Fire Island Pines Travel Guide
The Sun, Fire Island Pines, 2009
The Sun, Fire Island Pines, 2009
The Moon and Stars, Fire Island Pines,...
The Stars, Fire Island Pines, 2009
The Sun and Star, Fire Island Pines,...
The Stars and Moon, Fire Island Pines,...
House Hunting, Part I
“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”— Jacques Cousteau (1910-1997) Fire Island Pines has some of the most wonderful oceanfront properties in the world. My favorite is 408 Ocean Walk.Sitting on .41 acres, this one-family, oceanfront...
Entertaining: A Lunchon
Life at Fire Island Pines (FIP) revolves around eating, or so it seems.We are either planning a meal, buying for a meal, preparing a meal, eating a meal, or cleaning up after a meal!The local Pines Pantry (see shopping tip entry) can supply the ingredients for breakfast,...
1 Review and 8 Opinions I have never had a need to stay at this hotel, neither when it was called the Botel, which it was...
Bay Bar: Coffee by the Harbor
Bay Bar is average; there is nothing special about it. For a light breakfast or lunch Bay Bar is the only option in The Pines. The place serves Starbucks coffee, a selling feature for some. Liquor is also served. There is a waitstaff.
Being located directly next to the harbor and the ferry dock you can grab a quick cup of coffee while you wait for the next ferry to arrive.
Just as all retail outlets in The Pines Bay Bar is expensive because you are a captive audience. In addition 20% is added to cover the cost of hauling those coffee beans across the bay, in the same way that all establishments must add 20% to their goods and services for the same reason.
Updated Aug 5, 2009
Address: Harbor Walk
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- Gay and Lesbian
- Water Sports
Sip ’N Twirl: The Relaxed Bar
The Sip ’N Twirl name says it all: it is a bar with a dance floor. It is also an alternative to the Pavilion’s showy crowd.The boys at Sip ’N Twirl are move down to earth, the atmosphere is more relaxed and laid back.
Pavilion: Dancing the Summer Nights Away
Although the Pavilion's hay day is long gone it is still the only nigh club in The Pines.In the 1980s and throughout 1990s and into the early years of the new Millennium the boys of The Pines would meet up every Saturday night (it was really early Sunday morning, 1 or 2 am)...
Pines Party 2010: Beach Party
Since 1999, in late July, the Fire Island Pines community has held a big party on the beach. It is always held at night. The party always has a theme. Past themes have included the Arabian Nights, Super Heroes, the Wild West, Ancient Rome and vintage TV shows. The photos...
Pines Party 2007: Dancing on the Beach
Every summer season since 1999, in late July, the Fire Island Pines community comes together to give a big party on the beach. The party is always held at night. It always has a theme. Past themes have included the Arabian Nights, Super Heroes, the Wild West, Ancient Rome...
There are numerous communities on New York State’s Fire Island. If you do not want to walk the beach from one community to another, an easy way to commute between them is by water taxi.The photos here show the taxi pulling into the harbor at The Pines and passengers...
Take the Train
When visiting Fire Island Pines from New York City I encourage everyone to ride the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). It is not possible to take a car in to Fire Island Pines; parking it in one of the lots at the ferry dock is pricey. Leave it at home.Check the LIRR schedule,...
Summer Solstice: That Fabulous Store
Located above the Pine Pantry (see Shopping entry) Summer Solstice is a fabulous store selling tasteful gifts, table top and kitchen items, clothing, jewelry, bath and beach items, as well as movie rentals.Everything is reasonably priced for such lovely things.The sales...
The Pines Liquor Shop: Getting Tipsey in The Pines
Need a drink? The Pines Liquor Shop offers a complete line of spirits, wine and Champagne. The staff is very helpful, friendly and they know their booze to help you choose.
What’s your pleasure?
Everything in The Pines is at least 20% more than what it would cost on the...
The Fourth of July Invasion
Since 1976, America’s Bicentennial Year, Cherry Grove drag queens have invaded The Pines. The Invasion has become an annual event, now attracting spectators from Long Island, where once it was mostly a local happening.The story of how The Invasion began goes as follows. A...
Flags of Other Nations
In addition to flying Old Glory, it is a common custom in The Pines to fly the flag of the country or the city where a guest lives; or fly the flag of your national heritage. Not only is it fun to do this, it adds color and interest to the surroundings.
Protecting the Dunes, Protecting The Pines
“My life is like a stroll on the beach...as near to the edge as I can go.”— Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)Seabeach amaranth, an annual plant, grows on the dunes of beaches along the Atlantic seaboard. More specifically it grows on barrier islands, which is what Fire Island...
Protecting Our Fine Feathered Friends
Each summer since 2004, 20 feet of beach, directly in front of the dunes, have been roped off to protect the nesting and breeding habitats of the Piping Plovers and the Least Terns, birds in danger for their survival.Although the area is roped off with only simple and flimsy...
Sail the Great South Bay
“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”— Seneca (Roman philosopher, 4 BC – AD 65)Separating Long Island (New York) from Fire Island Island (New York) the Great South Bay offers the perfect spot for sailing.
A sail boat.
Playing Croquet Can be So Gay
“So they left the subject and played croquet, which is a very good game for people who are annoyed with one another, giving many opportunities for venting rancor.”― Rose Macaulay (1881-1958, English writer)I have never seen anyone play this game of croquet on this...
Go Fly a Kite!
“Let’s go fly a kiteUp to the highest height!Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaringUp through the atmosphereUp where the air is clearOh, let’s go fly a kite!”— from “Mary Poppins” Written by Robert B. ShermanKite flying needs more strength and skill than one might...
Ball Toss on the Beach
Because most of the visitors to The Pines “throw like a girl,” it took a straight father and his son to show all on-lookers how it is done.
A baseball and gloves.
mannymiami's General Tip
Those little boardwalks that are all over Fire Island makes this place unique.
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