Visit Ocean Beach
THINGS TO DO WHILE VISITING OCEAN BEACH
Ocean Beach Historical Society
Ocean beach historical society is located in the community house on Bay walk. Their exhibits have highlighted the important historical events that have had the biggest impact on life in Fire Island, and have depicted our way of life and the way it has changed over the years. Other exhibits have showcased the collections of local residents, people who have collected the images and memorabilia that tell their stories and stories of the island. We’ve also tried to show residents and visitors what makes life on Fire Island unique, like no other place in the world.
Fire Island Lighthouse
The Fire Island lighthouse is just a few miles down the beach and a short ride on the Fire Island water taxi will get you their located on the western end of Fire Island. The lighthouse is a historical landmark visible from miles away. 182 steps will take you to the top to see the most incredible view of Fire Island and on a clear day, the skyline of New York City.
Sunken forest hidden behind sand dunes is a nice hike east of Ocean Beach. It is one of the last maritime Holly forest that remain in the US. Take a water taxi to Sailors Haven or let your feet take you there. It is truly a sight to see.
Our pristine beach, part of the national seashore has the most breathtaking views. Bring a beach chair, sit and relax or jump in the ocean for a refreshing swim. Bring your surfboard and catch a wave in the surf if it is up or bring your fishing pole and do some surf casting to catch some dinner.
Give yourself a little break and bring the kids to our waterfront playground. It has plenty of fun things for the kids to play on. The swings, jungle gym, slides and more. Relax on one of the many benches, and enjoy the most spectacular view from the playground in the U.S.
While on your way to the beach or relaxing you might have been visited by our island local residents, the Whitetail deer or the Red Fox in all their beauty. Though they may seem tame they are still wildlife, please refrain from contact and feeding them. For the bird lover there is a wide array of shorebirds, songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and waders. On a special occasion dolphins and whales have been spotted and on rare occasions seals, and even penguins that have lost their way over the years.
Ocean beach youth group is a non-profit community day camp founded 60 years ago which provides an engaging array of activities for children ages 3 to 13 and a CIT program for 14 year olds. It’s wonderful staff comprised of teachers, arts, professionals, certified coaches, college students and older teens provide a comfortable environment to ensure their campers enjoy exciting and meaningful summers. Many of the counselors attended OBYG as campers and return later as parents, reinforcing their commitment to THE OBYG program.