Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Fire Island Dance Festival

Fire Island Dance Festival

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

With the Great South Bay serving as the most beautiful of backgrounds, the annual Fire Island Dance Festival is an amazing boating destination. This year’s festival, hosted by the multi-talented Cady Huffman, takes place at Fire Island Pines on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16. The entrance to the Pines Harbor is directly due […]

Early Morning Tower Tour

May 13, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Early Morning Tower Tour Fire Island Lighthouse 5:15 am Reservations required 631-661-4876 www.fireislandlighthouse.com 

The Kismet Inn Restaurant and Marina

The Kismet Inn Restaurant and Marina

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Formality is a foreign concept on Fire Island. Both locals and visitors have a laid-back, almost nonchalant attitude towards the hustle and bustle that shapes the daily lives on the mainland. The vibe advises you to slip off your shoes and shrug off your cares. Informality rules on Kismet, a hamlet of Fire Island reachable […]

The Warmth of the “Welcome” Light:  A Special Visit to the Fire Island Lighthouse

The Warmth of the “Welcome” Light: A Special Visit to the Fire Island Lighthouse

August 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Your friends have been raving forever about an incredible little seaside haven. When the time arrives to check this awesome-sounding place out for yourself, you arrive filled with excitement and anticipation. Then you see it — a full staircase to climb in order to reach the destination. You can’t physically accomplish this, and with […]

Should We Stop Our Shifting Sands?

Should We Stop Our Shifting Sands?

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Beaches are in a constant state of flux. The sands shift with the tides, slowly morphing the coastline. Beach goers flock to beaches that mere months earlier didn’t have much sand; there are more changes as months turn into years. Long Island’s unique geologic composition of shifting and churning sand coastlines requires boaters to stay […]

Atlantique

Atlantique

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

This part of Fire Island, formally known as Atlantique Beach to distinguish it from the residential neighborhood, has a decidedly relaxed atmosphere and a family focus. Actually, it’s relaxed once you get one of around 150 slips at the public marina, which are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis — slips are restricted to Islip […]

Fire Island and Watch Hill

January 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Step back in time at the Fire Island Lighthouse, to days before GPS, when lighthouses were important landmarks for mariners — a beacon of hope after a long journey. View the exhibits on the rich maritime history of Fire Island, see the lighthouse’s original, first-order Fresnel lens, and climb to the top of the lighthouse […]

Patchogue

Patchogue

January 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. This is a tale of three Patchogues. There’s the one known as a convenient place for boaters on the south shore to keep their boats and reach multiple water-accessible restaurants, the one recognized for being part of  Fire Island (Davis Park), and then there’s a third Patchogue — a mainland village located a short […]

The Lure of Change in a Familiar Place

The Lure of Change in a Familiar Place

November 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Constantly shaped and reshaped by wind and waves, barrier islands are ever-changing.  The complex interaction of sediment, waves, and currents results in a dynamic landscape and marine environment with formations like beaches, dunes, and spits shifting over time. The Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness on the east end of Fire Island National […]

Strong Storms, Weak Coasts

Strong Storms, Weak Coasts

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Carol. Donna. Gloria. Bob. Irene. Sandy. The names are part of our history. Since the 1930s, Long Island’s storm vulnerability has been known, yet little was done until 2011 when Irene, a relatively small hurricane, hit the region. When Sandy struck the following year, a sense of immediacy for storm preparedness resonated with policymakers. […]

Fire Island

Fire Island

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Summer on Long Island brings many area residents and out-of-town tourists to Fire Island. As you’re lying there soaking up the sun on one of Fire Island’s famous and picturesque beaches, or enjoying the spectacular scenery as you pass by on your boat, do you ever wonder about the history and the story of […]

Carmans River

Carmans River

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

At 10 miles long, the Carmans River in Brookhaven is one of the four largest rivers on Long Island.  The river is fed exclusively from groundwater and is protected by the Long Island Pines Barrens. The first eight miles of the river consists only of fresh water. It then becomes an estuary as it encounters […]

The Color of Sand

The Color of Sand

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The shores of the Bahamas are tinted pink with bits of coral. Shale makes the beaches of Shelter Cove in California a stark shade of grey. Hawaiian sands get their many vibrant hues courtesy of volcanic lava. The captivating bi-colored beaches of Fire Island, New York are made of quartz and feldspar. Within the finest, […]

Fire Island Dance Festival

Fire Island Dance Festival

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Q. What happens every July with the Great South Bay in the background that is spectacularly entertaining while raising funds for those in need? A. The Fire Island Dance Festival. The 21st annual festival takes place at Fire Island Pines on Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 19. The entrance to the Pines harbor […]

Banish Boating Boredom!

Banish Boating Boredom!

