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Fire Island Lighthouse

4640 Captree Island, Fire Island, NY
+1 631-661-4876
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Fire Island Lighthouse is up there with Cape Lookout and Cape Hatteras. Needs a little TLC with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Scottsdale, Arizona
beautiful, but a pain and expensive to get to.

The lighthouse is great with a beautiful view of the island. Staff was friendly and helpful. If... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Jersey
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4640 Captree Island, Fire Island, NY
+1 631-661-4876
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Reviewed yesterday

Fire Island Lighthouse is up there with Cape Lookout and Cape Hatteras. Needs a little TLC with outside paint job. The walk from the state beach parking lot was very pleasant. For those unable to walk 1/2 mile this isn't made for you!

Reviewed 3 days ago

The lighthouse is great with a beautiful view of the island. Staff was friendly and helpful. If you want to go to Fire Island just for the lighthouse be prepared to walk a LOT and spend some time and money. There is a $10 toll...More

Thank StonewallBrigade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fire Island and the light house are great places to visit. My buddies and I ferry across the bay and "Hang Out" at the Pines and Cherry Grove. Fire Island is my favorite summer time place!

2  Thank jChiaravalloti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and stimulating with delightful views in every direction from the top of the light. Plus, just wonderful volunteer staffers at every turn, from the lighthouse itself to the main museum spaces, and on to the fresnel lens display building. Lots of interesting stuff...More

1  Thank Fancyfreebob
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice walk to the lighthouse in a series of boardwalks through the dunes. Climb the tower and get a view of the Manhattan skyline on a clear day. The museum upstairs is small but nice

2  Thank Kevin_and_Morgan
Reviewed 4 March 2017

staff were really friendly. one of my favorite lighthouses. The views from the top are stunning, you can see all the way to the city on a clear day. totally worth a trip up

2  Thank crantok
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

A balmy Sunday in February got us out to the lighthouse. Park at field 5 and walk the boardwalk to the lighthouse. Deer along the way. Great view from the top and an interesting free museum

3  Thank dcablemon
Reviewed 6 February 2017

What a great site to visit, worth the walk. I go there all times of the year, all hours. There is a ton of wildlife. Caution at dusk in the spring....a lot of baby deer.

2  Thank Mreiman2
Reviewed 2 February 2017

What a great hike, there is the board walk all the way to the lighthouse . You can also take the beach way back or walk to Fire Island. Historical features and breath taken views. I have lived on long Island all my life and...More

Thank 333Lorie333
Reviewed 24 January 2017

It's abit of a walk to the lighthouse from the parking aera, but it's worth it, I was here on a windy, so we couldn't up, but still the museum and the surrounding nature is spectaculair.

Thank zimof1
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Is the walk to the lighthouse accessible even if the lighthouse is closed for tours? I'll be there next week with my daughter on Thursday, but it looks like it's only open on weekends during winter. I'd still like to walk around it if possible.
19 February 2017|
Response from ienjoytravel2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, even if they closed the lighthouse accessible, you still can walk around out there. It's a nice peaceful place to visit, just leave before the sky goes dark, It might be dangerous that you can't see the road back.
Jesus O
Where can u park
9 August 2016|
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Response from Loki4546 | Reviewed this property |
The parking is not free it's $10 per car there is no free parking anywhere