Peaceful seclusion meets summertime family fun in Water Island, a scenic community on Fire Island.
You’ll have to take one of the ferries out of Sayville to reach Water Island, which was for many years only accessible by private boat. Set apart from Fire Island’s crowded summertime hotspots, the hamlet gives locals and visitors a relaxed, residential atmosphere. Head to the community for a small market of summer homes, hotels, and modest beach bungalows. Growing families and those looking to escape busy city life appreciate the tranquility and privacy the hamlet has to offer.
There are no stores or restaurants in this sleepy district, putting the focus on recreation and relaxation. Barrett Beach Park boasts panoramic views of Patchogue Bay and plenty of space to swim, kayak, and sunbathe. Docks and boat launches line the waterfront, while prime camping sites like Watch Hill draw in ample foot traffic throughout the year. Just a short trip away, busy Fire Island beaches offer the perfect day trip for those looking to get lost in the crowds and take in what the island has to offer.