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Sailors Haven is a quiet natural piece of heaven on Fire Island. Its National Seashore is wild and... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
New York City, New York
Nice, less crowded ocean beach alternative!

Mostly accessible via the Sayville ferries, Sailor's Haven is a nice, less crowded Ocean beach... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
Centerport, New York
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Fire Island, NY
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Sailors Haven is a quiet natural piece of heaven on Fire Island. Its National Seashore is wild and uncrowded. The sunken forest is an interesting diversion. You can walk on your own or take a guided tour with a park ranger. The marina is small,...More

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Mostly accessible via the Sayville ferries, Sailor's Haven is a nice, less crowded Ocean beach alternative to Smith's Point, Robert Moses or Jones Beach. We took the first ferry in the morning and were the first people on the beach. Lifegaurds came about an hour...More

Thank MPJensen68
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Small marina that is quiet in the evening. Short walking distance to beach/ocean, great little snack bar, ice cream and mini-mart. Friendly staff and a nice little National Park Service station too!

Thank Valerie R
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I have loved Sailor's Haven for over 30 years now. This National Seashore destination has a beautiful walk through the sunken forest of Fire Island. The beach is truly gorgeous. I love that this wonderful place has been left natural, unlike the small towns that...More

Thank mahomama59
Reviewed 3 September 2015

One must see this primoral Forest tucked in the heart of Fire Island. As you stroll the 2 mile Boardwalk ste a few feet above the floor of the forest, you will think you've stepped back in time to when the earth was new. Bring...More

1  Thank Ava J
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Great beach. Very clean water. Good for kids. Best place for family on Fire Island. Be ware of the bugs, sunken forest has lots of them! Very short walk from dock to the beach. Not much to offer at the food shack though. They run...More

1  Thank RiskBiz
Reviewed 22 July 2015

I’m thankful for Sailors’ Haven. Saying goodbye is tough, and as I go, I’m taking a couple important thoughts with me. I’ve learned and seen a lot here, and can’t afford to let myself forget anything. My energy, happiness, and overall well-being has been at...More

3  Thank IAmJenn
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Take the ferry from Sayville or go by your own boat (like I do) to visit this site. The beach is wide and the waves are fun. A free walking tour of the Sunken Forest is very interesting, It has Poison Ivy plants that look...More

1  Thank BayrunrOld
Reviewed 15 June 2015

This part of fire island is beautiful. The beach is clean, the sand it hot (of course). It is quiet and relaxing and it is not crowded like other beaches in New York are. Great place for a little mini family vacation for a few...More

Thank Linsey M
Reviewed 23 October 2014

I caught the ferry from Sayville and my first stop was the National Park Service Visitor Center. The park rangers were lovely - especially the one who helped me with the malfunctioning bottle of bug spray. I was surprised that the Visitors Center itself wasn't...More

1  Thank mumontour08
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5 June 2017|
Response from travelingNYfamily |
Yes, take the LIRR to the Sayville train station. From there you can taxi. There are usually Taxis waiting when the train arrives.
Rachel K
18 May 2017|
Response from travelingNYfamily |
Probably not, better off with Robert Mosses which you can drive to.