Fire Island Lighthouse, Fire Island

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Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
The Fire Island Lighthouse is a visible landmark on the Great South Bay, in southern Suffolk County, New York on the western end of Fire Island, a barrier island off the southern coast of Long Island. The lighthouse is located within Fire Island National Seashore and just to the east of Robert Moses State Park. It is part of the Fire Island Light Station which contains the light, keepers quarters, the lens building containing the original first-order Fresnel lens, and a boat house.

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  • Fire Island lighthouse Great place to visit for locals and tourists alike. Climb to the top and your views of fire Island can't be beat. The lighthouse is a short hike from the parking lot...  more »
  • A nice walk from the Robert Moses parking lot along a winding boardwalk gets you to the lighthouse. After climbing the steps to the top, the view of the ocean, surrounding park and of southern Long.....  more »
  • I would strongly recommend that you combine the Lighthouse with a Camp Hero State Park visit. Camp Hero is being developed but has some great well maintained hiking trails. See their website or All Trails. Try the trail along the ocean bluffs in either east or west direction. They have access to ocean beaches to the West and Turtle Cove to the East which is just below the Lighthouse. The beaches are stone laden. We have seen seals, whales and dolphins and a variety of sea birds. The trails are wide and well maintained so no tick worries. If you do go down to Turtle Cove the trail narrows with bushes on each side. I would use tick repellent. Just a caution if you are going into brush or high grass tick prevention is a must. When you drive to the Lighthouse there are tours and great views. Check the website for tour and access information. There is a restaurant, snack bar, picnic tables and restrooms available. From the restaurant area there also is a great hiking trail to Oyster Pond. A visit to the Lighthouse has a changing aura depending on the time of day and weather. It is an ever changing Monet. At night under the stars and the watchful eye of the Light it is awesome. Enjoy, as they say it is The End.
  • I loved visiting lighthouses as I enjoy learning about the history behind each one. Fire Island Lighthouse had a lot of history, articles, information and displays. The volunteers were very informative about the history. I totally enjoyed my visit.
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