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Fire Island Lighthouse

Fire Island Lighthouse Review

The 168-foot-tall lighthouse—Long Island's tallest—marks the western tip of Fire Island. The black-and-white-striped beauty, built in 1858, replaced the original 1826 lighthouse which, at 74 feet tall, was deemed too short to be effective. Tours of the tower are offered; call for tour times and reservations. On clear days Manhattan skyscrapers are visible from the top of the lighthouse, a climb up 192 winding steps. To get to the lighthouse, park in Field 5 of Robert Moses State Park (park on the lot's east side) and then walk ¾ mi following the marked trail.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off southern end of Robert Moses Causeway, Fire Island, NY, 11702 | Map It
  • Phone: 631/661–4876
  • Cost: $6
  • Hours: Apr.–June, daily 9:30–4; July–Labor Day, daily 9:30–5; Sept.–Mar., weekends noon–4
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  • Location: Fire Island

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