Watch Hill Marina Fire Island National Seashore, NY

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One Bayberry Walk
Bayberry Dunes, NY 11772
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Check-out before 10:00 AM

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345 Reviews

by Doug S. - Verified user on Oct 25, 2023
Watchhill is a hidden gem! A great vacation spot for boaters and campers. The staff are all attentive and do a great job with the Marina, store, and the food truck and bar under the tent. Live music during daytime on weekends and DJ Saturday nights are great! Friends of Watchhill sponsor events throughout the summer. Looking forward to Simmer 2024!!

by charles c. - Verified user on Oct 14, 2023
Couldn't be better.great facilities.Great food selection.Great general store.Friendly and professional staff.Neat and clean.highly recommend !!

by Jessica D. - Verified user on Oct 11, 2023
This is our second season but the first time we had an issue, our BBQ regulator valve was stolen from us . A couple other people also had propane tanks stolen from them. The place is beautiful but LOCK UP your personal property. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay.

by Steven M. on Oct 11, 2023
Had a great weekend at watch hill Very clean nice marina I look forward to coming back next year definitely had a lot of fun Thank Dockmaster Steve.. For putting me in same row with my friends! Highly appreciated that..

by Karen B. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2023
We had a great time with family and friends celebrating Columbus Day weekend and my birthday. John and Steve are the best with accommodating your every need. Looking forward to our next visit.

by Scott G. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2023
Another great season at Watchhill.

by John A. - Verified user on Oct 09, 2023
The marina is great, assistance with docking is available if requested. Live music by two DJs was super and the give aways on Sunday nights could not be better. The management did a great job this past weekend.

by James S. - Verified user on Oct 09, 2023
A nice quiet beach, with friendly staff and rangers. The food truck that has great food options and a bar and often live music. The bathrooms are clean, but the showers could be updated.
Marina Response:
James, thank you for the review. Unfortunately we are not in control of the shower situation but letters to your Federal Parks Dept located in Patchouge may get solar water heaters talked about. Thank you, Dockmaster/Asst. GM Steve Pfeufer

by Sal A. - Verified user on Oct 09, 2023
mr steve and crew are awesome , always looking to help anyone. great attitudes from all... thanks steve awesome year being there........ sal accardi miss tina marie

by Rocco P. - Verified user on Oct 09, 2023
Great service as always by the staff!!

by Joseph G. - Verified user on Oct 09, 2023
It would be helpful if the Dockwa site showed 2023 rates instead of 2022 rates. Also, on the Watch hill site, it shows the cancellation policy for Sailor’s haven. The ineptitude of the Federal Government remains apparent since as of earlier this week the remains of the burned down restaurant show no signs of restoration or effective site clearing. I affirm the following: Watch Hill during the week is calm and peaceful. While the food truck in the sand is a surprisingly good choice, it's a shame that the Federal Government has been so lax in doing anything with the burned down restaurant space. It's an eyesore. The only minor complaint is that the Wi-Fi service is spotty at best, and the signal is not very strong. In an era that is so Wi-Fi dependent, they would best if the service was upgraded, since cell service and non-marina Wi-Fi is non-existent. The staff remain wonderful. Update October 2023: staff still great, total lack of progress by Park service or whoever is responsible for the physical structure is annoying, but consistent. Always good to go to the beach to look at rubble. Also, website was never updated to 2023 info.
Marina Response:
Hi Joe, sorry you had an issue with the GFI system but it may be worth figuring out why you have a ground fault. It protects life and property and it is worth fixing. We had at least one million dollar picnic boat with an arcing main wire in their panel and the feedback system picked it up. His box had severe burn marks and who knows what could have happened. NOTE that eventually all marinas will have to go with GFI protected systems to meet the National Electric Code. We can help you with a great ABYC electrician who can help you find the ground fault quickly and usually inexpensively. Call us at 631-597-6073. Also note that we now have self-service GFI breakers on each slip (two per pedestal) so no longer can one boater trip another. MOST boaters are doing great on our system and can have peace of mind that their boats are safe from ground faults. Only a small percentage of boats have an issue and once corrected perform as they should. All the best and we hope to see you back.

by James M. - Verified user on Oct 09, 2023
It is always a Great time at Watch Hill ! !

by Hector V. - Verified user on Oct 09, 2023
Absolutely awesome as usual

by Kelly C. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2023
Watch Hill was “Fintastic”! The staff is friendly and always helpful.There are new tables and chairs by the gift shop. The children’s park newly added by friends of Watch Hill funding is beautiful. Since it’s the end of the season the food truck wasnt open on the weekdays but the seashore is beautiful definitely worth the visit.

by john l. - Verified user on Oct 03, 2023
great day, nice place

by Charles S. - Verified user on Oct 02, 2023
Great staff we had a great time

by James H. - Verified user on Sep 17, 2023
PHENOMENAL!!!! Thank you Steve for securing a corner spot for me and my wife. (C13. Best spot in the house) the whole staff is second to none. Great job with the store upgrades. Everything you need is in stock. Can’t wait to come back !!!!!
Marina Response:
Thank you James. Always a pleasure

by KENNETH P. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2023
great ! Good food ,good people and great Dock Master

by Nicole B. - Verified user on Sep 11, 2023
Fantastic as always! Clean, quiet, friendly dock staff and wait staff at the restaurant, and great live music! We love Watch Hill and will continue to sing its praises for years to come!
Marina Response:
Thank you for the wonderful review Nicole

by David G. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
Wonderful marina. Clean and friendly.
Marina Response:
Thank you, DockMaster Steve

by Joseph R. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
Great place good people. Can’t wait until they build a new restaurant.

by Lois S. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
We had such a wonderful day at Watchill. The weather was perfect and the beach was beautiful. Loved it
Marina Response:
Thank you, DockMaster Steve

by Scott B. - Verified user on Sep 10, 2023
Beautiful location. Clean and friendly

by Anthony g. - Verified user on Sep 09, 2023
Beautiful place to visit

by Paul F. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2023
As always, a beautiful and restful location and stay. Steve and John and staff are excellent, very friendly, approachable and responsive, run operations efficiently and make the stay even more the pleasant. Paul & Shari Feuer

by Matthew B. - Verified user on Sep 08, 2023
The marina is great, the beach is beautiful, they need to do something about the flies and mosquitoes or the place will be inhospitable

by Paul L. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
We had an excellent day trip there , Thank you

by Frank S. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
As usual it was great !!

by Scott A. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2023
Marina was so friendly it was Very relaxing WiFi needs to be upgraded but otherwise it was a great time

by Kevin P. on Sep 06, 2023
Love watch hill! Family oriented, clean and just a great environment!

by Vanessa P. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2023
Love Watch Hill - great family location. Fun and peaceful vibe all at once. Just wish they could do something environmentally friendly to curb the mosquito and bugs. Labor Day weekend they were quite mild but started coming out Sunday into Monday and can understand how bad it would get in peak season.

by Lou R. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
What a great Marina. We had the best time. Well kept facility with plenty to do.

by Nicholas T. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
The stay was amazing, beach was great day and night, food truck was way better than I could have imagined, staff was very helpful, Grounds were very clean.Nothing else could be said, can’t wait to go back!

by Penelope B. - Verified user on Sep 04, 2023
Beautiful spot. Beautiful views. Clean marina. 2 separate weeks at watch hill and 4 other weekends this summer and all were absolutely incredible. Dock master Steve is wonderful. Food truck delicious. And it’s kept sooo clean!! Can’t wait for next Summer and hopefully another weekend in between now and then! THANK YOU FINS🌅🌅😎☀️🌅🌅
Marina Response:
Penelope, thank you so much for the review. We constantly strive to make the marina, campgrounds and food truck better with every week. Cant wait to see you next trip. Thank you, Dockmaster/Asst Gm Steve Pfeufer

by David T. on Sep 02, 2023
This was my first visit to Watch Hill since the 70s. We had tried to go to Davis Park which was full. I hailed Watch Hill on Channel 9 and got an immediate answer and a slip assignment with directions on how to find it. Steve, the dockmaster met us as we cruised in and assisted with the docking. He was very helpful with the Dock and Dine program and setting up my Dockwa account. The beach was a little chilly and almost deserted on this Tuesday before Labor Day Weekend, but beautiful never the less. The restaurant is decent and somewhat pricey. It cost $37 for a chicken sandwich and two milkshakes, but that saved a $67 docking fee, so well worth it. Service was somewhat on the slow side, but we were enjoying the stay and conversation with family. All in all, a great experience. We will be back. Thanks, Steve for all of you help!

by Paul S. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2023
The Dock Masters were OUTSTANDING!!!!

by Christina S. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2023
Beautiful stay beach is amazing! The staff and Dockmaster are excellent and accommodating. Marina was clean And well kept. Convenience store Is very well stocked with everything you need. Only down side were the mosquitoes, green flies and black flies. But life can’t be perfect lol. I still will be back:)

by Matt S. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2023
Bugs were unbearable at times.

by robert m. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2023
The stay at watch hill was ok but there was a storm Saturday night causing minor damage to my outdrives. we were pushed back against the dock and the outdrives and props had some damage. Sunday morning i spent doing some repairs and ended up leaving about 1 to 2 pm. this was after a $100. meal for four people at the food truck. i was surprised to find an additional days charge including a charge for electricity. The marina was not crowded so i was not taking any spot that could have been rented. Check out is normally 10 to 11 am so i stayed few hours fixing my boat. i signed up for two nights and i feel that i should not have been charged for a full day with electricity. im sure most people who come in for a day do not leave after only 2 or 3 hours. I feel i should have been informed that an extra days charge would be put on my credit card. I have been going to Watch hill and Sailors haven since 1969 when Annie was in charge. She was fair with a little extra time.
Marina Response:
Robert, I am sorry to hear about the damage to your boat. Did you inform anyone of the problem you had? We pride ourselves on being very accommodating to our guests. If you ever have an issue at Watch Hill please come to the Dockhouse and let us know. Thank you, DockMaster/ Asst GM Steve

by Dex m. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
Mike is the best, couldn't have a nicer and more helpful dock master. He is the best.
Marina Response:
Thank you for the kind review Dec but I’m not sure who Mike is, lol. Thank you again, DockMaster Steve

by Robert H. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
Great last weekend for the season at the beach...staff is awesome!! Some nights a bit buggier than others.

by michael o. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2023
Always good to stay at watch hill. It’s kept clean and orderly. Only complaint was my slip assignment. Not the best spot for my boat to tie up properly, and the bugs(although I know it’s out of their control). Nice place to go.

by ROBERT B. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2023
We had a great 3 night stay, Doug was very help full and went out of his way to make sure things were good. Will go back next year.

