Ocean Beach is a beautiful community, long considered the heart and soul of Fire Island
. It’s perfect for all ages, both singles and families. Its unique character is in its myriad restaurants, treasure-laden shops and home-spun galleries
. Ocean Beach combines the allure of a resort with a casual atmosphere and the feeling of safety from a bygone age. Fire Island is a barrier island 32 miles long and a quarter mile wide just south and parallel to Long Island
. It’s just over an hour from Manhattan
and a half-hour ferry ride from Bay Shore across the Great South Bay to one of the many local vacation rentals. Ferries are available for day visitors, vacationers, weekenders, and homeowners. From early spring to late fall, taxies, jitney’s and the LIRR constantly provide service to and from New York City
and the airports. Water taxis provide quick and easy access to other Fire Island communities.
After arriving in the Village of Ocean Beach the many local condo rentals and vacation rentals provide you with comfortable, spacious lodging and accommodation. Once you’re settled in your lodgings, prepare for a casual and relaxing visit
. Bordered by the bay and the ocean, the town is car free and that means walking and biking to all the many small shops, galleries, restaurants and beaches. Join the locals on the quay at sunset and listen to the weekly open air concert, buy painted seashells from the children and spend time visiting the craft fairs that showcase the local talent. With many accommodations, including condo rental and vacation rental available for weekends or a long stress free vacation, Ocean Beach is the place for fun, friendliness and relaxation
Fire Island’s maritime history predates the colonization of Long Island. Natives hunted and fished on the island long before Colonial settlements were built. The economy and lives of the residents have revolved around the Great South Bay since the area was first settled. From your vacation rental or other accommodation you can stroll along the beach and immerse yourself in a wonderful collage of coastal life
and history. Far from the pressure and stress of big city life, the island beaches offer solitude and spiritual renewal
. With the gentle lapping of waves on the shore, the high dunes, wild life and ancient forests, and historic landmarks, Fire Island has been a unique place for centuries.