The Bayberry Dunes Beachview House

Fire Island National Seashore



Experience the best of Fire Island National Seashore at Watch Hill, a secluded barrier island getaway. Guests can go swimming at nearby secluded beaches, enjoy a self-guided nature trail, and check in to the National Park Service visitor center to learn more about the area and experience guided canoe trips. Flexible booking options are available in the campground with two queen beds and four twin beds, a fully equipped kitchen, large deck, and a BBQ grill.


Looking for a place to stay on your next trip to Fire Island? We've got you covered! Experience the best of Fire Island National Seashore at your own secluded barrier island getaway at Watch Hill. Wake up beneath a world-famous morning sunrise, go swimming at some of Long Island's most secluded beaches, or enjoy food and drink at nearby LoveFINS concessions. Not only do we have the best locations, but flexible booking options at competitive market rates.


From May to mid-October, the Watch Hill area offers a visitor center, family campground, ranger-led interpretive programs (including guided canoe trips), a 175-slip transient marina with water, electric, and pump-out station, a small convenience store, snack bar, self-guiding nature trail, picnic area, lifeguarded beach (summer only), restrooms, and bathhouse. 


Beds include: two queen beds and four twin beds.

Pillows, blankets, and fans are provided. Bed sheets and towels are not provided.

Kitchen is fully equipped and includes microwave, oven, range, coffeemaker, blender, toaster, pots/pans, eating utensils, and plates.

There is a large deck, with a BBQ grill and picnic table, with views of the Great South Bay and Atlantic Ocean.  

Pets are not allowed.

Natural Features

Discover Fire Island's most extensive salt marsh, the beauty of the barrier island's beaches and dunes, and the solitude of a seaside wilderness at this National Park Service site.

Nearby Attractions

The Watch Hill Visitor Center is open seasonally. Phone: 631-597-6455. Stop in at this National Park Service visitor center to learn more about Fire Island, upcoming ranger-led programs like the free, guided canoe tour of the Watch Hill salt marsh, and to check in for wilderness/backcountry camping. Backcountry camping is available by reservation only. 

Concession managed services at Watch Hill are open seasonally and include Watch Hill Marina, a food truck, a general store and a family campground. Watch Hill Family Campground reservations are not available on 

Wilderness/Backcountry camping is available in the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness on the eastern end of Fire Island and is accessible via Davis Park and Watch Hill. Access from Davis Park requires an additional one-mile hike. Reservations are required and available through

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Campground Matrix

Set alerts at more campgrounds to increase your odds of getting a place to stay! Below is a list of the closest campgrounds supported on Campflare. Or, view all campgrounds in Fire Island National Seashore.

Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Sailors Haven Cottage
Fire Island National Seashore
Sites 6-8, 14-18, 24-29
Heckscher State Park
Sites 30-35, 41-44, 49-53, 60-64
Heckscher State Park
Sites 1-5, 9-13, 19-23
Heckscher State Park
Sites 36-40, 45-48, 54-59, 65-69
Heckscher State Park
Cottage Area
Heckscher State Park
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