by RObyn B. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2023
All was great! Wish there was something to do about the mosquitos!!!

by ANA B. on Aug 27, 2023
We had a wonderful visit. Dockmaster John and dock gal made us feel welcomed! Will definitely come back!

by Bea P. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2023
Dock master Steve and John were welcoming and accommodating. Marina is well maintained. Food truck food is very good. General store so well stocked. Marina looks great, we had a wonderful stay! Thanks!

by David K. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2023
We loved our stay however the issue with the mosquitoes is a dealbreaker going forward this season . We took our dogs to the dog comfort area and we’re completely covered with mosquitoes. It’s not just a matter of being driven crazy but more so a health concern. Watch Hill is a beautiful marina and we are so fortunate to have it available to us but something needs to be done. Respectfully, Mary Donaghy Ocean Home

by richard S. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2023
Great marina, friendly staff

by Steve B. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2023
Fabulous destination with no highways, cars or crowds. The dockmasters and dock girls and boys are top notch. We will keep going back to this terrific facility and National Park. Many thanks to the staff.

by Robert v. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
Besides the mosquitos and flys watch hill was amazing. Bring ALL the deet if you stay here. The dock hands were great help. The store has a lot of necessities and the food truck food was good as well. We had a great stay. Nice large docks for you and your crew to hang out on. The people couldnt be nicer. The kids had a blast with the others around. We took advantage of a windy day to take a walk through the nature trails and experience the tranquility of the estuary. The only thing i would put on a wishlist is a hot shower but hey...thats life when roughing it. Just glad we had a place to rinse off. We will definitely be back

by John K. on Aug 24, 2023
Been going every year for 16 years. The staff is wonderful and always so accommodating.

by john t. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2023
Would have been 5, but one stall in men’s room was out of toilet paper for 2 days

by Daniel F. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
Excellent helpful staff. Clean grounds

by Joe b. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
Everyone we spoke to on the staff was amazingly pleasant and professing. ❤️❤️Loved the music at the food truck On Saturday night!!!

by Edward A. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2023
Although I love Watch Hill, the pump out is never operating AND no toilet paper in the men’s room? Understaffed? How long does it take to replenish toilet paper? Fix the damn pump out!!!!

by markus a. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
Our stay was wonderful as always!

by Peter M. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2023
The Marina looks great and the staff, dock master John , the reservationist Drew and the crew in the snack bar, couldn't have been more pleasant and accommodating. The weather held out and we had a great time this past weekend. We are looking forward to spending more getaways there this summer. Thanks again to all involved in getting this wonderful marina up and running again this summer. WELL DONE!!!!

by Brian M. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Docks, electric, and water all in very good condition. Bar and food trucks were very good. Live music and DJ was a nice touch. Boaters are very friendly. Steve, the dockmaster, is amazing. Only downside is the mosquitoes. We sprayed off, had thermacell burning and got bug repellent bracelets for kids and we felt like it did nothing. Will have to look for something better to use

by Kaitlyn W. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2023
Nice spot for a fun day trip with the family

by KEVIN H. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
Fantastic time- as usual. One of the best places on the entire island. Doug & the staff have done an incredible job bringing Watch Hill back to the most beautiful enjoyable place that it was years ago!!

by Joseph E. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
We had a great time on A land and at the beach.

by Mario G. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
Thank you once again to Steve the Dock Master for accommodating my boat when I arrived a day earlier than I booked even though I made a mistake with my dates. Great guy and very helpful. His staff were great to. The grounds are still as beautiful as last year, the store is amazingly stocked, the bar, bands , DJ and music was fun BUT the bathrooms and shower areas are still not very nice at all, don't look for any comfort there. They could do a better job there!!! The Beach is beautiful and all the pathways are newly renovated and easy to navigate.
Marina Response:
Mario, Thank you for the review. Please if you have any issues with bathroom or anything else for that matter please bring it to my attention. Keep in mind that the bathrooms and showers at the east pavilion are controlled by the parks dept. We only clean and repair the bathrooms by the marina. Thank you, Dockmaster/Asst GM Steve

by Jeff I. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2023
Good-Lacking on Entertainment for the weekend.
Marina Response:
Hey Jeff, we have a band play every Saturday and Dj every Saturday night. Sunday afternoon we had Bouy Band play. Sorry you missed it but thank you for the review, Dockmaster/Asst GM Steve

by Joetravaglia - Verified user on Aug 18, 2023
Great time... staff was helpful .... everything was clean. As always, great stay!!!

by Robert V. - Verified user on Aug 18, 2023
Staff great. Mosquitoes and weather forecast not so good.

by Joe O. - Verified user on Aug 17, 2023
Very nice pleasant staff very polite and friendly would recomend to anybody Glenn in store very friendly nice helpful

by David D. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
Excellent experience and will continue to make this our #1 boating destination.

by chris l. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023

by Lauren n. on Aug 16, 2023
Really beautiful, clean place and nice dock masters. The mosquitos were insanely horrible at night and community showers aren’t heated.

by Deborah B. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
Love Watch Hill Fire Island. Had a great time as usual!

by Gary K. - Verified user on Aug 16, 2023
Stay was good, however we had NO help when docking or leaving. I don’t know where the dock hands are that people are talking about in other reviews

by Brad H. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
It was an amazing stay largely due to the tremendous dockmaster’s!
Marina Response:
Yes we have a cancellation policy. It is posted on Dockwa. Thank you.

by Tricia K. - Verified user on Aug 15, 2023
Weekend was great…weather was perfect during the day and as usually Steve and crew were wonderful… Mark & Tricia

by Kendra H. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Brody was great getting us in! Watch Hill is the best. Just have to figure out how to get rid of the green flies & mosquitos. Lol

by Michael K. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Miss the restaurant

by Thomas K. - Verified user on Aug 14, 2023
Couldn't ask for more. Staff is super friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.

by Jarrett F. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2023
We just returned from an excellent week away at Watch Hill Marina! We have been coming there for years and will definitely visit again. We had to change our reservation - adding a day - because of weather. Some local marinas get very upset if you try to modify a reservation made months ago, but Watch Hill made it super easy, adjusting our reservation so we could arrive in safe conditions. The store is well-stocked, so if you forgot anything you should be good. And the food at the food truck is great - something tasty for the adults (shrimp tacos) and the kids (burgers and chicken fingers). Already looking forward to returning next year!

by Bruce M. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2023
Beautiful location, realistic rates, great staff and general calm "vibe" is why we keep coming back. Thanks to John and Steve for juggling slip assignments and reservations to keep all happy. The personal touch is rare these days. Also, many thanks to Steve who helped us through a medical emergency two weeks back. All well now but Steve was there when it counted to support us through our Med-Evac.

by George K. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2023
Flawless just not to happy with the seasonal slips one slip took 3 tables
Marina Response:
George, i am sorry for your issue with the tables. In the future i would be more than happy to help remedy the situation. Thank you, Dockmaster/Asst GM Steve Pfeufer

by Sean S. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2023
Staff was amazing!!! Food truck was great. Site was a little small but still a great time.
Marina Response:
Sean, thank you for the review and i will be sure to pass it along the food staff. Please message me thru Docwa and i will do everything i can to get you a larger slip next trip out. Thank you, Dockmaster/Asst. GM Steve Pfeufer

by Patrick J. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Our favorite getaway!

by Mike A. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Nice marina, helpful staff, good times

by William G. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
I couldn’t ask for more perfect day. Thank you!

by Frank V. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2023
Everything was great but we would appreciate hot water showers.

by Scott S. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2023
I had a maintenance issue with my electric, and John was awesome. Rest of his day was wonderful.

by Joffre M. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2023
Watch Hill is a rare gem . The marina. Staff was very helpful, polite, courteous, and they had to assist you. It’s a great experience loved every minute

by Kevin C. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
They ran out of 50ampx30amp adapters, other than that, everything was perfect

by Kevin M. - Verified user on Aug 02, 2023
Always have a great time at Watch Hill. We will be back in 2.5 weeks!

by Bob S. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2023
Outstanding Dockmaster Steve. Other staff friendly and competent.

by Wayne s. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Weather was great , north wind kept the bugs away ! Dock master very helpful. Food truck breakfast was great !

by John J. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
Always a good stay at WH. Dockmasters Steve and John always attentive to your needs. Great crew

by Luann K. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
America’s Boating Club held their District Rendezvous at Watch Hill. Steve and his team worked to keep boats docked near each other and helped make the weekend a success. Thanks for supporting America’s Boating Club District 3.

by Howard F. - Verified user on Jul 31, 2023
I have stayed at Watch Hill many times. The marina is well maintained.

by Paul R. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
Marina Response:
Generally only come out at dusk and dawn when no wind. We fired up the mosquito magnets. We sell bug spray just in case. We put in new stall partitions and will be painting and changing some fixtures.

by Tom C. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
The electric and water worked perfectly

by Cathy S. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2023
Amazing… even with the thunderstorms 😂

by Edwin R. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2023
The bugs were a major issue at the marina. We had green flyer and mosquitoes all aprons. Having said that, the marina itself was great. Good service and people.

by John F. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2023
Great experience. Staff was helpful and accommodating throughout.

by Rosetta S. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2023
My happy place. Never disappoints. Great fun 😎🥂👍

by Jill K. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2023
They make everything so easy. Marina is lovely and staff very helpful.

by Thomas F. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
Outstanding service. Dock hands outstanding service.

by Kim M. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
The marina is nice, and the staff is wonderful, but the bugs were ferocious. It made our stay unpleasant. We normally have a wonderful time. I guess it was because of the recent rain. The beach was beautiful, and we love all the friendly people. As soon as the sun went down, you had to escape to your boat to get away from the bugs. I would’ve liked to stayed up and socialize more, but that was impossible. If it was for the bugs, which I realize nobody can control, it would be five stars, except for the cold showers.
Marina Response:
Kim, Thank you for the review. Since we have no control of the bug situation maybe next time we can get a 5 star review for the Dock staff, Food Truck, Live entertainment, cleanliness, General store ect and we give the Parks Services a1 star for the bugs, lol. Thank you, Dockmaster/Asst GM Steve Pfeufer

by Brianna R. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
I enjoyed it so much! Not the first time here but I do wish they would have holes in the tables for umbrellas. Also was very upset after seeing one of the workers walking around yelling at everyone for nonsense even a little girl! It was almost as if he was just walking around looking for things to be rude to people about. He was not a ranger as he had a t-shirt on and hung out in front office and behind the bar often. Definitely a great staycation! Can’t wait to go back!
Marina Response:
Brianna, ask and you shall receive. We can arrange to have a table with an umbrella hole for you next visit. As for the employee please notify me so that i can remedy the situation. A better description would be helpful. Thank you, Dockmaster/Asst. GM Steve Pfeufer

by John S. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2023
Great place for families.Had a wonderful time.

