This is the hub of the western Fire Island universe. The larger of Fire Island’s two incorporated villages, Ocean Beach, has more of everything – houses, people, policeman, lifeguards, hotels, bars, restaurants – and even a movie house. Ocean Beach has an excellent nightlife while keeping its popular reputation of being a great family destination. This is what makes Ocean Beach a ‘must visit’ no matter where you stay on the Island.
Home to over a dozen restaurants and endless attractions such as sidewalk sales, live bands, numerous shops and boutiques, and more services than anywhere else on the island. Ocean Beach is truly the cosmopolitan center of Fire Island. For the ultimate seafood experience by the water or to just unwind and take in the charming atmosphere, Ocean Beach has it all.
A life guarded bay beach as well as an ocean and a private boat basin can also be found here. The village of Ocean Beach sponsors many cultural events throughout the summer months. The community has over 600 homes as well as several guesthouses.
There are two tennis courts, two basketball courts, a bay front playground, and a ball field. The large marina has long term, visitors, and Jet Ski docking.