Here on Long Island, we’ve got some famous lighthouses, but none are as pleasant an experience as Fire Island (I’m looking at you Montauk). The lighthouse is easily accessible from Robert Moses Park Field 5. During the busy season there is a $10 parking fee. We visited on Black Friday instead of shopping and there was no parking fee. From there it’s a 3/4 mile walk on a boardwalk to the lighthouse. When you arrive you can roam the grounds, Museum, gift shop, and caretakers house for no charge. This already puts this place leagues ahead over Montauk as you have to pay to both park and get onto the grounds of the lighthouse. Once you enter the gift shop you can opt to climb the lighthouse for a $7 fee. Please be advised you have to be over 42” to climb. It was a nice, steep and winding climb so if you’re afraid of heights I wouldn’t recommend it but it was so cool looking out over Long Island from the top. Living here you can take for granted how beautiful it can be. We went during off peak season so it wasn’t terribly crowded. If you’re looking for the National Park service stamp, you can get it at the second desk which isn’t in the gift shop but right before the lighthouse climbing entrance. If you opt to climb, you get a certificate with the NPS stamp stating you did so. It’s the little things sometimes. This was a great experience and I highly recommend everyone go visit the friendly lighthouse.
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