|Fire Island National Seashore|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Fire Island Lighthouse
|Location||Fire Island, New York, United States|
|Nearest city||Patchogue, New York|
|Length||26 mi (42 km)|
|Area||19,579 acres (79.23 km2; 30.592 sq mi)|
|Established||September 11, 1964|
|Visitors||384,343 (in 2014)|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
|Website||Fire Island National Seashore|
Fire Island National Seashore (FINS) is a United States National Seashore that protects a 26-mile (42 km) section of Fire Island, an approximately 30-mile (48 km) long barrier island separated from Long Island by the Great South Bay. The island is part of New York State's Suffolk County.
There are 17 private communities within the boundaries of Fire Island National Seashore including Saltaire, Fire Island Pines, and Ocean Beach. Only two bridges lead to Fire Island and the national seashore and there are no public roads within the seashore itself. The Robert Moses Causeway leads to Robert Moses State Park on the western end of Fire Island while the William Floyd Parkway leads to the eastern end of the island. The seashore can also be accessed by private boat or by ferry from the communities of Patchogue, Sayville, and Bay Shore on Long Island.
A separate unit of Fire Island National Seashore located on Long Island protects the home and estate of William Floyd, an American Revolutionary War general and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The William Floyd House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located in Mastic Beach, New York.
PUBLIC LAW 88-587; 88th Congress; September 11, 1964