by Thomas C. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2023
Absolutely amazing !! The staff was equally top notch .. my first time there as I’m new to the south shore. My family and I will be back for sure .. 5⚓️’s
Marina Response:
Thomas, thank you for the review. It is our pleasure to make your experience here at Watch Hill the best it can be. Thank you, Dockmaster/Asst. GM Steve Pfeufer

by Dave W. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2023
The marina is beautiful and the staff are great. It's the mosquitos that make it unbearable when the sun goes down.

by Walter D. on Jul 19, 2023
We had a Nice time - great food and drinks at Food truck - stayed for a week with few other boats - bit of a challenge getting boats together - but made it work - not having a dinghy dock is a major challenge- there is plenty of room so I’m not sure why it’s an issue - park rangers have too many rules

by john d. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2023
Another excellent stay for us at Watch Hill, we always have a great relaxing time here

by Suzanne O. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2023
The Dock Master, Steve, is awesome. He is always extremely helpful with anything you ask him about. PROBLEMS: It's terrible and makes it difficult for everyone that there is not a dingy dock. That is ridiculous for a Federal Marina of that size to not accommodate dingys.
Marina Response:
Hi Suzanne, thank you for the review. The dingy dock is in discussion. Unfortunately it’s not a concessioner rule but a parks rule. We are working on it. Thank you, DockMaster Steve

by Jay T. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2023
it is so peacefull and serene we had an amazing time and made new friends cant wait to go again

by Carolyn S. - Verified user on Jul 14, 2023
Everyone is so nice and helpful at marina. All of the staff are super friendly and fellow boaters were great! We had such a fun vacation . This is the perfect place to go to have fun and relax. Looking forward to coming back again.

by Eric L. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2023
Great weekend. Good music. Good food. Great staff

by Gina S. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
Easy check in and out. They leave you alone. Very peaceful during the week, a little busier on the weekends. Depending on where you’re docked, the showers and bathrooms could be far. Close convenient walk to the beach. It does get buggy. The only real downside is no dogs at the beach. Overall great stay will definitely come back.

by Frank P. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
Great time as always!

by Jim H. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
Just wish the power was not so sensitive. Kept tripping when I turned the AC on. Only marina it happens to me

by Alex V. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2023
Staff is friendly, food and drinks are good, nice protected docks. Always a great time at Watch Hill!

by Angela M. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2023
Amazing time over the 4th of July holiday! Great vibe as always. Updates to the store and the grounds were awesome. The playground is an amazing addition to our favorite summer destination! Thank you Steve & staff! 🇺🇸🇺🇸

by Carolynn H. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2023
Great place to spend the summer! Doug and Lee are awesome! Steve and John are the best! They make sure the marina is spotless and all boaters have a great time! Amazing crew of young kids working every day to make sure the boaters have ice and get into their dock space safely. The best marina for sure!!!!

by Paul G. - Verified user on Jul 06, 2023
It is our favorite place to stay, Staff is great always accommodating and friendly.

by Joseph J. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2023
5 days to much. No dingy dock tieing to front and getting on at 75 yrs old no good.

by Mike S. - Verified user on Jul 02, 2023
Awesome little get away! The staff were very welcoming and helpful. John and Drew went out of their way to share a few pointers since we are beginning boaters! The only thing make sure you have good bug spray as the mosquitoes love it there too! Definitely will be back!

by Joseph R. on Jun 23, 2023
Absolutely love staying at watch hill it is only our second year with a boat but we will be staying as much as possible this year

by Joseph A. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2023
Food truck ran out of French fries but did not adjust price of food that included fries. Also, advertise 15% off for stays of three days or more, but there was no such discount offered.

by George M. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2023
June 2020 ??? The stay was nice due to place and the people we were with. I requested a slip on D Land. I was assigned D Pier. No big deal, however, because the marina relocated poles, but did not relocate electric stations, at my slip the transom door lined up with not only an station but a large fire extinguisher station, making it difficult to get on or off the boat. One of my passengers did fall and was hurt while trying to get on the boat. In addition, a boat neighbor who apparently had a problem in his boat electrical system and couldn't hook up, was running his generator. Because of this, I asked the marina dockmaster for a different slip. He said he would get back to me. He never did. Fast forward to late evening, I refused to go to my cabin to sleep with the neighbor's genny running with the exhaust aimed at my boat. I brought this to the attention of Doug, the concessionaire, who eventually ran an extension cord to this neighbor's boat. When asked if the neighbor's genny would shut down during the night, Doug refused to say. I found myself insisting Doug to enforce his own marina rules of 'No Generator use in the marina. He refused. Fortunately, the generator was not started during the night. It's clear, Doug, as Manager of a marina, needs to educate himself on the dangers running any engine or generator with other boats nearby and familiarize himself with his own marina rules. As a senior member of the Great South Bay Power Squadron, I will be advising the Squadron to hold our events elsewhere until we see the marina is better managed. George Morrissey [email protected] June 2021 Very pleasant stay. Dock people were very helpful. Uneventful no generators running. June 2023 Again very pleasant stay. I want to thank the Dockmaster. We found ourselves under a Marine Weather Warning on our day of arrival. Calling the Dockmaster to inform him we will be unable to arrive that day due to the storms. He changed our arrival date to the next day and refunded the original arrival day. He also was able to give us a slip that we prefer. George

by ron a. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2023
Always great there! Beautiful place! Great staff!

by Matthew K. - Verified user on Jun 20, 2023
Good times and fun in the su

by Nick M. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2023
I think Watch Hill is one on the best places on Long Island. During the week you get that back to nature feel.

by Lou D. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2023
Nice, clean, friendly place to get away for a weekend. Will be returning for more stay cations.

by Jim P. on Jun 13, 2023
WH has been our favorite destination on the south shore for 40 years. Looking forward to the day when the restaurant reopens. Kudos to Steve for helping us secure reservations for our Aug. Cruise at WH and SH.

by William R. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2023
It was very nice except my hot water heater kept tripping the 50 amp breaker. Doesn't happen at my home marina on a 30 amp circut.
Marina Response:
William, you should have the hot water heater checked. At Watch Hill we have GFI breakers. If the breaker is tripping you most likely have a short in the hot water heater. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me thru the Dockwa message tab. Thank you, DockMaster Steve

by Steven P. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2023
Everything was great, marina was clean and all employees were helpful

by Diane B. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2023
Our stay was awesome, the marina is so clean and well kept and the staff are nice people. Entertainment was excellent and the food at the food truck was beyond delicious!! Love it there!

by Rodger H. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2023
The marina staff were very helpful & attentive. The marina was clean & Saturday’s live afternoon music was excellent.

by Lawrence M. - Verified user on Jun 11, 2023
Overall stay was good The slip cl 5 was too narrow for my boat. Tha poles were too far back. This made the use of bow lines impractical. Not enough space for a fender. We were banging all night When I requested to Be near our group I was told that section was full. But there’were several slips within that area that were open all weekend
Marina Response:
Hi Lawrence, sorry to hear you were unhappy with your stay. The slips you are referring to are taken by seasonal slip holders and are not available. In the future do not hesitate to come see me at the Dockhouse. Thank you, DockMaster Steve

by Lois M. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2023
Had a great Stay. Thanks Steve

by Steven P. - Verified user on Jun 01, 2023
Always have an enjoyable time with my family at Watch Hill, the staff is GREAT and courteous. I just wish the National Park Service would give the concessionaire the approvals to move forward with rebuilding of the restaurant and beverage services associated with such an establishment. Would be a definite upgrade to the current “food trucks”.

by Kenny H. on Jun 01, 2023
Great marina vibe!

by Volkmann on May 31, 2023
Great Marina, decent availability. However, was overcharged for a day rate, be sure to check your receipt. Staff was aware of error and issued credit accordingly.

by Bob S. - Verified user on May 30, 2023
Always a great time at Watch Hill!

by Paul M. - Verified user on May 30, 2023
Great way to kick off summer!

by Jeffrey L. - Verified user on May 29, 2023
Watch Hill marina is the best facility on Fire Island. The marina is very well designed and maintained

by Daniel G. - Verified user on May 29, 2023
Always a great time at Watch Hill

by Jennifer O. - Verified user on May 21, 2023
Another great weekend at Watch Hill! Can’t wait to come back again soon!

by Joseph C. on Oct 14, 2022
Want to give a thanks to the boys at watch hill Steve ,John ,Joe and the girls at the food truck my wife and I where there from 10/8 till 10/10 this was the first time for Columbus weekend being there we had a awesome time the weather was great and everyone was really enjoying them selfs looking forward for next year

by Joe O. on Oct 12, 2022
We arrived just before Columbus Day weekend, which is their last hurrah at the marina for the year. Had a fantastic weekend of food, music, and quiet walks on the endless beach. Do not miss this place, it's a gem. Staff is great, people super-friendly. Awesome facilities, and at a buck a foot off-season, can't beat it.

by Chris F. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2022
We stayed at Watch Hill from Friday 10/7 through Monday 10/10. The marina is in excellent shape with well kept, clean bathrooms and facilities. The staff was extremely concerned with our comfort and went out of their way to insure a comfortable weekend. The Friends of Watch Hill were very involved with the weekend and the Feastival on Sunday was awesome. The Watch Hill crew should be applauded in every possible way. We will definitely be planning to attend again next year!

by Andrew I. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2022
Fantastic weekend! The crew at Watch Hill really worked hard to make this Season ending party a success.

by Paul B. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2022
Stayed two nights…. Accommodations were better than expected.. Thank you Steve…. Thank you Joe… Would love to book Columbus Day Weekend again for next year…. Please let me know when that can be arranged!!

by Roger W. - Verified user on Oct 10, 2022
We had another great stay. Always fun

by Randy G. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2022
Wish I could've stayed longer! Watch Hill is one of the great destinations.

by ELY M. - Verified user on Sep 18, 2022
We had a great stay. The dockmaster staff was super attentive, the beach was excellent, and the neighbors were all friendly. Dinghies have to be kept at the bow of your boat and that makes all things dinghy difficult. Would be great if there could be an area to tie them all up

by Anthony D. on Sep 09, 2022
Great staff and clean marina. There is no restaurant there as it burn down some time ago… there is a food truck with a well stocked bar and live entertainment on the weekends with other activities well announced if you care to partake. Every time we go new friendships are made and we constantly look forward to our next trip back here….

by Louis m. on Sep 08, 2022
First time at Watch hill. Staff is so helpful, people are friendly and the beach is awesome. Found my new place.

by Michael S. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2022
Great time as always! John, Joe and Steve run a tight ship. Always willing to help you out. Fun music and good food.

