Boating, Fishing, and Travel Information for Fire Island Coast Guard Station, NY
The United States Coast Guard has a base on Fire Island and provides aerial and nautical patrols to the Fire Island National Seashore as well as all beaches in the area. One of the oldest Coast Guard stations in America, Station #25 has been in uninterrupted operation since 1849.
The Fire Island Inlet Bridge, an integral part of the Robert Moses Causeway, is a two-lane, steel tied arch span with a concrete deck that carries the parkway over Fire Island Inlet. The Fire Island Inlet Bridge is located south of the State Boat Channel Bridge, a 665-foot long bascule bridge modeled after Brooklyn’s Mill Basin Drawbridge. The Fire Island Inlet span of the Robert Moses Causeway connects to Robert Moses State Park on the western tip of Fire Island.
Robert Moses State Park is a 875-acre state park in southern Suffolk County, New York. The park lies on the western end of Fire Island, one of the central barrier islands off the southern coast of Long Island, and is known for its five-mile stretch of beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. The park is accessible from Long Island by the Robert Moses Causeway across Great South Bay.
Robert Moses State Park includes five miles of beach, which visitors can use for swimming, surfing, or fishing. Anglers may fish from either the beach or the piers. A day use boat basin that can accommodate up to 40 boats is also available. Umbrella rentals are available at each field, and guests can also use the four bathhouses on the property. The park also contains four concession stands (one at each field), volleyball courts, first aid stations, picnic areas, and a playground at Field 5.
On the west end of the park is an 18-hole pitch and putt golf course. The secluded course is set among native trees and beach vegetation. It is typically open April through November and equipment rental is available.
Robert Moses State Park also facilitates access to the Fire Island National Seashore, immediately east of the park. Since there is no parking at the Seashore itself, many visitors park at Field 5 in order to walk to Lighthouse Beach, the Fire Island Lighthouse and Museum, or the nearby community of Kismet.
For information on Long Island State Park Permits for 4×4 fishing and more, visit the New York State Parks website.
Other Helpful Resources:
- Surf Forecast for Robert Moses State Park, NY
- Robert Moses State Park Information – including fees and 4 Wheel Drive Beach Vehicle Fishing and Surfing Permits
- Marinas and Anchorages near Fire Island Coast Guard Station, NY
COASTAL NEWS FOR JULY Updates from US Harbors In August we honor the dedication and courage of the United States Coast Guard. The Coast Guard traces its founding to an act of Congress on August 4, 1790, which is why on this day we celebrate the courageous work of these service… Learn More
Fishing in Fire Island Coast Guard Station, NY Map View
Coastal News Updates See All
By Paddling Magazine Staff. The “Paddle for the Bay” event hopes to recruit enough canoes and kayaks to break the current record of a continuous parade, and fundraise an environmental effort for Barnegat Bay while doing so. Paddler Sandy Rinderer has a unique idea for an environmental effort — take… SEE MORE
By NOAA. Today, NOAA Fisheries is releasing its draft Ropeless Roadmap: A Strategy to Develop On-Demand Fishing for public input. The report describes the current state of on-demand, or “ropeless,” fishing and outlines a path for increasing adoption of this technology in commercial fisheries in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. The Roadmap… SEE MORE
By Boat Safe. Although you may never see them displayed except at fleet parades, around naval installations, and areas with heavy international shipping traffic, International code flags are used to signal between two ships or between ship and shore. Also called signaling flags, they are a set of ship flags… SEE MORE