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To Ocean Beach, a beautiful community and the heart and soul of Fire Island…a barrier island 32-miles long and a quarter mile wide just south and parallel to Long Island. It’s perfect for all ages. Both singles and families. It’s unique character is in its varied restaurants, treasure-laden shops and home-spun galleries. Ocean Beach combines the allure of a resort with a casual atmosphere and the safety of a lost age.
Ocean Beach is just an hour from Manhattan and a half-hour ferry ride from Bay Shore across the Great South Bay. Frequent ferries are available for after work getaways, day visitors, vacationers, weekenders and homeowners. From early spring to late fall, jitneys, taxis and the LIRR provide service to and from New York, the airports and Bay Shore. Water taxis provide quick access to other Fire Island communities.  
As you cross the Great South Bay and enter a wonderful vacation world.
Once you arrive in the Village of Ocean Beach, settle in for a casual and relaxing visit. Bordered by the bay and ocean, the town is car free. Getting around means walking or biking to small shops, galleries, restaurants, ice cream parlors, a movie house and the beaches. Gather on the wide quay at sunset, listen to weekly open air concerts, see children sell painted seashells and visit craft fairs showcasing local talent. Hotels and inns are available for weekends or vacations. Stress-free, it’s the place for fun, friendliness and festivity.  
In Ocean Beach, the ocean and bay combine into a special water paradise. Part of one of the ten great beaches of the world, no radios or Frisbees spoil its serenity. Warm ocean currents make the water inviting early in the summer and long into the fall. On the bay, the Village Marina is a welcome anchorage for boaters. Watersports abound: swimming, fishing, surfing, boating, wind surfing or just lazing in the sun.  
Ocean Beach has harmoniously blended a thriving mix of homeowners and renters into one community. It has a school up to the sixth grade, houses of worship, fire and police departments, a post office and excellent medical services. Summer camp enriches the lives of children five to twelve with a half-day nursery, full days for older kids and a Counselor-in-Training Program for teens. Families can participate in many activities: water sports, arts, crafts, ecology, soccer, softball, tennis, drama, yoga and aerobics. It’s a safe and care-free summertime…and a great place to raise kids year round.  

As you dine at our many fine restaurants.

Like any community with the unique charm of Ocean Beach, some rules have been developed over time to insure safety, cleanliness and comfort for everyone.

Except for emergency and essential services, vehicles are generally not permitted.

Bicycle riding in town during the peak season is restricted to make the walkways safe for seniors and small children alike.
Eating or drinking on public walkways outside the commercial district is restricted to prevent broken glass and litter on the streets.

Eating on the beach is restricted promoting the cleanest beach you’ve ever seen.

Whether you come for a day or a lifetime, Fire Island and especially Ocean Beach, will thrill and captivate you. It’s another world!