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Address: Fire Island, NY

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Loved this quiet walk through the forest. The walk way was safe and well marked. Public showers and bathroom with snack bar and gift shop. We swam In the ocean. The beach was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
curran17
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FL
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this quiet walk through the forest. The walk way was safe and well marked. Public showers and bathroom with snack bar and gift shop. We swam In the ocean. The beach was empty which was nice but no life guards if you need them.

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Thank curran17
Huntington, New York
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice easy walk.The area was mostly shaded and had some great views. The walk from the boardwalk to beach was short but sand was ridiculously hot as expected on a 90 degree day .

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Thank lucamryn
New York City, New York
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful park that is easy to walk. All walking is done on boardwalk, so great for strollers and folks with some movement limitations. The setting is beautiful and the mix of beach, marsh and forest is unique. Be sure to take one of the Ranger led tours, very informative and 100% free. Be warned, you will need bug spray... More 

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Thank purpletaffy
Stony Brook, New York
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65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Always a highlight of the summer, any walk through this beautiful forest is special. Please-- if you do this walk, do not litter. If you can bring something in to a national park, you can carry it back out.

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Thank mahomama59
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Pros: Beautiful Quite Boardwalk throughout the whole Forest leading to the beach Beautiful beach Clean Guided tours Negatives: No food on site after exiting the forest boardwalk on the way to the beach

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Thank Diovino
Harwinton, Connecticut
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

This was a unique place - to go to a beach where you can only go by boat - makes for a beach that is pristine and crowd free. The forest was shaded and had a boardwalk. It was a nice walk- leading Us To the dunes. The. To the ocean A day with a score of 10 out of... More 

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Thank cmb074
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

As my wife and I are both nature lovers, we expected a little more variety of nature. It was nice, but not more then a few minutes to see the forest walk way. It is a far walk to get to unless you take the ferry from Patahogue. It has limited wildlife sighting , but were lucky and did see... More 

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2 Thank Sal D
New York
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55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a preserve at Fire Island that is a must for hikers or anyone that enjoys nature. It goes from the bay to the ocean and here you can see wildlife such as deer and turtles. You can get to the Forest by boat or ferry from the mainland in Sayville. There is a snack bar there for refreshments... More 

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2 Thank mnewshan
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Lovely walk along the beach from Cherry Grove, board walk around the sunken forest, nice view of the bay - just generally a nice walk to take. You need to be quiet if you hope to see deer (we didn't!). There is a bathroom block nearby too. Watch out for ticks, apparently (we were fine, however).

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Thank Heather D
Woking, England
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154 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I enjoyed walking through the forest. The vegetation was more varied than I expected. I visited towards the end of September when the mossies were out in force. Strangely, there were fewer in the forest than on the adjoining dunes. The only other people I saw were walking and taking photographs.

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