Long Island Travel Guide
This is the kind of national park we like best: a beach. Yup, that's right. Fire Island National Seashore counts in our book (and in the Parks Services' too) and it's just the national park to head to in the summertime.
The absence of cars lends the island a slowed-down pace, and the strictly-patrolled (no drinking, eating, music, dogs) areas of the beach are actually somehow the best. You can avoid the crowds and actually feel like you're on vacation. Each Fire Island hamlet feels like its own distinct personality - and you can pick and choose for what suits you best.
The drawback? Prices. You'll pay double for everything, from ATM fees to groceries to drinks, but watching the sunset on the beach or bay side makes it all worth it.
· Fire Island National Seashore [Official Site]