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Fire Island Lighthouse

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Address: 4640 Captree Island, Fire Island, NY
Phone Number:
+1 631-661-4876
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Pleasant thing to do

A balmy Sunday in February got us out to the lighthouse. Park at field 5 and walk the boardwalk to the lighthouse. Deer along the way. Great view from the top and an interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Long Island NY
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Long Island NY
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A balmy Sunday in February got us out to the lighthouse. Park at field 5 and walk the boardwalk to the lighthouse. Deer along the way. Great view from the top and an interesting free museum

Thank dcablemon
Holland, Michigan
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great site to visit, worth the walk. I go there all times of the year, all hours. There is a ton of wildlife. Caution at dusk in the spring....a lot of baby deer.

1 Thank Mreiman2
West Babylon, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great hike, there is the board walk all the way to the lighthouse . You can also take the beach way back or walk to Fire Island. Historical features and breath taken views. I have lived on long Island all my life and I am always here at anytime of the year. Its a treat to climb the... More 

Thank 333Lorie333
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423 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's abit of a walk to the lighthouse from the parking aera, but it's worth it, I was here on a windy, so we couldn't up, but still the museum and the surrounding nature is spectaculair.

Thank zimof1
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Since Hurricane Sandy many changes have occurred on Long Island. The Fire Island Lighthouse has been in renovation to fix the base which holds it above the sand dunes. The new boardwalk takes you on a beautiful stroll through the marshland where you view deer, fox, birds.....The boardwalk moves you towards the new museum building which stores the oldest lights... More 

Thank mountainrevin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I took my daughter here because we see this place in the distance numerous times. There is a lot of history here. If you climb to the top of the lighthouse, you will get a certificate.

Thank Liz K
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Fire island lighthouse is a peaceful place. It's good to leave the city and go to this place for a visit. You can enjoy the nature and quietness. You can spend a whole day there. It has trees and sands round this area. If you want to relax yourself, I would recommend this place even though this place doesn't have... More 

Thank ienjoytravel2016
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It is a beautiful, peaceful place to view Fire Island and the Atlantic Ocean. Nice walk from Field 5, Robert Moses State Park.

Thank Ann M
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Robert Moses State Park and made the hike to the lighthouse. You have to park in lot 5 and walk about a mile up the boardwalk to the lighthouse. One you get there the first building shows the ruins of the first lighthouse and the old light from the first 1800's, this alone was worth the walk. The guide... More 

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Manassas, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I grew up on Long Island and hadn't been home in decades, and saw this listed as "Things to Do" on my hotel website. I'm glad I went. I love lighthouses and this one does not disappoint. It is run by the National Park Service in conjunction with volunteers. There is the museum piece with the original light and a... More 

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