by Don S. - Verified user on Sep 05, 2022
Another great week at Watch Hill. John, Steve and the whole crew do a great job in making sure people are comfortable and have everything they need for an enjoyable stay. We’ll see you soon.

by glen l. - Verified user on Aug 29, 2022
the dock is clean and well maintained the food truck is fantastic and even had live music saturday. it was great

by Joseph R. - Verified user on Aug 28, 2022
This was our first time there. Great place and great fellow boaters!!

by James B. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2022
Zero mosquitos this weekend👍👍. The band Buoy 34 was awesome. Great weekend with the family.

by Marissa P. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2022
The staff is accommodating and helpful. The restaurant was great and of course the beach is beautiful!

by Joseph D. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2022
We love staying here everyone is just so nice from Glen who doubles as the DJ to Joe who is always very friendly. We have been coming here since the late 70s and it’s changed so much mostly for the good. Food truck was great between the drinks and the food choices.

by Jack C. on Aug 23, 2022
The staff at Watch are great very courteous and helpful, all the boaters are friendly and everyone keeps the place very clean,

by joan m. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2022
loved it there! it is so breath taking when you are at the top of walk to the ocean. you can see everything- the ocean, fire island, the marina, the bay, and long island!!

by Joe W. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2022
This facility is the best marina on the South Shore of LI. It is clean, well maintained and friendly. The Dockmaster (John) was very accommodating. The food truck (while pricey) has amazing food and the woman working the counter (I never got her name) was just the best! She appears to really enjoy her job! I’m here again and the woman referenced in the above review is Merna! She deserves a lot of accolades!

by Randall K. - Verified user on Aug 22, 2022
Always an amazing time at Watch Hill

by Michael - Verified user on Aug 21, 2022
We loved it. We got a spot away from the music and the loudness. Love watch hill

by Jose M. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2022
First time staying here and all we can say is Great Marina, Great people, Great beach, Great Vibe!! Can’t wait to go back!!

by Douglas S. on Aug 01, 2022
With all of the five star reviews, We don't have to say much about how great Watch Hill Marina and their staff treat us. I personally think it's Fire Island's "Best Kept Secret". Although, the word is getting out quickly due to all of their great reviews. As far as the cold showers, thank god it's not winter and we can ALL use a good cold shower to get our blood pumping! Watch Hill marina is well protected with calm winds & waves for a relaxing time and easy sleeping. UNFORTUNATELY, the bugs like that too. ;) Oh well......We can put up with them for the consistently great stay we get. Yachtsea will be back!

by francine h. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2022
Sunday afternoon there was live music under the tent . Lots of fun.

by Marc R. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2022
this was our first sleepover on our boat. watch hill was great place to relax and unwind. everyone was friendly and happy to share their experiences. dockmasters were super friendly and helpful. food situation was a bit confusing and there was not great information on various web sites, or at least that i could find. while we were there food truck was only open 7-11 and 3-7 so make sure you prepare for lunches. bugs are ferocious so be sure to bring bug spray. cant wait to go back.

by Gary V. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2022
I've always liked Watch Hill. Nice staff and great location. The only downside is the bathroom/shower facilities haven't been upgraded for years.

by Frank I. - Verified user on Jul 26, 2022
Great crew headed up by Steve.....nice stay with other awesome boaters. Will be back again.

by Michael F. - Verified user on Jul 24, 2022
Excellent!!!! Had a great time as always!! Watch Hill is always spotless and laid out perfectly .. great people and everything you need and want.

by Jon s. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2022
Our entire stay was great, food trucks, beach and Staff were top notch. Both Dockmaster Steve & John were also super nice. Will definitely be back

by Joanne H. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2022
John, Joe, Steve, Charlie, and Glen bend over backward for all of us dock guests. Thanks for all you do! The beach is spectacular.

by Robert R. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2022
Always enjoy our family time at Watch Hill. Do not like slips on the pier, prefer land slips. Thank you for the land slip

by Christopher P. - Verified user on Jul 19, 2022
Great facility very nice place

by Carla S. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2022
Love this marina and it’s staff. We came in with a group of 10 boats. The staff tried their best to try to assign slips close to each other. We appreciate all the efforts.

by Gabrielle N. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2022
My only complaint would be the showers. Other than that my family and I had a great time. Great entertainment at the food truck. The food was great as well. We loved the nature trail.

by Stephen Y. - Verified user on Jul 16, 2022
Nice relaxing marina - nice amenities and beautiful beach on the ocean

by marc s. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2022
Excellent experience as always. Everyday they are doing something else to improve on what they already have

by Robert Z. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2022
Steve and the entire staff were fantastic. All are Service orientated. Trash cans were consistently emptied and bathrooms stocked accordingly. Was very satisfied with our stay.

by John O. - Verified user on Jul 11, 2022
Loved it! Nice and clean. Very friendly staff Had a great day

by alex b. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2022
Very nice, peaceful , close to bay and beach , secluded

by Prudence G. - Verified user on Jul 10, 2022
We absolutely love Watch Hill Marina. It’s so beautiful and we love staying there for the day. The employees are so helpful when we arrive. The bar and food concessions are great too. Love the decking that’s not wood. So nice to walk on. Bathrooms are ALWAYS clean. Store is nice too. We don’t go anywhere else. Thank you.

by Hal G. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2022
Joe, Steve, John, Emma and the rest of the crew do an awesome job! Nice place, friendly people, great vibe, safe marina. See ya soon.....

by Anonymous - Verified user on Jul 01, 2022
Great marina, great people.. will go back for sure..

by Chris S. - Verified user on Jun 28, 2022
Great place. Nice and relaxing and quiet at night

by Frank L. - Verified user on Jun 28, 2022
Very clean great atmosphere

by james p. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2022
plenty of sun no bugs

by Sean M. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2022
Absolutely beautiful marina and great staff. Loved the food truck and entertainment. Can't wait to go back!

by Robert G. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2022
Nice, quite and relaxing…. the staff is always accommodating and helpful…makes for a great weekend

by Michael R. - Verified user on Jun 26, 2022
Great place to stay, feels like I'm away on vacation in some tropical paradise. Steve is the best dockmaster you could ask for and Joe is running the place like a beautiful resort. Thanks guys for making our stay so enjoyable.

by Terri S. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2022
Beautiful marina. Staff very friendly.

by Christopher P. - Verified user on Jun 12, 2022
Always great. Fantastic location

by Kevin C. - Verified user on Jun 05, 2022
Very easy. Employee met us at check in and then assisted with tie off at the bow

by Michael L. - Verified user on May 23, 2022
Beautiful marina. Very accommodating

by Charles G. - Verified user on May 23, 2022
Very nice facility with a friendly staff.

by Steven G. - Verified user on Oct 14, 2021
Great as always been going there since the 70s it is difficult to compare then and now but this is a small part of Heaven!!!

by Susan M. - Verified user on Oct 13, 2021
It was a pleasure to come back to Watch Hill! I had been a frequent boater there for 35 years - then the renovations started and it was closed for a couple of years. My only issue was that the slip was way too narrow for my sailboat. I used fender boards as any other fenders wouldn't have fit. Still, the staff were great, the bathrooms were clean, and I had a great week!!

by Edmondo D. - Verified user on Oct 13, 2021
Great Marina! Very friendly and helpful staff. Great environment for friends and family. A+++

by Paul F. - Verified user on Oct 12, 2021
Our favorite place and destination for many years. Steve, Joe and staff are extremely accommodating and operate professionally. Kudos to Doug and Lee and their family for what they have developed here. Always enjoyable, relaxing and with good friends. Paul & Shari

by David K. - Verified user on Oct 05, 2021
As a long time boater that has gone to watch hill for over 25 years I must say things have changed from the past. A lot for the better and some not so. It is a shame that the restaurant burned down. The people are as friendly as always. But the lack of common courtesy to your neighbor boater who is there to enjoy the fresh air and relax from the stressful work week, just is not there. We who are non smokers had to put up with being down wind of cigarette and cigar smoke the entire weekend. This just does not seem right in a public place and a Federal property. Maybe the management can set smoking areas far from the boat docks. This is fire hazard as ashes can fly in the wind and start a fire especially with all the alcohol being consumed making it careless of the people smoking near boats, fuel, vapors, and not to mention kids playing near by. I am for the rights of all. As long as each of us have their right to breath clean air.

by James H. - Verified user on Oct 03, 2021
Awesome time, great food, dj and awesome neighbors! Great way to spend an early October weekend!

by Robert A. - Verified user on Sep 30, 2021
The marina staff is / are very nice. The marina is large and in good repair. Boaters that go there are friendly. What keeps it from being 5-stars, A. Shoaling in the approach channel. B. The restaurant burned down. They're working out of a food truck and tents, which is understandable until the restaurant is rebuilt. C. The Mosquitos are robust. D. The billing can be "glitchy" when you make changes. All of these are fixable except probably "C" as the bugs call this place home, long before people came to F.I.

by William P. - Verified user on Sep 27, 2021
As much as the food truck improves, we still miss the restaurant/bar. However, the weather & our slip assignment certainly made it a 5 star visit. Sat. was a weather perfect day. Sun. was pretty windy, but still another beautiful sunny day. Hoping for the same next weekend which we booked before leaving. Bill

by John C. on Sep 22, 2021
Marina was great wish the restaurant was open but nice great location

by Maura B. - Verified user on Sep 20, 2021
Had a wonderful weekend in Watch Hill. The marina is beautiful, the slips are great. Food truck great, entertainment great. We also had perfect beach days. We always love boating to Watch Hill.

by Robert B. - Verified user on Sep 19, 2021
Excellent stay at Watch Hill. Marina is quiet with a great family atmosphere. Staff are extremely helpful and the food truck/bar was good. It does get a bit rough on the A side with a stiff wind from the north.

by Robert H. - Verified user on Sep 14, 2021
Excellent time good social distancing very relaxing it was great Great excellent

by gary m. - Verified user on Sep 12, 2021
Akways a great place to visit

by LISA F. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2021
We thought Watch Hill was great - our only complaint is that the showers were filthy and we could not use them. We were told that the showers are not managed by Watch Hill. In addition, the restaurant that burned down years ago is still standing and it's an eyesore. DJ was fun and the grounds are beautiful.

by John H. - Verified user on Sep 06, 2021
Fellow boaters are always willing to hill staff always a pleasure

by Robert Z. on Sep 01, 2021
Spent a couple of nights there for the first time since I was a kid. I absolutely loved it. Brought back so many great memories. My only complaint is that the showers are exactly the same as they were in the 70s-80s. It would be great if they were updated so there would be hot water, clean & usable.

by Jeffrey F. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2021
As always, great service, helpful crew, and beautiful beaches! We love to food trucks, but we are looking forward to having the restaurant and bar back next year!

