The Incorporated Village of Ocean Beach is the largest community on Fire Island, with the most to offer visitors, renters, and residents. Ocean Beach’s Main Street has several full-service restaurants and bars, diverse gift shops and clothing stores, two pizza parlors and ice cream shops, a candy shop, and even a few hotels. The village also has a year-round police force and Post Office.
The Fire Island wide elementary school, The Woodhull School, and the public library are also located within this sprawling 600+ home community.
Away from the commercial district of Ocean Beach the town becomes a quiet refuge for families and group houses to forget the stresses of the main land, and enjoy the beach.
Ocean Beach has several different cultural events throughout the summer to bring together the community for various worthy causes. Additionally, there are pay to play tennis and basketball courts located on the bayfront next to the ferry terminal, as well as a marina of transient boat slips. There is something for everyone in this Fire Island metropolis.
Ferry service to and from Ocean Beach is available by Fire Island Ferries from Bay Shore. Click here for schedules.
Water Taxi service is available to and from Ocean Beach during in-season operation.