Escape to Watch Hill
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.
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, ranger-led interpretive programs (including guided canoe trips), a 183-slip transient marina with water, electric, and pump-out station; a small convenience store, snack bar, self-guiding nature trail, picnic area, lifeguarded beach (summer only), restrooms, bathhouse, and pay phones.
Sail to Watch Hill
The Watch Hill Marina can accommodate boats with beams between 10 and 18 feet and a five foot draft. The majority of slips are between 10 and14 feet wide. Many of the slips, 75%, have electric and water (extra fee charged). There is a 14-day limit for each stay. Reservations are not accepted at this time.
The National Park Service requires all guests of the marina have the captain's address on file.
Please ensure your address is added to your reservation request as a "Special Request" during check out via Dockwa.
If there is no address on file, we will try requesting it from you via Dockwa Chat, email, and/or phone, but note that your reservation will not be valid or honored until it's been provided/received.
Our marinas have had recent electrical upgrades with GFI protected circuits and boats should be tested for ground faults prior to arrival.