Tag: Fire Island Pines

A Beginner’s Guide to Summer on Fire Island

With the return of beach season, so too flock the crowds to Fire Island, the barrier island simultaneously known as a popular tourist destination and a hidden gem full of natural wonders. But FI is much more than that dichotomy allows. It’s home to Robert Moses State Park on the west end, Smith Point County Park on the east end and a national park featuring an eight-mile wilderness preserve. And in the middle, accessible by ferry only, are 17 car-free communities—most of which are strictly residential with a few having downtowns offering shops and nightlife.

More Portuguese Men-O-War Found on Long Island

More than a dozen were found from Montauk to Jones Beach after two kids were stung on Fire Island.

Portuguese Man-O-War Stings 2 Kids on Fire Island

Multiple rare local sightings of the jellyfish-like creature with a highly toxic sting were reported Tuesday on FI.

Cherry Grove EMS Offers New Lifeline in Far-flung Area of Fire...

The community is one of four on the east end of the barrier island where police are the only EMS providers.