National Park Service now accepting reservations for a quiet Fire Island beach stay


Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of reality for a bit? Here’s an affordable and secluded beach retreat in the heart of the Fire Island National Seashore.

The National Park Service this summer started taking reservations for The Bayberry Dunes Beach View House — a rustic four-bedroom, two-bathroom beach house quietly tucked away in a community near Fire Island’s Watch Hill, which is a short ferry ride from Patchogue.

The minimum fee for renting is $3,000 ($500/night with a minimum stay of six nights) in the summer, which is an affordable alternative compared to the pricier private rentals offered in towns across the island.

Beds and baths are on the ground floor and a spacious living, dining, and kitchen area is on the second floor, both elevations with multiple windows for ventilation.

The house is also fully furnished and includes the following amenities:

  • A full kitchen with stove/oven, refrigerator, toaster, microwave and coffee pot (drip).  
  • Dishes, glassware, mugs, and utensils for up to 8 people.  
  • Cookware including pots, pans, baking sheets, cooking utensils. 
  • Barbecue with 2 propane tanks, and grill utensils. 
  • Hand soap, dish towels, vacuum, and cleaning supplies. 
  • Box fans for each bedroom.

As far as activities go, guests can enjoy a variety of National Park Service Ranger-guided programs like seining and nature walks or have some fun in the sun at the free life-guarded beach nearby at Watch Hill.

For more information, visit the official National Park Service website here.

Reservations are available through Guests can also email Fire Island National Seashore directly for booking information.

Check out some photos below, all provided by the National Park Service.

Top: Exterior of The Bayberry Dunes Beach View House. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service website.