A unique location boasting tranquillity, beauty and a rather lively party atmosphere by night, Fire Island in New York is a hugely popular destination with LGBTQ+ travellers and locals alike.
This 32-mile long car-free paradise is a narrow barrier island off the southern shores of Long Island, with the Atlantic Ocean stretching out on all sides. It can only be accessed by ferry from Great South Bay.
As you’d expect from an island, it has miles of beaches along its coastline. But what you might be surprised by is how staggeringly beautiful they are. This is just one of the reasons that Fire Island has featured in countless films and TV shows.
Fire Island is famous for its peaceful beaches, laid-back ambience and sweeping ocean views. You’ll walk on powder-soft sands, listening to the rhythmic lapping of the waves.
But once you’ve had your fill of sunbathing, there’s a whole island to explore. There are lots of ways to see the glorious natural beauty of Fire Island, whether it’s a guided canoe tour of the Salt Marsh or a hike through the 40-acre Sunken Forest at Sailors’ Haven.
And no visit to the island is complete with climbing the 182 steps of the historic Fire Island lighthouse, built back in 1858. This is also one of the best spots for panoramic ocean views.
At night, Fire Island comes alive. It’s a popular holiday destination, especially for LGBTQ travellers – who flock to the world-famous Cherry Grove and The Pines resorts. Many people come to the island looking to escape the bustle of the city and really let their hair down. From cocktail bars and restaurants to waterfront parties, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.
Plan your trip to Fire Island NY today!