by Dennis W. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2021
slip was available on time/ i travel 6 hours to get there Bugs were as usual, I wished it was back to normal music, resturant etc

by Preston T. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2021
We stayed 20 days, and had a wonderful time. Highly recommend staying. We will return for sure.

by Lori w. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2021
I love love watch hill. On this occasion I didnt enjoy hearing loud base from a dj till 11pm. So if you dont want to hear it request a slip away from food truck tikki bar and music. Otherwise great place

by James J. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2021
Dock master, Steve, and his crew were very accommodating and attentive.

by Jeff S. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2021
Nice marina. Good amenities. Shower area needs a little help. Tried to contact dockmaster by phone and Channel 9 as we were arriving with no answer. It was a busy day because of pending storm and many calls with cancellations, but there were many staff that could have eased the way. All in all a good experience.

by Steve D. - Verified user on Aug 21, 2021
Great times! Steve dock master was very helpful, had little problem with my dockside electric when we arrived Steve cam over checked out few things and we were able to solve the problem. Thanks Steve. Place was clean, everybody was friendly. When you get hungry food truck - bar very good. Live entertainment was great while play corn hole. Great place to stay over or just spend the day.

by Michael M. on Aug 12, 2021
Watch hill is by far my favorite place to go. The staff becomes family and they go out of their way to make you feel a part of it. The property is clean, Glenn does an amazing job with the store, the food is better than any other marina I've been to and Steve is the bomb! He goes out of his way to make things right, the best by far... A great place to spend time and make memories!

by Joseph C. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2021
Great time as always staying at Watch Hill FI. We've been visiting this location for years and love the beach and marina. Staff are great and thank you to Steve for helping with docking us in the area we requested. Love the updated look to the general store with so many more options, shirts and sweats. Marina keeps improving. Hoping restaurant returns in the future.

by Anthony A. - Verified user on Aug 09, 2021
Excellent, had a wonderful relaxing time

by Mark M. - Verified user on Aug 08, 2021
Great place to stay. The marina has an excellent design and very well maintained. The food truck is excellent. They had a DJ last night and a plywood dance floor. The general store has everything you’ll need and the beach was beautiful. Great place to stay.

by Brian d. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2021
Restaurant was closed from the fire last season, but the food truck was very good. The store had a lot more items this year which saved us a walk to Davis. Always a great time.

by Herbert D. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2021
Our Family had another enjoyable time at our favorite ‘Watch Hill’ Marina. The weather held up and Steve was great with our reservation changes. His attentive staff was friendly and focused. Our biggest ‘Wish’ is that the bathrooms were upgraded so one could shower off without freezing to death. Hey Guys, if you added solar panels to heat up the shower water, it would make the docking and camping stay a lot more CIVILIZED! But the National Park Service is in charge of that and they are slow to do anything with infrastructure. A big example of that is the burned out shell of the Whalehouse Point Restaurant and bar still sitting boarded up after almost 2 years. I guess, due to COVID and legal battles, it will be another few years before it returns to full service so our Second ‘Wish’ is better food options. In the meantime I would give the concessionaire and their hard working, friendly staff great credit in trying to run all of the food offered for hundreds of people from a Single Food Truck and tent and even make it a fun event with live entertainment. The menus and drinks are Not up to the standards of such a fine Marina with great docks and pristine, uncrowded beaches but it’s better than bringing your own ‘peanut butter sandwiches’ LOL! The little store is well stocked and open late, so now worries!! Thank you Watch Hill for a great vacation! We will be back!!!! FYI - Make reservations in advance on the Dockwa App. It fills up fast! Oh and DO BRING repellent. Those little flying suckers are still out there ready to eat you!

by Jonathan F. - Verified user on Aug 01, 2021
We love Watch Hill. Great communication. Love reserving our bulkhead slip. Clean facilities and welcoming crew! Steve is awesome A+++. See you soon.

by Melissa S. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2021
Smooth sailing right from the beginning. Easy to book our reservation, fun weekend activities for the kids, and dolphins! Great family vacation.

by Brian C. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2021
Very nice, clean, staff was friendly, knowledge and made sure that our stay was comfortable. Only thing which could be improve would be the restaurant which burnt down. I believe this was 2 years ago and still no construction. There is a food truck but basically Hamburg and hot dog, However, it's only a 20 minute which to Davison Park where there is a nice restaurant "Casino".

by JJ L. - Verified user on Jul 23, 2021
Always a great place to dock and spend time!

by Frank J. - Verified user on Jul 18, 2021
The Watch Hill grounds were well kept and clean

by Barry G. - Verified user on Jul 12, 2021
As always, the staff here could not be more accommodating! Beautiful natural setting, fabulous beach, food, music and drinks. What more can you ask for?

by Anthony - Verified user on Jul 06, 2021
Family and dog-friendly, great beach. Attentive staff, constantly emptying garbage and keeping everything running smoothly. Food truck, Ships Store, and bar were an added benefit

by Larry G. on Jul 05, 2021
JOHN AND CREW, Thank you for everything. Hopefully we will see you soon.

by David E. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2021
Gets better and better every trip :)

by Victoria B. - Verified user on Jul 05, 2021
Thank you Steve, John and everyone for a great boating year! the Victoria Ann will see you again soon

by Steve B. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2021
Frequent visitors. Love it Great wifi. Food is excellent at the food truck. Never disappointed.

by Christopher S. - Verified user on Jun 22, 2021
New concessionaire is doing great. Bar and restaurant were great. As usual - mosquitoes were tough. But still a fabulous spot!

by Bonnie A. - Verified user on Jun 21, 2021
It was a quite lovely stay. The food truck/bar in the sand worked out very well.

by Marshall F. on Jun 15, 2021
This beautiful location is a great draw, even for a sailboat with a 5.5 ft draft. The staff is friendly and helpful. We got our favorite slip two years in a row. The food truck and bar in the sand are great. The small shop store is well stocked. Great board walks and black. The shallow channel seems to be shoaling due to lack of maintenance. Be careful.

by joanne b. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2021
Always amazing at Watch Hill! Our favorite place.

by Jason R. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2021
The entire experience was effortless. The dock master was there to great us and direct us to our slip. The marina is immaculate and welcoming. We will be spending many days here this summer. Great experience.

by Andrew M. - Verified user on Jun 06, 2021
Can’t beat this place.

by Debra H. - Verified user on Jun 01, 2021
Dock Master John and all the crew always there to help. Doug and Lee so nice.

by Lee C. - Verified user on Oct 15, 2020
Beautiful natural spot. Sunrise at the ocean is priceless. The nature trail is without mosquitos this time of year! Dockwa makes it so easy to reserve a slip.

by Katie M. - Verified user on Oct 12, 2020
Everything this season has been amazing! The music was awesome this year and the staff is awash incredible. My three boys love coming here. Thank you for for all the work you guys did to make the last boating weekend of the summer amazing!! See you next year

by Michael R. - Verified user on Oct 12, 2020
We spent several extended weekends at Watch Hill this summer and every week end was exceptional. Doug and his team deserve alot of credit for their ingenuity and hard work. Last summer they had already introduced so many improvements to marina operations only to be set back by a fire at the restaurant at the end of last season and then the restrictions put in place due to Covid this year. John, the dockmaster goes out of his way to accomodate slip reservations and preferences which is not easy. They served breakfast lunch and dinner by way of a Food Truck and introduced outdoor dining. They brought in entertainment on weekends during the afternoon and a DJ at night. They show their appreciation to their customers and don't take it for granted. We look forward to another great season next year. Foolin Around II

by Jennifer O. - Verified user on Oct 12, 2020
We had another great stay at Watch Hill. The facility is so nice. We’ll be back!

by Fran C. - Verified user on Oct 11, 2020
The staff and marina are wonderful. We were very concerned about the disregard for CDC guidelines by patrons especially the traditional large end of season party with no masks and social distancing even with federal rangers visible. Otherwise WH is a five star marina.

by Chris L. - Verified user on Oct 04, 2020
Place looks great. It’s well-managed. Everyone respecting social distancing guidelines. I haven’t been here in many years and happy to have returned.

by Tom P. - Verified user on Sep 30, 2020
Great place! Very clean, walked the conservation trail which is amazing, staff is very helpful, food truck also great! wonderful view of the sunset on the bay side and sun rise on the ocean side. Only complaint is there is no hot water for the showers. The Federal Government which is responsible for that, needs to get that fixed.

by Robert S. - Verified user on Sep 28, 2020
It was an amazing experience... the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. A lot to do and Especially since it’s post season. Great time !!

by Christopher C. - Verified user on Sep 28, 2020
Were only going to stay 1 day...neighbors made us feel so welcome that we blew off our commitments and plans for the rest of the weekend and extended our stay. Beautiful nature and beaches, friendly & helpful staff...great place to spend a weekend+...

by Joseph D. - Verified user on Sep 28, 2020
Great time staff were all friendly

by Ann V. - Verified user on Sep 17, 2020
I love this place. Been coming for over 30 years. Due to circumstances I haven’t been here since they “upgraded” the electric service. In a word it’s terrible. The GFI breakers keep tripping. Can’t use my AC and it’s not just our boat. Every boat that came in during my stay experienced the same thing. If this doesn’t get corrected I will not return especially during the summer when AC is a must.

by Christopher P. - Verified user on Sep 15, 2020
Watch Hill is like a tropical paradise. The family and I love this place. Was going for the day and turned into a sleep over. This will be my gobto spot all next summer

by Dianik - Verified user on Sep 13, 2020
The DJ you hired to play music on 9/12 was outstanding!!!! I've never had this much fun in my life!! I literally danced from 12n through 10pm. My friends and I had a blast. Not to mention the food that was sold from the food truck was even better than going to the restaurant. The staff works their butts off and made sure we were happy and satisfied.

by Paul W. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2020
Love Watch Hill during the week when its not so crazy.

by Matt M. - Verified user on Sep 13, 2020
Got the great slip I asked for. App would not let me indicate that we were going to leave the same day we came. Don’t get that.

by Anonymous - Verified user on Sep 08, 2020
We had a great Labor Day Weekend, Weather was perfect . Nice music all weekend . Great Staff

by Jennifer P. - Verified user on Sep 07, 2020
Love love love Watch Hill ❤️

by Karl D. - Verified user on Sep 01, 2020
Great place!! The staff was OUTSTANDING! From the eager, enthusiastic young men who helped me to tie up to the office staff who were more than accommodating when they realized my electrical connection was not going to work in the slip they assigned me. The place is spotless and in spite of the fire that destroyed the restaurant there, they brought in a food truck which has excellent food to boot! I will be returning!

