Ocean Beach, Fire Island, New York
Ocean Beach, incorporated in 1921, is a beautiful community and the heart and soul of Fire Island…a barrier island 32-miles long and a quarter mile wide just south and parallel to Long Island. It’s perfect for all ages. Both singles and families. It’s unique character is in its varied restaurants, treasure-laden shops and home-spun galleries. Ocean Beach combines the allure of a resort with a casual atmosphere and the safety of a lost age.
Ocean Beach is just an hour from Manhattan and a half-hour ferry ride from Bay Shore across the Great South Bay. Frequent ferries are available for after work getaways, day visitors, vacationers, weekenders and homeowners. From early spring to late fall, jitneys, taxis and the LIRR provide service to and from New York, the airports and Bay Shore. Water taxis provide quick access to other Fire Island communities.
A unique Village Experience
Once you arrive in the Village of Ocean Beach, settle in for a casual and relaxing visit. Bordered by the bay and ocean, the town is car free. Getting around means walking or biking to small shops, galleries, restaurants, ice cream parlors, a movie house and the beaches. Gather on the wide quay at sunset, listen to weekly open air concerts, see children sell painted seashells and visit craft fairs showcasing local talent. Hotels and inns are available for weekends or vacations. Stress-free, it’s the place for fun, friendliness and festivity.