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Long Island Lighthouses: Discover Fire Island Lighthouse

Long Island - Fire Island Lighthouse
Summer is in full swing, and it's the perfect season to bring the kids out to explore the history and grandeur of Fire Island Lighthouse. Spending a day at the lighthouse is not only a fun-filled experience for the entire family but an educational one as well. Our real estate agents will be hard at work helping you find your new home, so you can rest easy and take a break from the house hunt while you discover one of the area's most fascinating attractions.

Explore Fire Island Lighthouse and More

Fire Island Lighthouse is located at the western point of Fire Island and is open to the public for tours and special events. For many visitors, the highlight of touring the lighthouse is climbing the tower, where you can look out upon a beautiful ocean vista from the barrier island. If you visit when the skies are clear, you'll likely be able to see the New York City skyline. Visitors are treated to several interactive areas in the Keeper's Quarters, detailing the importance of the landmark in local maritime history. Step inside the lighthouse keeper's daily routine, and learn just how demanding their way of life has been throughout history. See actual lenses that have been used in the lighthouse in the new Lens Building, and stop by the Boathouse where you'll find life-saving equipment and a surf boat on display.

Nature on Display

As part of the National Park Service, Fire Island offers visitors a diverse and beautiful span of nature to explore in addition to the lighthouse. There are plenty of open spaces to enjoy on the barrier island, and ranger-guided tours can be arranged to experience the seashore, forests, and salt marshes of Fire Island.

History on the Seashore

While visiting Fire Island Lighthouse, you'll discover its rich history and the important role it has played in keeping both travelers and sailors safe throughout the years. The current lighthouse was built in the mid-19th century, replacing an older, smaller version, and was lit for the first time in late 1858. The lighthouse played a crucial role in guiding ships into the New York Harbor as they arrived from Europe, often being the first visible landmark to immigrants on board, and was in service until 1973.

Adventure Awaits

Bring the family and discover the story and surroundings at Fire Island Lighthouse. Tours are available daily for a small admission fee. Be sure to stop by the gift shop before you leave for unique souvenirs that the kids will love.

To find the best selection of Suffolk County homes for sale, you need a trusted, experienced partner that knows the housing market well and focuses on your lifestyle preferences. Our real estate agents are excited to work with you and look forward to hearing from you soon. Contact us today for more information about the area and to discuss your real estate needs.


10 Best Things About Living on Long Island

Long Island 10 Best Things
We could go on and on about all the reasons why we think Long Island is special. Needless to say, we think it's a pretty great place to live. Our real estate agents are here with some of their favorite things about living on Long Island. 

Long Island Beaches

  1. There's always a beach nearly.
    It doesn't matter where on Long Island you live. There's always a great place to swim, surf, sunbathe and simply relax a few minutes away, from the popular Jones Beach State Park to the remote coastline of Fire Island National Seashore, and countless smaller and less famous beaches in between.

    Long Island Scenery
  2. The scenery is great all year round.
    From the blooming wildflowers of spring to crashing surf of summer and the vivid colors of fall, Long Island is a truly beautiful place to call home.

    Long Island Small Towns
  3. You're close to the city (but not too close).
    It's really great to be just a quick train ride away from New York City. Long Island offers quaint small towns, rolling landscapes, and secluded beaches, but New York City is always there when you need it.
  4. Farm-fresh produce is always readily available.
    Long Island is home to countless farms and farm markets, which means you and your family can eat the fresh bounty of the season year-round.

    Long Island Montauk Lighthouse
  5. Long Island has a rich history.
    From colonial times to the present, Long Island has a vibrant and storied past that is on display everywhere you look. Check out the Montauk Lighthouse (the first lighthouse in New York), or the St. James General Store, which has been continuously operating since 1857.

    Long Island North Fork
  6. It's becoming a wine and craft beer capital.
    Long Island's North Fork
    is known to local wine diehards as the Napa Valley of the east, and there are a lot of great vineyards in the Hamptons too. For craft beer fans, Long Island is home to a rapidly growing craft beer scene. Blue Point Brewing Company is probably the most famous brewery on the island, but there are new, smaller microbreweries springing up all the time.

    Long Island Huntington
  7. The towns are charming, friendly and thriving.
    There are dozens of small to medium-sized towns on Long Island with bustling little downtowns lined with unique, locally owned businesses. From Babylon to Huntington, and Greenport to Port Washington, Long Island's towns are endlessly welcoming.
  8. Long Island seafood is uncredible.
    Since Long Island is surrounded on three sides by water, it should come as no surprise our seafood restaurants are second to none.  You'll find no shortage of seafood restaurants serving the freshest catch our local fishermen bring in.
  9. It's super haunted.
    If you aren't into ghostbusting, you can just skip this part. Long Island is home to some of the most haunted sites in America, from the King's Park Psychiatric Center to the real-life "Amityville Horror" house. If paranormal activity isn't for you, these places are pretty easy to avoid. But if you're into haunted houses, let's just say you'll like it here.
  10. The bagels are the best around.
    Ask anyone who's been to Long Island where you can get the best bagel in America. You might get a lot of different answers, but they'll all be on Long Island.

Contact us today to learn more about life on Long Island. Whether you're a first-time home buyer looking for a starter home or an experienced homeowner searching for your next home, our Long Island real estate professionals are here to help you every step of the way.

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