Ocean Beach is the hub and heart of Fire Island located about one hour from New York City on a 32-mile barrier island south of Long Island. Visitors and residents of all ages and walks of life come to Ocean Beach to enjoy our perfect beaches, shopping, restaurants, and activities for singles, couples, families, and children.
Ocean Beach's friendly atmosphere invites you to soak up the sun, make friends, or just simply laze-away the days. There are hotels to choose from, houses to rent for weeks, months, or even the whole summer.
Leave your cares behind as you cross the Great South Bay on your ferry, relax on the beach, swim in the warm waters of the summer ocean, cheer the sunset in one of our bayside restaurants, and if you like dance away the night.
Ocean Beach offers a multitude of things to do for whatever your heart desires.
Ocean Beach is easy to get to. Ocean Beach is serviced through the ferries in Bay Shore, Long Island. The 25 Min. boat ride adds to the charm of the trip. By car and without traffic, like on Saturday mornings, the trip to Bay Shore is about one hour from New York City. During rush hour expect 1 1/2 to 2 hours. You can also take the train from Penn Station, or a private van service from 2nd Avenue.