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Camping near Fire Island

Meet the wild side of Fire Island by pitching tent among the sandy dunes and salt marches.

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Peconic River Campgrounds

16 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Calverton, NY
Grassy field. Natural woods. River accessible. We are located 30 minutes from Long Island, NY. Feel free to pitch your tent anywhere you like on the property. Choose the grassy meadow or the natural woods filled with trees. Have a campfire and enjoy nature. Bring fishing gear and cast away. Go for a relaxing walk on the 2,000 feet of walkable dikes right on the river. Bring your canoe or kayak and feel free to launch it right on site. If you're bringing an RV, we can accommodate vehicles up to 30 ft in length and the sites require levelling. There is a water hookup but no electrical hookup. Toilet & showers are available. Potable water available. Pet-friendly! Bring a bike and explore our dirt trails across the street. Or visit the man-made dam on Dam RD just 2 minutes down the road, where you can take a dip in the water. If you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, look no further! It's serene, peaceful, and private. So come experience it for yourself! Nature awaits!
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Skyline RV Camp

30 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · New York, NY
WE ARE OPEN Stellar Views and Fresh Waters - New York City has never looked better! The campground is located at (around) Skyline Drive In Movie theater, a unique drive-in cinema experience, at 1 Oak Street in trendy yet relaxed Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Our location is situated on the East River and boasts killer views of the Manhattan Skyline any time of day! The space is a massive open concrete surface lot on the East River. The lot is a private property and is monitored by the 24/7 security in the adjacent building. The subway is 4 blocks away (G Train, Greenpoint Ave stop) which will take you to the city in under 30 minutes. Greenpoint Ferry stop is a few blocks away which will take you to midtown Manhattan in no time! Please note, that you might benefit from using a trucker app called "Trucker Path" while getting here since in some areas of Brooklyn you can't drive an RV. ** Site #'s are not official, you are paying for the accommodation of a hookup or non hookup space, the on-site manager will give you an official site when you arrive**
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Yurt in the Hamptons

2 sites · Lodging1 acre · Westhampton, NY
The Yurt Sanctuary is in Westhampton NY just 3 miles to the pristine beaches of The Hamptons on a private lot with private access to full yard. Total beach vibe here in the Hamptons -- sought out destination by surfers and fishermen worldwide. The Hamptons on the Southeast Coast of Long Island and home to many pristine beaches rated top ten in the world by Travel Magazine. Beach Vibe all the time! Performing Arts Center, Bakery, Farmer's Market, Restaurants and Shops on Main Street just a bike ride away. Gazebo bandshell host free summer art performances. RELAXED beach vibe! There's an Aquarium in nearby town of Riverhead, and a Splish Spash waterpark in Calvereton, and of course, there's the beaches! There's a Dakota Fire Pit, Compost toilet and hot water outdoor shower, propane gas BBQ BBQ Grill. The Yurt is 20' in diameter (314 sq. ft.), 11 ft. high to the dome, with 1 Queen and 1 Full size sofa beds comfortably sleeping 3. An Eco-friendly Yurt experience will connect you to Nature and give you the best chance to relax. No WiFi, No TV
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Beach 67th Street Motel

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Inwood, NY
Experience coastal charm in our newly renovated 90s Fleetwood camper, conveniently situated just four blocks from the beach. Nestled in a vibrant neighborhood, we are close to essential amenities such as groceries, a surf shop, coffee shops, and dining options. Inside the camper, enjoy a spacious and inviting open floor plan featuring a comfortable double bed with additional room for a pallet. The dining area boasts three chairs and a table, along with a well-equipped kitchenette featuring a fridge, double hot plate, and coffee maker. It comes fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, and utensils for your cooking convenience. Step outside onto the camper's private porch and yard, complete with a cozy fire pit for evenings spent under the stars. Please note that smoking is not permitted in the camper, ensuring a fresh and inviting atmosphere for your stay. Immerse yourself in the relaxed coastal vibes and make lasting memories just moments away from the beach.
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Lincoln Kirstein

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Weston, CT
Private compound Close to Merritt Parkway and I95 1 hour from NYC Hidden off the main road 800 ft long single lane driveway Quite camp; peaceful with access to town center grocery and gas station 15-20 minutes to metro north train stations Flat parking for vans and small to medium size rvs Hiking trails and bike jumps on and right of the property 1-mile trail behind house to town center Beautiful birds chirping, wildlife, and nature You will love this spot
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60's Surf Camper

3 sites · Lodging1 acre · Inwood, NY
Located in the heart of Rockaway Beach NYC, this vintage 1963 Shasta camper is perfect for a small getaway with a few pals to enjoy the sun and the surf! Take a trip back in time! The camper can sleep up to 4, where the second bed is created from the seating area. There is a beautiful city view over the bay that can be seen from the seating area. All linens are provided. A fridge to keep your drinks ice cold, a BBQ, 2 beach chairs with umbrella, a cooler, and a coffee maker with coffee, are all yours to enjoy and are included free in the rental! We also have two surfboards available to rent for an extra fee. Guests have access to a private toilet, and an outdoor shower for rinsing off after a long day on the beach or shredding the surf. Fishing, and the most amazing city view sunsets are just a 1 minute walk up the block to the bay park. Quality Wifi is included.The Atlantic ocean, the beach, concession stands, and our wonderful new boardwalk are just a few short blocks away, a 4 minute walk. Great neighborhood restaurants and bars are within walking distance. Rent a surf board and hit of the surf beaches or just head to the beach to relax. Perfect for couples or a small family getaway, come and enjoy this vintage camper, and all that this beach town has to offer!
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Unique Houseboat Rockaway New York

