This community of artists, actors and musicians is a car-free beach getaway.
Fire Island is one of the outer barrier islands adjacent to the south shore of Long Island, New York
. With its history dating back to 1653, the former whaling station of Fire Island
is perfect for a leisurely-paced holiday. The Fire Island Lighthouse was the first glimpse for many immigrants of their new American home. Today, visitors are welcomed to Fire Island’s pristine beaches
, nestled between the Great South Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Close to New York City
, but worlds away from the metropolitan bustle, nature lovers will enjoy this idyllic setting. Take time to bike, hike, swim or surf
. Join in on a game of beach volleyball, or play a game of tennis. Soak up the sun on your holidays and drink in the relaxed atmosphere. Stay in vacation rentals accommodation set within the kaleidoscope of bohemian to beach-chic dwellings.
Perhaps you will be here during the annual sailing regatta
. Why not test your sea legs by participating in sailing lessons
for beginners. You will be glad that you did.
has the most bars, restaurants, and stores on the island, and is the unofficial capital of the island. Stop in at the mom-and-pop- markets and pick up your groceries for your accommodations. Vacation rentals are all set up with the amenities you need with kitchens completely equipped, laundry facilities, and perhaps a barbeque for preparing your meal outdoors. This is the place where the entrepreneurial spirit is caught at a young age.
Stop a child, who will be pulling a red radio-flyer wagon, and purchase a painted-shell souvenir.
, or fishing, is yours to enjoy in the Robert Moses State Park
, which is attached to the mainland by the Robert Moses Causeway. Surfing competitions
are held at Smith Point. Take the Smith Point Bridge and William Floyd Parkway and you will be in this area of vast beaches and sand dunes
. Watch Hill is part of the Fire Island National Seashore and offers backcountry trails to be appreciated, as well as a public marina. After a day of hiking, exploring or shopping, head home to your vacation rental accommodation and let the sound of the waves lull you to sleep.
For a change of pace, walk on the boardwalk promenade
of Saltaire, a family-focused community with its tennis courts, sports field and a Yacht Club. Lonelyville is anything but lonely
; however, if you wish to get away from it all and still be close to neighbouring communities, this is the place for you. Gaze at the spectacular bay views and enjoy dining at the acclaimed restaurant, Le Dock. See the expression of the bohemian beach vibe in the artistic expressions found at its annual Arts and Crafts Fair
Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
offers a variety of privately-owned lodging accommodations: an apartment condo rental, beach-side cottages, holiday home rentals, villas, apartments in the centre of a city, restored heritage homes with apartments, or condo rentals overlooking turquoise waters - with the beach just steps away. Instead of staying at a hotel, browse the easy-to-use web site of Owner Direct Vacation Rentals and book your next vacation rental here.