Welcome to Watch Hill

If you're looking for a quiet beach retreat, Watch Hill more than has you covered. No party houses, no rowdy bars: just you and the beautiful beach.

Watch Hill is run by the National Park Service as part of the Fire Island National Seashore. Because of this, construction on the land is just the necessities: store, restrooms, boardwalks, restaurant, and employee housing. To stay overnight, you better know someone with a sleeping cabin on their boat or be ready with your camping gear. Lifeguards are provided for a safe beach experience and local wildlife abounds in the pristine wilderness.

Camping at Watch Hill comes in two forms: tent campsites and wilderness camping. More information about both can be found through the National Park Service, where you can make reservations and obtain any necessary permits.

Whether you come for the day or camp out, be sure to enjoy the scenic nature trail that winds through the wilderness and along the water. Stop by the visitor center for more information on family programming as well.

Construction throughout 2017 gave Watch Hill a much needed facelift with state of the art marina facilities. Check back this summer for more information on updated concessions and marina contact information!

National Park Service (631) 687-4750

  Photo by Evan McGlone

Photo by Evan McGlone

Banner Photo by Nina Schilling