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Sailors Haven

About Sailors Haven

As you step off the boat, visitors are greeted to the National Seashore visitor center, snack bar, and gift shop. The beach is a short distance away, along the main boardwalk, which is bordered on the west by the Sunken Forest. Children can freely play in the ocean waters under the watchful eye of lifeguards and build castles in the clean sparkling sand.   


The marina offer slips for pleasure boaters and picnic areas with tables and barbecue pits.

Ferry entering Sailors Haven Marina
Boardwalk to the beach at Sunken Forest

About Sunken Forest

The ancient history of Fire Island is alive at the Sunken Forrest, an enchanted 300-year-old primeval holly forest, which is the only one of its kind on the East Coast. Under the diverse canopy of leaves, a 1.5 mile boardwalk meanders through freshwater bogs filled with a variety of trees and shrubs. The maritime forest with its American holly and catbrier make for a pristine walk from the bay to the ocean.


Sailors Haven / Sunken Forest have family-friendly amenities that will make you visit a day at the beach:

  • NPS Visitor Center

  • Snack Bar

  • Gift Shop

  • Restroom Facilities

  • Picnic Areas

  • 1.5 Mile Nature Walk

  • Pristine Lifeguarded Beaches

Sailors Haven's concession stand

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