About Kismet

Kismet is the westernmost community on Fire Island and closest to the Fire Island Lighthouse. Visitors find that many Kismet residents are quick with a greeting and a smile as they pass on the street. This family friendly community provides locals and beach-goers with two full-service restaurants, The Kismet Inn and Surf’s Out, a pizza shack, a marina, a liquor store and cheese shop, the family owned Kismet Market, and a gift shop, the Red Wagon Emporium. In addition to restaurants and shops, there are public tennis and basketball courts, as well as newly renovated playground completed in 2017.



June 23, 2016

Captain's Tip

Be sure to check out a sunset from the ferry dock with both the Robert Moses Bridge and the Fire Island Lighthouse in the foreground.


Ferry service to and from Kismet is available by Fire Island Ferries from Bay Shore. Click here for schedules.

Water Taxi service is available to and from Kismet during in-season operation.

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