed to Dominy House. Proudly, it stands a few hundred feet from the bar,Surf’s Out, as a monument to Fire Island’s early heritage. Come and check it out when you visit!
Images of Kismet
More InformationMost notably, this location began as three separate communities. These communities are Seabay Beach, Lighthouse Shores and Kismet proper. However, they are now one community. As a result, this area is a neighborhood of roughly 300 homes. Furthermore, you can still see evidence of the separate communities from the layout of the walkways. Come and check it out! In addition, Kismet is accessible via the Kismet ferry line out of Bay Shore, NY. However, one advantage of being the westernmost Fire Island community is you do not need a ferry to get there. Many visitors park in Field 5 where Kismet is just a short walk east.
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