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Cherry Grove

About Cherry Grove

Cherry Grove is a small community of 300 houses on a beautiful stretch of Fire Island. Along with neighboring Fire Island Pines, Cherry Grove is considered to be one of the more popular gay communities.


Cherry Grove's thriving town has shops, a grocery market, restaurants, bars and clubs. Whether you are looking for a relaxing day at the beach or an exciting night out... there is plenty to keep you busy all season long.

Ferry waiting at Cherry Grove Dock
Ferry infront of a sunset on the Cherry Grove dock

The Community

Cherry Grove is a diverse mix of property owners, seasonal renters, single day visitors and business owners dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the community and its visitors.


Considered one of the most popular lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning [LGBTQ]-accepting resort communities; Cherry Grove is a welcoming community for all.

A Quick History

In 1868, the Perkinson’s purchased what is now known as Cherry Grove and named it after the Black Cherry trees found in the area. The Perkinson family constructed and operated a hotel until the 1920's until they sold.


After the Hurricane of 1938, the devastation to Cherry Grove discouraged mainlanders from visiting. This opens the door for people looking to escape the city and ultimately established a "safe haven" for the LGBQT community.

Turn of the century photo of Cherry Grove

Additional Information

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