Fire Island National Seashore: Watch Hill Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Among the places New Yorkers like to spend their long summer weekends, Fire Island is one of the most popular. Most people head to the beach towns on the western end, however, leaving the eastern portion of this 32-mile-long island to snow-white egrets, piping plovers, and lucky campers. The sandy sites here are a short walk from the ferry terminal and connect to a 1.1-mile nature trail through a salt marsh. And while they do have thick vegetation between them, most spots lack any real shade and heat up quickly during the day. The site closest to the marina is handicapped accessible and sites 6–12 are farthest from the bathrooms. Due to its popularity, reservations are strongly recommended. A well-stocked store near the marina carries groceries, beach towels and toys, charcoal, lighter fluid, and more."