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While many use the rake and boat approach, longtime locals are more familiar with the foot and toe method. Just walk out in the bay and dig your feet into the sand. When you feel that smooth, hard rock-like shell, reach down and pull it out. Gather like-minded seafood lovers and cook up mean chowder. Another popular activity on Fire Island is surf fishing.
Year-round, locals and visitors to the island take advantage of the many fishing opportunities on the island. As of late, a no-fee New York recreational fishing registry is now required in order to fish on the island. Commercial fishing remains prohibited. Additionally, horseshoe crabs are not allowed to be harvested within the Fire Island boundaries. Size and possession limitations are enforced. Fire Island fishing draws anglers from far and wide seeking to haul in their share of bluefish and bass from Fire Island shores.
Fire Island fishing, both sport and recreational, does not require a permit. Whether you are a novice bobber or an advanced angler, you can land a lunker on Fire Island. Surfcasting is a popular technique as you can cast directly into the swift-moving schools of blues and stripers right off the ocean breaks.
Though surfcasting is one method, taking a private boat into the bays will yield the best Fire Island fishing results. Deep-sea offshore fishing, via charter boat, can yield an exciting array of tuna, shark, and marlin. See the Fire Island business directory for more information on charter boats.
During the summer season, Fire Island offers several life-guarded locations for public swimming. The town of Brookhaven and Islip also have public beaches with lifeguards during the summer season. Each location can be reached via ferry or private boat. There are few public facilities near the beach due to most visitors living in private homes near the beach, so be sure to plan ahead if you need to take the ferry home.
After basking in the hot sun, plunging into the cool Atlantic waters on Fire Island is incredibly refreshing. Please use discretion and swim in lifeguard-surveyed zones. Sea kayaking and canoeing can offer great high-intensity workouts on the ocean side or calm cruises on the bay side.
Take advantage of the easterly winds and head out windsurfing in the Great South Bay. Waterskiing, tubing, and wakeboarding behind a private boat are always popular activities on weekends. During any time of the year, visitors to the island can partake in ranger-led programs to help you learn more about the island and the National Seashore. Tours focus primarily on the natural and cultural features available at each of the visitor centers scattered over the island.
Most of the programs are free to enjoy; however, some of the special events can have a minimal fee attached. Be sure to visit the National Seashore website to receive the most recent news about upcoming tours and events. Fire Island is one of the best places in the New York metro area for bird watching. Tent camping is a popular family activity available year-round on the island. Dismiss View all alerts. Indulge in a Coastal Kaleidoscope Immerse yourself in an enchanting collage of coastal life and history.
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