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Watch Hill is one of the nicest beaches anywhere

Lovely beach with soft sand and pounding surf. Walk a mile to the east and enjoy it all to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Road-Maven
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Long Island
Lovely island vibes

The island is about 1.5hrs by train from Penn station, then another 30mins bus+ferry. Do check the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christie L
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120 Laurel St, Patchogue, NY 11772-3596
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely beach with soft sand and pounding surf. Walk a mile to the east and enjoy it all to yourself. Take the ferry or if you're lucky, tie up your boat in the marina and go on an instant vacation. Be prepared for mosquitoes at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The island is about 1.5hrs by train from Penn station, then another 30mins bus+ferry. Do check the train VS ferry times so you don’t have to wait too long at the pier (the pier has a bar which you can also chill out). The island...More

Thank Christie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sunken Forest located in Sailor’s Haven on Fire Island is a rarity even by global standards. “According to the New York Natural Heritage Program, the Sunken Forest was ranked as ‘globally rare,’ meaning there are few remaining occurrences of this assemblage of plants throughout...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

liked that there were tunnels to get from parking to beach, loved the TWA monument, park well kept and always see wildlife which we love.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Enjoy the raw and beautiful call of nature as it should be with its beauty and rolling waves crashing down on the beach. A pleasurable and carefree day for sure

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Arrived just as an on shore wind started whipping up the ocean! Would have loved to have taken a long walk from parking area, next time. Make sure you always bring a jacket. Wind was whipping up as we were on top of lighthouse. Sunscreen...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Fire Island National Seashore HQ is easy to get to, at the end of Laurel Street. Inside there's no exhibits, but there is a stamping station on the wall, some brochures (including an overall unigrid of Fire Island), and a bathroom (out of order when...More

3  Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Have been going here for years, no cars are allowed, the beaches are beautiful and no problem finding a secluded spot

Thank Anthony Tony P
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is my home... I have seen hurricanes drive waves over the dunes, touched huge sharks in her inlets, argued with Captain Mundus in her bars, played with the munchkins from the Wizard of Oz in her towns, surfed, sails, got burned, played with deer,...More

7  Thank AmericanWopNYC
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My job allows me to fly over and onto the water to pick up clients and it is beautiful. I have had some great times there. Beaches are beautiful and it can be a lot of fun.

1  Thank ambitious_101
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michele o
9 August 2018|
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Response from Anthony Tony P | Reviewed this property |
Hello Michele, if you want to go to the Fire Island Lighthouse you can either drive to Robert Moses State Park go to field #5 you can not miss it. You would have to get there early if you drive, parking lot fills up fast... More
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FlatbushJoe
4 June 2017|
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Response from Anthony D | Reviewed this property |
The ride over to the National Seashore takes about 20 minutes and is a nice generally cool relaxing ride over.
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Response from GilligansTrip | Reviewed this property |
Boat. On the west end is Democrat Point to the new inlet formed by Sandy. It is quite the walk and you need to pay in the state parking fields at Robert Moses. The walk goes almost to Smiths Point. I don't think you should... More
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