The narrowest part of Fire Island, Atlantique is a bit hard to get to as sand dunes provide walkways. There are only about 50 homes, and Atlantique is tight community totally committed to boating. Everyone knows each other in Atlantique, and the whole community gathers at the Marina. The ferry offers service to town from the Bay Shore Fire Island ferry terminal.
Cherry Grove is a recognized gay friendly community. It is a unique community filled with artistic expression and gorgeously designed homes. Downtown Cherry Grove is popular for its restaurants, clubs, bars and shopping. Cherry Grove is home to art galleries, theater and live entertainment. It is recognized as the foremost gay summer destination in the United States, similar to Cape Cod’s Provincetown. Cherry Grove has many summer shares and rentals, visitwww.cherrygrove.com for more information. The Sayville Ferry offers service to Cherry Grove.
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This small community is located to the west of Ocean Beach and is brimming with young, single professionals. Corneille Estates is a quiet and private village with boardwalks, shaded areas and close access to Ocean Beach as well as baseball field and basketball courts. Ferry service to Corneille Estates is in Ocean Beach, via the Bay Shore line.
Davis Park is a fairly new community and is located at the most eastern end of the island. Davis Park is a boaters dream with a 250-boat marina. Davis Park is a mixed of young singles as well as families and homeowners. The Casino is popular among visitors and locals and is a combination of restaurant/bar/snack bar. Davis Park includes three areas, Leja beach, Ocean Ridge and Davis Park. Ferry service is available via the Patchogue Fire Island Ferry.
Dunewood is a small village consisting of about 100 homes. Dunewood banned group Fire Island rentals and share houses in order to keep the residential feeling of the town. Dunewood is a beach town that is peaceful and serene. Dunewood is a great destination for those looking for a quiet retreat filled with privacy and serenity. Dunewood is close to Fair harbor, which makes up for its lack of stores, restaurants and other amenities. Dunewood hosts a sailing regatta and offers sailing lessons for those interested. Dunewood is available via Fire Island Ferry from Bay Shore.
Fair Harbor is a bustling community with 400 homes and a mix of singles and happily vacationing couples. Many New York City dwellers flock to Fair Harbor as they find the atmosphere to be fun, relaxing and casual. Fair Harbor has a liquor store, gourmet food market, post office and spectacular restaurants and bars such as The Dock. Fair Harbor offers great swimming with lifeguards on both the bay and ocean side. Fair Harbor Boasts an Annual Arts and Crafts Fair.
Fire Island Lighthouse
The Lighthouse on Fire Island is a historic landmark that mustn’t be missed. Originally constructed in 1857, the Fire Island Lighthouse is revamped and open as a museum and observatory. Sayville ferry runs trips to the lighthouse on a group basis.
Fire Island Pines
The Fire Island Pines is the Islands largest town with 700-home gay friendly community neighboring Cherry Grove. The Fire Island Pines consists of boardwalks and some of the Islands most premier real estate. Fundraisers and parties are popular in the Pines, as is the annual “Invasion of the Pines” event. The Fire Island Pines is perfect for Manhattan weekenders and boasts a grocery market, liquor store, boutiques and restaurants. The Sayville ferry offers access to the Pines.
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Fire Island Summer Club
One of Fire Islands most premier and sought after communities, the Fire Island Summer club is exclusive and privately owned. The Summer Club has a yacht club, tennis court, beaches and bay area that is available strictly to homeowners. Trespassing is strictly forbidden. Residents of the summer club have only a 10 minute walk to Ocean Beach as well as other amenities. The Summer Club has few rental spots for the summer season.
Kismet is fire Island’s westernmost point and it quite the party village. Kismet is home to many house parties, nightclubs, bars and a vivacious nightlife. It is paradise for singles! Kismet is a popular destination for summer shares and many people return each year for its exciting and vibrant nightlife. Kismet is accessible by car through Robert Moses Beach. From there, it is a 15-minute walk to restaurants, the liquor and grocery store and pizzeria. Kismet marina has 100-boat slips and it is filled with both party-goers and those seeking a get-away. The Fire Island Ferry offers service to Kismet Park from the Bay Shore Ferry terminal.
Lonelyville is one of the first villages to be established on Fire Island. The community of Lonelyville doesn’t have any stores, bars or crowds and it is secluded attracting those who wish for absolute privacy and retreat. Lonelyville has modest beach cottages as well as more modern homes on the west end. The residents of Lonelyville get the best of worlds, absolute privacy and a short walk to neighboring villages filled with amenities.
Ocean Bay Park
Ocean Bay Park is a small community with a big personality. Ocean Bay Park is filled with summer beach house shares and group rentals. Ocean Bay Park’s most popular bar is Flynn’s Fire Island Bar, and it the ultimate spot for drinking and dancing all night. Ocean Bay Park has a small commercial stretch along the Bay Walk that includes the Fire Island Hotel, Schooners, The Inn Between and the Ocean Bay Park Food Market. Ocean Bay Park has a bicycle shop which offers rentals for riding around the island. Ocean Bay Park is a casual and fun community that brings in young renters looking for a laidback and relaxing vacation. The Fire Island Ferry offers service to Ocean Bay Park from the Bay Shore Fire Island Terminal.
Ocean Beach is the unofficial capital of Fire Island with 600-homes and the largest amount of bars, restaurants and stores on the whole island. Ocean Beach boasts a nostalgic Main Street filled with small boutiques and mom & pop stores. Don’t be surprised when you see a child selling decorated sea shells out of a red radio-flyer wagon as this is a favored pastime. Once you get away from busy Main Street, you will see ocean lined cottages and walkways filled with locals and tourists. Wherever you choose to stay on Fire Island, Ocean Beach is the must-see destination on Fire Island. The Fire Island Ferry offers service to Ocean Beach from the Bay Shore Ferry Terminal.
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