by Tej-Preet S. - Verified user on Aug 30, 2020
Had a great time!! Would do again!!

by Anthony s. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2020
Very nice stay, bathrooms need to be cleaner

by Elisabeth T. - Verified user on Aug 24, 2020
Great day at Watch Hill. Beautiful, large marina. Live music and food and drink at food truck. Nice boardwalks all over to explore and hit the beach. Brought back memories when we use to camp in tents there. Can still do that or glamping! Beautiful beAch for swim. Will come again by boat for sure!

by John e. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2020
Quiet, beautiful, peaceful, tranquil. Fun DJ night, would love to come back

by Howard F. on Aug 12, 2020
Watch Hill is a great value for staying on fire island. The marina employees are helpful and will tie you up when you pull in. It would be helpful when docking if they monitored the marine radio. The bugs are not bad this year. The only complaint I have is the showers are always ice cold.

by Carl c. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2020
Finally music is back at WH. DJ Saturday night, and live music Sunday afternoon. If you don't want to hear the DJ on Saturday night, stay on A or B docs. The only downside, there only allowing one person at a time in the restrooms (could have a long wait). The restrooms still need updating, and there is still no spraying for bugs. But the people are nice, and it's still an enjoyable place to stay.

by Ronald P. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2020
awesome, loved it, great time

by Billy F. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2020
Toilet paper ran out, $12 for an egg sandwich, really? Other than that, good first experience. Thx!

by Theresa J. - Verified user on Aug 03, 2020
Always a good time at Watch Hill. Friendly dock master & staff

by Anonymous - Verified user on Jul 28, 2020
electric did not work at our slip-had to run cord to the next slip over:(

by Sergio S. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2020
Excellent place and excellent staff. The only down is the restaurant not working, should be rebuilt ASAP.

by Charles W. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2020
The marina is very nice and well protected. The local store had anything we needed but was a little pricey. A bag of ice was $500 and should have been 1/2 that. Two downsides. I was told repeatedly they were warm showers when they are not. Very cold. The other is the power. Why there is no 30amp power I don't know. Why they do not sell or rent converters, I don't know. BE PREPARED.

by Kateri V. - Verified user on Jul 27, 2020
The staff is always very friendly and helpful! Thanks for a wonderful family day. Four stars because bathrooms need a bit more attention.

by Bruce H. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2020
Great marina. Power issues, but was handled. Dock hands very helpful. Issues with slip assignments being changed after I booked and confirmed. But they dock master made arrangements and had another slip for me when I arrived. It’s always a wonderful relaxing time.

by Robert S. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2020
Food truck was not open till 7pm as advertised. We unfortunately were only planning on eating there since that’s was the only option and we didn’t bring any dinner food. They closed the truck at 5pm, worker said it was because there wasn’t enough business that night. We then didn’t stay the night and moved the boat to Davis so we can get some food

by Edward K. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2020
Great stay. Slip request couldn’t be granted because marina was full. However we were given a very decent spot. I’ve had better communication from other marinas regarding confirmation and slip assignment. But this all worked out great.

by Michael S. - Verified user on Jul 17, 2020
Always a great time for the whole family at Watch Hill! Doug and his crew do a great job making you feel welcome. The general store is much improved this year with a great selection of goods. Our only complaint is that the bathrooms could use some updating.

by Stephen P. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2020
"A" Dock, slip #9. Great marina. Docks are beautiful, all amenities are clean and well cared for. Dock hands are super-professional. There is a food tent and alcohol if interested. Live music. The nature walks are outstanding and the beach is perfect. We took the short walk, along the beach to Davis Park to visit the Casino Restaurant and have a "Rocket Fuel." Side note: Yes, there are mosquitos and horse flies at Watch Hill. They are present at dusk and very early dawn. But don't worry, even the slightest breeze keeps them at bay. Spray on a little repellent and you're fine. We hardly noticed them. The Watch Hill experience over all? On a scale of 1 to 10? An 11. We will absolutely return.

by Andrew B. - Verified user on Jul 09, 2020
Great place to stay, the staff was very accommodating to whatever we needed. We will most definitely be going back!

by Michael B. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2020
We LOVE Watch Hill The staff is Awesome and they keep the marina in excellent condition Thanks Doug, John and Staff. Michael & Janet. (Grey Goose)

by Kathleen F. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2020
It was great except for the mosquitoes. They were really bad. I don’t think we will be back because of that.

by Joseph L. - Verified user on Jun 28, 2020
Dock staff great,food truck food very good,best lobster roll I've had in long time

by AJ S. - Verified user on Jun 23, 2020
Loved the atmosphere at the marina and the beach. Staff was very helpful and facilities were clean. A little disappointed that there was no restaurant open. Also the mosquito's at sundown were unbearable. Other than that I would recommend to family and friends. I will be adding Watch Hill to the list of future destination.

by Robert K. - Verified user on Jun 16, 2020
Friendly arrival staff and easy transition to docking area. Snack bar will not be open through 2020 so provision in.
Marina Response:
Thanks for the great review! CLARIFICATION -- The FOOD TRUCK will be OPEN SOON and the BAR TENT in a few weeks. Will will announce on @loveFINS social media and via email newsletter at Delays are due to COVID-19. Update: June 15, 2020.

by Mike M. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2020
A great marina. New concessionaire is doing a great job.

by Keith H. - Verified user on Jun 14, 2020
Great place to stay... clean, quiet and fun. The dock hands RAN to my boat as I was pulling in and helped tie me off with precision... courteous and respectful. We’ll be back there often.

by John Z. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2020
very nice stay no issues

by Karen M. - Verified user on Jun 09, 2020
Watch Hill is a beautiful place. Steve was very helpful and patient discussing slip options with me since I have some health issues that require some consideration.

by Robert K. - Verified user on Jun 07, 2020
Great family marina

by Thomas D. - Verified user on Jun 02, 2020
John & his dock hands are right on their game. Help is there if needed. The staff is welcoming & friendly. Tom The Kitty Whooo These guys are doing an incredible job under some very different circumstances. Great time this past weekend. Tom The Kitty Whooo

by Edgar M. - Verified user on May 27, 2020
Stay was awesome, everyone at the marina was excellent, very helpful. Steve was an absolute gentleman.

by Nicole D. - Verified user on May 26, 2020
Luv watch hill love doug and his family they work so hard to accommodate all of us !

by Robyn S. - Verified user on May 26, 2020
Great place, excellent dockmaster & staff. Well run & clean. Beautiful location.

by ROBERT M. - Verified user on May 26, 2020
Dockmaster was fantastic

by Todd F. - Verified user on May 26, 2020
Thank You Watch Hill, what a perfect change of scenery. The perfect place to Social Distance while on the water. The staff wiped down all common areas several times a day. Felt very safe

by Anonymous on Feb 13, 2020
Love Watch Hill! The updates are fanstatic and the location can't be beat. We will be back

by Anonymous - Verified user on Sep 09, 2019
First time there - very nice facilities- we had a good lunch at the restaurant.

by Kelly P. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2019
This labor day weekend was wonderful Doug is doing a great job with the marina. Our stay was amazing, we love it there and the dock master John is a great person he always is there ready to help out and the team of people he has working for him are great. We can't wait to return...

by StevenandCecilia - Verified user on Sep 03, 2019
Excellent. Staff came out to help us dock. They walked around over the weekend asking if we needed ice. The restaurant staff is welcoming and professional. Chef Al offers a tasty menu. We love Watch Hill.

by Robert M. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2019
Excellent trip with all 18 of us going to a very good dinner at the Whale House. John and Anthony did a great job of keeping us in slip B7 - you can let Aiden know we fit there very well - so we could be near our cruising friends - even with the wind. DJ/guitarist was great on Sun PM.

by Robert C. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2019
The weather was great. the staff was even better. had visitors come and we had dinner at the restaurant . Lots of fun. small electric problem, but manageable. See you next year

by Mark E. - Verified user on Aug 26, 2019
docks and facilities met my expectations. People at restaurant were very accommodating and we had a very good experience. Negatives include, the lack of wifi. I need to keep in touch with my business, even when I'm away. Lack of wifi makes this difficult and stops me from spending more time at Watch Hill. The other major negative was the mosquitos. More needs to be done to control them. We were unable to spend much time on the deck due to the constant onslaught of the bugs. I was upset when I learned that a girl scout offered to donate bat houses as her badge project, and they were refused. Bats might be a good start to the control of the insects. Please reconsider. the addition of bat houses does not affect the natural order of Watch Hill and could help.

by Donald Z. - Verified user on Aug 25, 2019
Excellent. John the Marina Dock master. Is very helpful. The marina is well kept and very scenic

by Jennifer B. - Verified user on Aug 23, 2019
We really enjoyed our stay. The bathrooms were clean, the restaurant was very good as well. We came for lunch, dessert, after dinner drinks. We got to enjoy movie night on Thursday night. We came mid-week Tuesday- Friday to escape the crowds. My family really enjoyed this marina compared to other parts of Fire Island and other marinas Because the docks and facilities were newly updated (after Superstorm Sandy) and because it was quiet, peaceful and the park itself was left undeveloped and natural so we could enjoy more of the beach and wildlife. The teenage dock staff were left on duty midweek and were a bit disorganized. We pretty much handled the docking ourselves.

by Anonymous - Verified user on Aug 20, 2019
The place is so peaceful and the staff so friendly plus we learned about the park from the Park Rangers. I would highly recommend this marina & park to everyone!

by lynn y. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2019
Awesome time we will be back Beautiful beach

by Peter K. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2019
Great weekend, perfect weather. Plenty of friendly people

by Richard G. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2019
Dockhand met us at our reserved slip and had an electrical adapter ready for us . Breezy conditions so no mosquitoes . Had a great rum punch at the outdoor bar to live music and a lobster roll the next day for lunch at the restaurant. Add in the ocean beach just over the boardwalk plus wildlife and it makes for a great weekend.

by anthony p. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2019
Restaurant staff was very friendly and responsive, food was ok, would have liked a little more variety, marina is great but could not deal with the mosquitos. Would be there 2-3 times a month if they got the bugs under control. I am retired and live in Moriches and boat over to Westhampton Beach every week during the summer.

by Thomas E. - Verified user on Aug 04, 2019
Friendly people, nicely slower paced environment, plenty of natural surroundings and wild animal life.

by Warren G. - Verified user on Jul 29, 2019
Excellent stay! Everyone was accommodating! Doug, Tom, Bobby and staff were incredible! Great tours by the park rangers. This National Seashore park/marina is a real gem. Way under under utilized!! Definitely returning!

by Anthony B. - Verified user on Jul 28, 2019
Great service and the personnel are very friendly and helpful. We love the family atmosphere.

