Ferries to Fire Island
How to travel to Fire Island from Long Island
Getting to Fire Island
There is a good bridge connection from Long Island to Jones Beach Island and then to the popular Fire Island. However, many people still book a direct ferry from Long Island to Fire Island. This is because a significant portion of the island is not easily accessible by car!!!
Discover here which ferry you should board or if using the bridge is still a possibility.
Is the bridge to Fire Island an option for you?
The western coast of Fire Island can be reached by car. There are four fairly large parking areas from which you can access the beach.
As you head east, past the lighthouse, you will mainly encounter sandy roads. These are only accessible to permit holders, who are often residents and employees. So, for tourists staying on the island, taking the ferry is almost unavoidable.
There are quite a few ferries to Fire Island. To get a clear view of the departing ferries, we have included the routes on a map.
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The Ferries from Long Island to Fire Island
Three ferry companies operate regular routes to Fire Island: Fire Island Ferries, Sayville Ferry Service, and Davis Park Ferry Co.
Visitors can park their cars near one of the terminals on Long Island and select a ferry that brings them conveniently close to their accommodations.
A small ferry to Ho-Hum Beach also exists, yet this service is exclusively available to local residents and their invited guests.
Which ferry should you take?
It's most convenient to arrive close to your destination and choose your ferry operator accordingly.
Fire Island ferries
- Bay Shore – Kismet
- Bay Shore – Saltaire
- Bay Shore – Fair Harbor
- Bay Shore – Atlantique
- Bay Shore – Dunewood
- Bay Shore – Ocean Beach
- Bay Shore – Seaview
- Bay Shore – Ocean Bay Park
Sayville Ferry Service
- Sayville – Sailors Haven
- Sayville – Cherry Grove
- Sayville – Fire Island Pines
- Sayville – Water Island
Davis Park Ferry Co
- Patchogue Watch Hill ferry terminal – Watch Hill
Patchogue Davis Park Ferry terminal – Davis Park
About Fire Island
Situated a short distance from Long Island's bustling shores, Fire Island stands as a tranquil haven that's both a retreat from the every day and a showcase of natural splendor.
This unique barrier island boasts a diverse landscape, from its pristine sandy beaches to its lush maritime forests. Its appeal lies not only in its scenic beauty but also in the sense of seclusion it provides. Fire Island's car-free policy fosters an environment where pedestrians reign, allowing you to explore its captivating scenery and vibrant communities at a leisurely pace.