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating is always fun, but even the most exuberant boater can tire of the same route, the same scenery, and the same routine time after time after time. That’s why we bring you so many ways to find glee at sea and shake up your boating habits. Fun times aren’t dependent on arriving by mega-yacht […]

Emma Takes the Helm

Emma Takes the Helm

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

My kids and I took a weekday boating trip to Fire Island while my wife was at work. Though we were having fun and the weather was beautiful, I’d promised my wife that we would all have dinner together, so it soon became time to pack things up and head home. As we loaded up […]

Sea Ya, Summer!

Sea Ya, Summer!

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Flynn’s

Flynn’s

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Flynn’s 1 Cayuga Street Ocean Beach Park Fire Island 631-531-5000 www.flynnsfireislandny.com Flynn’s is a waterfront gem located in Ocean Bay Park, offering fresh seafood, live music, and amazing ocean views. Established in 1937, Flynn’s is the perfect locale to have drinks or a meal by the water while enjoying the island’s breeze. The drinks menu […]

Dogs Welcome Here!

Dogs Welcome Here!

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We’ve compiled a list of places that won’t frown on visits from Fido, at least some of the time. Owners should look for posted signs or call ahead before clambering off the boat with canine companions. Babylon Village: There are dog runs at Rotary Path and Whaler’s Cove. Poop bags are offered at Argyle Memorial […]

Water, Water Everywhere!

Water, Water Everywhere!

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In the summer, you spend a lot of time on,in, and around the water. In case you’re curious, we’ve collected some interesting facts for you on certain of our nearby water bodies. Long Island Sound The Sound is 21 miles wide at its widest point and 113 miles long. The volume of water in Long […]

Sailors Haven

Sailors Haven

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sailors Haven is a nature lover’s paradise. Whether you are looking to soak up the sun on a pristine barrier beach, explore a globally rare maritime forest ecosystem, or watch the sun set over the Great South Bay, you can do it at this National Park Service (NPS) site on the Fire Island National Seashore. […]

Circling Long Island

Circling Long Island

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

An engaging and entertaining summer boat vacation is practically at your doorstep. A trip around Long Island is 250 nautical miles (which is not much more than visiting Block Island), and it can be completed in less than two weeks. While your pauses may vary, we’ve put together a fun itinerary of harbor-side stopovers. You can start this trip from any harbor and reverse our directions, depending on your starting point.

Favorite Escapes

Favorite Escapes

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Most of us have a pair of comfortable jeans we love to wear, a favorite restaurant that feels welcoming and relaxing, and a movie we’d gladly watch over and over. Most boaters also have a favorite spot to visit, so we asked readers to share the spot they’d choose over all others. If it’s a […]

Watch Hill

Watch Hill

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Watch Hill, part of the U.S. National Park Service, is located at the western edge of the Otis Pike High Dune Wilderness in Fire Island, across the Great South Bay from Patchogue. Visitors can relax at the beach or swim in the ocean (staffed with lifeguards, in-season), walk or hike on a salt marsh nature trail through the wilderness, trek over to Davis Park, bird watch, and take a guided canoe tour.

Atlantique

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Atlantique, with over 150 slips at the public marina, offers boaters a variety of services. Located approximately 2 ½ miles east of the Fire Island Lighthouse, this facility is available to residents of the Town of Islip as well as non-residents. The Dock Master monitors Ch. 9 and may also be reached at 631-583-8610.

Operation Pretty Picture

Operation Pretty Picture

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Superstorm Sandy unleashed its fury on Long Island in 2012, with damage estimates rising well above $500 billion. The devastation included Long Beach losing its iconic boardwalk, Fire Island’s boathouse and ferry terminal washing away, almost half of Freeport under water, Tobay Beach’s ocean dunes disappearing, and more than 100,000 residential homes damaged or […]

Fire Island’s Old Inlet/New Inlet

Fire Island’s Old Inlet/New Inlet

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The damage to Long Island’s shores, courtesy of Hurricane Sandy, is extraordinary. The east end of Long Island has a sand shortage and there are ongoing difficulties surrounding rising tides and storm surges, compounded by the ongoing natural erosion that takes its toll. Fire Island was greatly affected by Sandy; its “Old Inlet,” which allows […]

Matthew’s Seafood House

Matthew’s Seafood House

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Drop into Matthew’s Seafood House in Ocean Beach on Fire Island when you’re looking for a dockside treat to enjoy just steps away from your boat. I’d heard the restaurant was rumored to have some of the best seafood on Fire Island, and I was delighted to find out that was a fact. Matthew’s offers […]

Don’t Do What I Did

August 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

We can plan and set up summer boating trips, and invite everyone we like to join us. But there will always be a party-pooper lurking about, ready to ruin the day if she feels so inclined.

Long Island Real Estate Guide (Click on the map to view)

Long Island Real Estate Guide (Click on the map to view)

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Signature Premier Property 99 Main Street Cold Spring Harbor 631-812- 4550 www.luckytolivehere.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hickey and Smith Realtors 1091 Route 25A Stony Brook, NY  11790 631-751-4488 Linda Hickey www.hickeysmithrealtors.com . […]

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