by George k. - Verified user on Jul 25, 2019
Had the right slip for our boat,park rangers very friendly.Will return there soon.

by LORRAINE A. - Verified user on Jul 15, 2019
We have been "regulars" at Watch Hill for many years. We love the atmosphere here and usually spend all day at the beach. The new owners have brought many improvements including assistance docking, "glamping" and clean bathrooms. However, the mosquito problem remains and actually seems worse. I know there is not much that can be done since it is federal land, but, this must be a health hazard!

by Stephen E. - Verified user on Jul 13, 2019
The only complaints we have are the mosquitoes. Bring plenty of insect repellent and avoid being outdoors at dawn and dusk. Also we were disappointed that the band canceled Friday night. It would have been nice to have music while staying at the marina.Everything else was wonderful. Thanks to the new management and staff!

by Michael L. - Verified user on Jun 30, 2019
Still my favorite beach on fire island. New manager is making a difference with new picnic tables, corn hole games, horseshoe pits, and live music & DJ on weekends.

by John S. - Verified user on Jun 27, 2019
Couldn't have been better!! The whole marina felt new and clean. The staff from John at the dock to Tom to the waitstaff (our Saturday morning waitress was our Saturday afternoon bartender - great personality) cou;ldnt have been friendlier

by Mark F. - Verified user on Jun 16, 2019
Marina conditions are pretty good. I would’ve given it 5 stars but the bathrooms leave a little to be desired. Also, the showers are located further from the marina and they are cold water only. Not the best but for the price, can’t complain. Local store and food was pretty good.

by Stephen E. - Verified user on Jun 13, 2019
Excellent time. Be back in two weeks.

by Chris Z. - Verified user on Oct 16, 2018
Thank you Tom, Doug, Maya, Emily & John.

by Mike R. - Verified user on Oct 07, 2018
Don’t let the number of stars fool you. The marina and amenities are great as well as the employees and park rangers. The issue is all with the mosquito problem. They need to do something other then using the propane tanks. It’s not working. Your experience is miserable when all you do is fight off the bugs. There is a great opportunity to have something special but when the entire time is fighting off pests and wondering if your coming home with West Nile virus it ruins the time. Fix that and the place is great. The bathrooms also need to be updated. But that will come I’m sure.

by Frank S. - Verified user on Sep 03, 2018
Watch Hill is a great place. I have been going there for over 40 years. Doug and his crew have done a fantastic job running the marina this year. They have stepped up to try to give their patrons a nice experience. The renovation of the docks after "Sandy damage" and years of wear and tear was a success. Some minor electrical issues at the beginning of the season appear to have been fixed. The renovation should have included new bathroom facilities. The current bathroom are totally inadequate for the number of persons attemping to use them. The staff does a good job of cleaning but you can't clean old rusty fixtures. . They need replacement now. The Parks Service also needs to step up to solve the mosquito problem. The bugs have taken over Watch Hill. Last weekend was the worst I have seen it in at least 10 years. It's time to spray the area to control the mosquitos. It's nice to have an ecological balance but humans are becoming the endangered species at Watch Hill.

by Fletch a. on Aug 31, 2018
No need to beat the mosquito issue to death but it’s terrible. We’ve been going to Watch Hill for the last 7 years and can’t remember it being that bad during the day. It was so bad we decided to not get killed cooking. So we decided to eat in the restaurant. That was a bad decision. The doors were open so where do you think mosquito’s were...all over the walls. The food was mediocre at best. They turn the same thin small burger from the outside grill into a “fancy” gourmet burger by adding bacon and Gorgonzola cheese...and charge more than double the price. My recommendation would be to cook yourself and save the money.

by Richard F. - Verified user on Aug 27, 2018
Beautiful weekend and the marina has worked all all the kinks from the construction. Now if they could only do something about the mosquitos.

by Jennie K. - Verified user on Aug 20, 2018
We had a great time! Even though we had a couple days of stormy weather we still enjoyed every day of our visit! It's actually fun to be here during a passing storm. It makes it exciting and adventurous!! 😳 The family running Watch Hill is super nice and friendly! They really seem to want to do whatever it takes to make people happy and want to vacation here!! The nicest part is, they really seem to care! 😊 I do wish the National Parks would renovate the bathrooms and showers!! That would make everyone's visit more enjoyable!! 😉 We will be back again one more time before the season ends!! Jennie -Babylon Village

by Susan R. - Verified user on Aug 19, 2018
We didn’t have electric, as promised. Also waited 1.5 hours in restaurant to be served dinner and left without ever being served. Terrible service. Disappointed as we have been loyal watch hill visitors for many many years.

by Harold V. - Verified user on Aug 13, 2018
Still power issues.. and expensive. Staff did all they could. GFI too sensitive on dock side. Very little to choose from on menu at restaurant. All employees were very friendly 👍

by Thomas C. - Verified user on Aug 12, 2018
First time back since they reopened. Met the new “owners“, very nice and want the place to succeed. Have their teenage kids helping and they are a real nice family. Didn’t have any problems with the electric but heard others did. They are fixing it with the government. Out of their control. The restaurant food was delicious. I had a steak and it was one of the best I’ve had. Other items on the menu very good too. They also had nice music Friday and Sat night Only downside was the loss of the tiki bar, again out of their control. Some dip Sh$t in the government got rid of this and owners are trying to get it back. If I had to do over again, I wouldn’t have booked for 7 days because of new cancel policy — would only have booked for 3 or 4 then would have done day to day payments to give me flexibility to leave early if the weather changes. Give Watch Hill a try, still the same relaxing place. Owners are around and want to hear feedback to make it better — what more can you ask. Will be back to enjoy it again soon. Thanks for the great week.

by George k. - Verified user on Aug 10, 2018

by Cathy F. - Verified user on Aug 07, 2018
It was a wonderful day!

by Robert C. - Verified user on Aug 06, 2018
The new docks were great. The staff are all kids and no experience but I guess that’s all they can afford. The restaurant had no a/c and no fans. So impossible to eat there. Also $15 drinks! I do t think so! When my boat is 100 feet away stocked with alcohol I am going there before spending $15 for a drink. They do have a happy hour between four and six. But also extremely hot underneath the awning with no fans so I’m not going to sit at the bar whether it be inside or out and sweat my albutt off and spend $15 a drink. This will never last whoever took over this restaurant. Went to go get coffee this morning at the small café and was sweating my butt off. I sujested an umbrella for the people that are waiting. So we will see. The beach was beautiful and the sunsets are incredible . I will be back but would love to use the restaurant maybe the owner will read these reviews and do something about it if not I really do believe this will never last for them.

by Bruce G. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2018
Besides the rates going up 50%. 1/2 the power towers didnt work which made it so the boats I went with couldnt stay together. The service at the restaurant was beyond bad and the mosquito infestation made it so you couldnt leave your boat from dusk until mid morning

by Joseph L. - Verified user on Jul 30, 2018
Our recent stay at Watch Hill marina was ruined by mosquitos. The Park Services refusal to do anything to control these disease carrying pests defies reason. Millions of tax dollars were spent to renovate the marina but the overwhelming swarms of mosquitos render much of it unusable. To walk to the beach or use most of the park's other natural attractions is a painful and dangerous task. The marina is nice, the staff is very accommodating. and the location is outstanding. All of this is overshadowed by relentless swarms of mosquitos.

by George L. - Verified user on Jul 22, 2018
The main breaker for my slip kept tripping. Not at the slip but at the main box. I had to have the staff reset it at least 10 times over two days. I was forced to use my generator one night because it was racing and I couldn’t open the windows and I lost power at 1 AM. Hard to believe this brand new electrical system is already failing. Absolutely nothing wring with the boat. I have no issues with this at my home marina or at west Hampton we’re i stayed last weekend. Love watch hill but extremely disappointed

by Joel R. - Verified user on Jul 21, 2018
Magnificent, immaculate, new docks, nice staff, great drinks at the bar, went to dinner in Davis Park 5 stars, - all boardwalk to get to Davis Park, beach pristine! NO PUMP-OUT WORKING! . They definitely need to fix this. Pump-out boat only comes on weekends. Showers cold FYI, we used our boat shower. Other than the pump out Watch Hill is a great vacation spot! Don't forget you need a 50 amp adapter here if you want electric.

by Joseph C. - Verified user on Jul 20, 2018
Excellent stay.....serene....clean.....quiet

by Gary B. - Verified user on Jul 08, 2018
The slip they told me 2 days prior D23 was already given to another boat. Told me to go to another slip but was too small. Gave me a slip without side access. Told me I would receive a 50 % discount because of their mistake but still haven’t yet. Very unprofessional and unorganized.

by Capt L. - Verified user on Jul 07, 2018
Great National Park Great staff

by Kevin C. - Verified user on Jul 03, 2018
Firstly we paid cash for a slip at the marina because the reservation did not go through. Then we were charged through dockwa. We have called to rectify the charges but have not heard back. The marina had a power outage which I know was out of their control, but the outage caused our battery charger in our boat to fry. Now we need to buy a new $400. Battery charger to replace it.

by gregory I. - Verified user on Jul 01, 2018
Best boating day of the season! Happy to see watchhills reopen and worry free docking. Beautiful fire island seashore is spectacular and watchhill makes for a memorable experience!

by Warren B. - Verified user on Jun 18, 2018
the docks & electric were very nice since they just renovated them. Bathrooms were old & falling apart. people were very friendly.

by Scott W. - Verified user on May 29, 2018
Marina re-opened after a long renovation. Aside from some fresh wood around the visitors center and new electric posts there wasn't much of a noticeable difference. Boats near us on B dock were having electric issues but we had good electric all weekend. Disappointed to learn that the Tiki bar will not be opening again. Reservation system worked well.

by Ronald f. - Verified user on May 27, 2018
Arrived at Marina on Friday to find, they had no 50 amp pigtails. When then went up to the store to find the snack shack was not open, the store had beer only and the restaurant was not going to be open. An 50 amp cord arrived 3 hours later that day. Was very surprised to find on a holiday weekend that they were so unprepared. Very dissatisfied with how it went. The only thing that went smooth was the increased rates charged to my credit card.

About Watch Hill Marina Fire Island National Seashore, NY

Visitor services are open 7 days per week including snack bar, restaurant & bar with frozen cocktails, camping, safari tent glamping and general store. Live Music and DJ most weekends including shoulder season.

2022 Shoulder Rates: -- $2.75 / ft Weekend & Holiday Rate (F,S,S) -- $1 / ft Weekday Rate (M,T,W,T)

2022 Summer Rates (June 24 - Sept 5): -- $3.50 / ft Weekend Rate (F,S,S & Holidays) -- $1.50 / ft Weekday Rate (M,T,W,T)

3 Day+ SPECIAL: 15% of total dockage (slip total only not electric or other fees) voucher for Food & Beverage for any stay that is three (3) or more days up to two weeks (this revised special replaces the weekly rate discount program. Does not apply for stays that include the 4th of July or Labor Day holiday weeks.

