Fire Island Concessions is very pleased to tell you that Sailors Haven will be open Columbus Day Weekend.
The National Park Service along with the Federal Highway Administration anticipates beginning substantial infrastructure improvements at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven. These improvements include the construction of better fastening systems for the docks, new dock surfaces, and overall improvements to the electrical distribution to protect it against future storms. Once completed, the government assets at both locations will be able to better withstand the forces of future hurricane. Separate from this project, but part of the overall Sandy Relief Act, the National Park Service will dredge the entire length of the Watch Hill Channel as well as the boat basin.
Although subject to change, The National Park Service does not anticipate any interruption to visitor services, and we are confident it will not impact the 2014 boating season.
Enjoy the rest of this beautiful summer season at Sailors Haven.
Sailors Haven is considered “The Jewel in the Crown” of the Fire Island National Seashore, combining the Sunken Forest with a magnificent, wide ocean beach.
A National Seashore visitor center with nature exhibits, and snack bar and gift shop are located on the bay front near the ferry dock. On either side of the dock with a magnificent view of the Great South Bay and its variety of pleasure boats are picnic areas with tables and barbecue pits.
The beach is a short distance away, along the main boardwalk, which is bordered on the west by the Sunken Forest. It is favored by nature lovers and families where children can freely play in the ocean waters under the watchful eye of lifeguards and build sand castles in the clean, sparkling sand.