Free Dinner Dockage SPECIAL – FREE hourly dockage at Watch Hill for arrivals after 4:30 P.M. seven days a week all season long when dining or patroning our bar at our Whalehouse Point restaurant (or our food truck & tent bar while we rebuild). Weekend hourly slips may be limited in availability and are at the sole discretion of the Dockmaster. Does not apply to overnight dockage. Feel free to call ahead. Boater must pay first and present dinner or bar receipt to the Dockmaster.

Escape to Watch Hill -- Long Island's National Park Want the beauty, outdoors and remoteness of Montauk without all the fuss? Discover Fire Island's most extensive salt marsh, the beauty of the barrier island's beaches and dunes, and the solitude of a seaside wilderness at this National Park Service site.

A great family destination, Watch Hill is located on the western edge of the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness, directly across the Great South Bay from Patchogue, Long Island. It is accessible by Watch Hill Ferry, private boat, and foot only.

From May to mid-October, the Watch Hill area offers a visitor center, family campground and glamping (safari style luxury camping in platform tents), ranger-led interpretive programs (including FREE guided canoe trips and seining for the kids), a 168-slip transient marina with water, electric, and pump-out station; a small convenience general store, snack bar, self-guiding nature trail, picnic area, lifeguarded beach (lifeguards summer only), restrooms, and bathhouse.

The Watch Hill Marina can accommodate boats with beams between 10 and 18 feet and a five foot draft. The majority of slips are 10 - 14 feet wide. Many of the slips, 75%, have electric and water (extra fee charged). There is a 14-day limit for each stay but reserve as often as you'd like. A limited number of slips are available for seasonal rentals. Book your reservation with us today!

SEASON SLIPS are available at Watch Hill. For more info -

Whalehouse Restaurant & Bar – hasn't been more open! All Food & Beverage Services will be open 7 days per week with our Food Truck & Beach Bar Tent.

Live Music, Theme Nights & Programming in the National Park We have live music scheduled for most weekends summer and shoulder seasons and theme nights like Mardi Gras, Luau, 80's Night and Oktoberfest throughout the season.


FINS interpretive ranger guided programming such as seining, canoe tours, nature walks, hands on interpretive FINS Visitor Center and, of course, becoming a Junior Ranger!


Dogs are Welcome! Pets are not permitted on the ocean beach at Watch Hill or the Otis Pike High Dune Wilderness to the east of Watch Hill from March 15 through Labor Day but are permitted elsewhere. They are permitted on the beach to the east at Davis Park (about mile walk down nature trail). You're welcome to bring your dog, but remember that this may restrict your options for enjoyment on the ocean beach at Watch Hill. Pets must always be leashed, and you're required to properly dispose of your pet's excrement.

Enjoy all Fire Island has to Offer but Affordably Water taxi service to western towns is available by request.

Sailors Haven and Watch Hill are two of the more affordable marinas on Fire Island without the resident restrictions of township owned marinas.

Boating Clubs We welcome all boating clubs and power squadrons and can provide catering and great value. Please contact us for special events.

Catering & Special Events We do special events from community socials, birthdays & anniversaries, non-profits, company picnics, boating clubs, graduation parties, and engagements to weddings. Please contact us for standard packages and more details.

Weekend & Holiday Minimum Rates
Single day advance weekend reservations allowable in Shoulder Seasons except for the 3 day minimum rate for Memorial Day weekend at both marinas and the 2 day minimum rate for Miss Fire Island weekend at Sailors Haven. 2 day minimum rate charge for reservations that include a Saturday in the peak summer season. Non-refundable 5 day minimum rate charges for 4th of July & Labor Day Holiday weeks. No exceptions. The 5 day minimum rates for the 4th of July and Labor Day weekends are collected upfront in full and are non-refundable.

Booking Info

BY RESERVING A SLIP, YOU THE VISITOR ARE AGREEING TO the marina rules, regulations, Insurance and Hold Harmless Clause, Visitors Acknowledgement of Risks, fees and Cancellation Policy.

Our marinas have had recent electrical upgrades with GFI protected circuits and boats should be tested for ground faults prior to arrival.

National Park Service Marina Regulations at Watch Hill & Sailors Haven Marinas

  1. All boat slips will be assigned by Dockmaster. Registration must be available to Dock attendant. Changing of slips is prohibited without approval of Dockmaster. Any boat occupying an unassigned slip will be subject to a fine and/or removal.
  2. D Land at Watch Hill will only be available for vessels 37 ft or greater. The Dockmaster may assign smaller boats into larger slips. The Dockmaster has the authority to reassign any boat.
  3. Boats may leave the marina after payment of dockage fee or after checking-in for an advance reservation and return to same slip provided a line is placed across the slip diagonally.
  4. Quiet hours must be observed from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
  5. Except for seasonal slip holders, boaters are limited to fourteen consecutive nights per visit/reservation during the Peak Summer Season.
  6. No swimming and dumping of any waste water from lavatories in marina.
  7. Fires of any type, for any purpose, are prohibited within the park boundaries. No grilling permitted on vessels within the marina. Charcoal grills are provided behind bulkheads along marina.
  8. Cooking grills of any type must be at least 10 ft behind marina bulkheads and not allowed on docks.
  9. Dinghies may be allowed to be tied in front of docked vessels only if they are capable of being immediately lilted onto that bow of that vessel.
  10. No docking is allowed in front of restricted and signed areas or emergency bulkhead or at T section at end of A/B pier at Watch Hill.
  11. The designated fire lanes must remain open for emergency and accessibility purposes. Deck chairs, folding tables or any other articles are not permitted in this area.
  12. Tables are prohibited in the corner behind the NPS Visitor Center at Watch Hill for our visitors with accessibility needs to be able to reach the required ramp along B-land.
  13. Bicycles, scooters and skateboards are prohibited on walks and around the marina.
  14. Tampering with the electrical outlets, panel boxes or wiring is a criminal offense. Anyone caught doing same will be federally cited and removed from the marina.
  15. Jet skis are not permitted at Watch Hill and Sailors Haven.
  16. Dog owners are responsible for all their dog's actions. Dogs must be on a leash no greater than six feet leash at all times and must use marina pet comfort areas.


All boats docked at the Watch Hill Marina and Sailors Haven Marina must have hull and liability insurance in effect at all times while docked here. The use of said marina dockage facilities is strictly at the boat owner's risk. Watch Hill Marina, Sailors Haven Marina, the operator Love Watch Hill & Sailors Haven, Inc. and personnel (LOVEFINS) assume no responsibility whatsoever for the safety of any vessel while docked or anchored in adjoining waters. LOVEFINS will not be liable for fire, theft, or storm damage to any vessel, its equipment or any property on or around said vessel.

Visitors will take all necessary precautions regarding the items or slips rented, and protect all persons and property from injury or damage. Visitor agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless LOVEFINS, including, but not limited to, attorney’s fees and costs, from and against any and all liability claims and judgments of every kind and nature including, but not limited to, injuries or death to persons and damage to property, arising out of the use, maintenance, operation, possession, or rental of the items or slips rented."


In consideration of the services of Love Watch Hill & Sailors Haven Inc. their officers, agents, employees, and stockholders, and all other persons or entities associated with those businesses (hereafter collectively referred to as “LOVEFINS”) I agree as follows:

Although LOVEFINS has taken reasonable steps to provide me with appropriate equipment and skilled guides so I can enjoy an activity for which I may not be skilled, LOVEFINS has informed me this activity is not without risk. Certain risks are inherent in each activity and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the activity. These inherent risks are some of the same elements that contribute to the unique character of this activity and can be the cause of loss or damage to my equipment, or accidental injury, illness, or in extreme cases, permanent trauma or death. LOVEFINS does not want to frighten me or reduce my enthusiasm for this activity, but believes it is important for me to know in advance what to expect and to be informed of the inherent risks. The following describes some, but not all, of those risks.

Tripping, swimming, falling into the water, drowing, overturning of personal watercraft, slipping on wet surfaces, tripping on electric cords and hoses, electric shock from power pedestals and cords, severe winds, wind blown objects, falling objects, wave action in the bay and marina, tidal currents, ocean wave action and rip currents, boating, power boat propellers, diving in shallow water, glass, nails or other hazardous objects buried in sand, nails, screws and splinters in boardwalks, stubbing toes, climbing and descending stairs, objects protruding from marina bulkheads or other structures throughout the boardwalk and campgrounds, collisions from other vessels, burns from cooking grills and BBQs, adverse reactions from tick and insect bites, insect and tick borne illness such as Lyme disease, flooding, exposure to the weather resulting in sunburn, sun poisoning, dehydration and hypothermia, incidents with animals, birds and fish that are resources of the park, collision with work utility vehicles and visitor cyclists, incidents with pets belonging to other visitors, etc.

I am aware that LOVEFINS entails risks of injury or death to any participant. I understand the description of these inherent risks is not complete and that other unknown or unanticipated inherent risks may result in injury or death. I agree to assume and accept full responsibility for the inherent risks identified herein and those inherent risks not specifically identified. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary; no one is forcing me to participate, and I elect to participate in spite of and with full knowledge of the inherent risks.

I acknowledge that engaging in this activity may require a degree of skill and knowledge different from other activities and that I have responsibilities as a participant. I acknowledge that the staff of LOVEFINS has been available to more fully explain to me the nature and physical demands of this activity and the inherent risks, hazards, and dangers associated with this activity.

I certify that I am fully capable of participating in this activity. Therefore, I assume and accept full responsibility for myself, including all minor children in my care, custody, and control, for bodily injury, death, or loss of personal property and expenses as a result of those inherent risks and dangers identified herein and those inherent risks and dangers not specifically identified, and as a result of my negligence in participating in this activity. I have carefully read, clearly understood, and accepted the terms and conditions stated herein and acknowledge that this agreement shall be effective and binding upon me, my heirs, assigns, personal representative, and estate and for all members of my family, including minor children.

Clean Marina Initiative

  1. Separate & recycle all solid waste and materials including compostable items in provided bins.
  2. Follow directions when using the pump out station.
  3. Conserve water - limit time for boat cleaning and report leaks.
  4. Conserve electric - turn on water heaters and air conditioning only when needed.
  5. Report immediately any spill of fuel, waste or oil products.
  6. No maintenance on vessel is to be performed in the marina.


  • Water
  • Electrical


  • Ship Store
  • Launch Service
  • Pumpout
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Ice
  • Groceries
  • Restaurant
  • Dog Park
  • ATM
  • Pet Friendly



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