1 site · Lodging1 acre · New York, NY
Book the Bauhaus Boat for a unique stay in The Rockaways, NYC. A 35’ reconditioned minimalist houseboat that sleeps 2-3 persons, located minutes away from Rockaway Beach in a cozy gated Marina, facing the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Our space has a well-equipped kitchenette, TV, A/C, dry toilet and hot shower, indoor and outdoor dining areas, multiple outdoor decks including picnic tables and sun lounges, queen sized loft bed with 100% organic cotton bedsheets, and a smaller daybed in the lounge (Fits a 5’5 person comfortably). High speed wifi on the boat for coastal beach remote work! You can swim in the Marina, rent a Jetski, Kayak, Pontoon, go fishing, and spend the day surfing and chilling at the beach. Only 2.5 blocks away from the Boardwalk and long stretches of amazing beaches along the peninsula. Easily accessible via the A Train Subway, buses, car and the ferry from Wall Street (shuttle bus drops you off by the Marina). Right outside the Q22 bus, direct to Jacob Riis Beach and Fort Tilden. The houseboat is lovely all year round! Puzzles and board games are available on the boat for rainy days, and the Marina itself is surrounded by nature and a perfect spot for boat and bird watching. Cozy up to space heaters in our warm boat during the Fall and Winter (There is no running water on the boat from December - early April, but we provide a water container you can fill up in the nearby marina bathroom). Chill on the outdoor loungers and watch planes fly over the Marina to the nearby JFK Airport. There are plenty of things to do in The Rockaways, including lots of highly rated bars and restaurants, water sports, and other art/cultural happenings throughout the year. Our vintage 1970 Thunderbird Houseboat has no running engines. It’s a 35' long floating cabin on water :) Follow our adventures at @bauhausboat on Instagram! The listing comes with a houseboat manual with some important check-in info, and recommendations for your stay. No parties and visitors, please. The Rockaways is a hidden gem in New York City's coastal backyard! This vibrant peninsula boasts miles of sandy beaches, eclectic eateries, and a laid-back surf culture. Easily accessible by public transport, the Rockaways offer picturesque views of the sea and the city skyline, with local art, and a rich history. Whether you're looking to catch some waves, indulge in seaside cuisine, or simply unwind by the shore, the Rockaways provide the perfect blend of urban retreat and beach getaway. **Jamaica Bay:** The houseboat is located in the bay. It’s a a birdwatcher's paradise - Imagine waking up to the gentle sound of waves, with JFK Airport and the city skyline in the distance, having your morning coffee while watching herons take flight. Houseboating in NYC is a very unique experience, both an urban adventure and a nature retreat rolled into one. **Recreational Opportunities**: Apart from houseboating, the waterways are ideal for kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and fishing. **Rockaway Beach**: The city's only surfing beach! Stretching over 5.5 miles, it's also the longest urban beach in the United States.  Alongside its waves and sand, the adjacent boardwalk offers entertainment, food, live music, surf schools, and relaxation. **Jacob Riis Park**: Often referred to as "The People's Beach." The park boasts an Art Deco bathhouse built in the 1930s and seasonal consession stands. It’s less crowded than neighboring Rockaway Beach and offers spacious sandy areas, picnic spots, and sports courts. **Fort Tilden**: Fort Tilden Beach is one of New York City's hidden gems. Once serving as a military defense site, today, remnants of its past subtly blend with the natural surroundings. Nearby dunes and maritime forests provide a refreshing backdrop. **Gateway National Recreation Area**: A short distance away is this incredible National Park, covering over 26,000 acres of marshes, wildlife habitats, beaches, and historic sites.
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Cathedral Acre

1 site · RV1 acre · Hempstead, NY
2 full hook up rv sites in the heart of central Long Island only 30 minutes to NYC, 15 minutes from beaches, and short walk to upscale Garden City with 5 Star restaurants, nightlife, mall, & family activities. Take the Long island railroad into Manhattan (30 min ride). Nearby bus depot and parkways/interstate highway. The property is a secluded suburban home with a large parking pad that has been set up to host 2-3 large rvs. This includes 30/50 amp electric, water, sewer, and Wifi. Aside from the parking pad there is no access to the rest of the property or amenities.. the main attraction here is the central location for rv’ers looking for long term stays at a full hook up site in Long Island since there arent any options in this area.
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Qute Cozy Backyard camping

1 site · Tent1 acre · New York, NY
The Ultimate Backyard Camping Experience! Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life without the hassle of traveling. Our backyard campsite rental offers you the perfect opportunity to embark on a memorable outdoor adventure right in the comfort of New York City. Imagine a picturesque setting, complete with a cozy tent, bar ,BBQ grill , and all the amenities you need for a delightful camping experience. Whether you're a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or new to camping, our backyard campsite is designed to cater to your every need. our backyard campsite rental stands out from the rest: No need to spend hours driving to a remote location. Enjoy the tranquility of nature while having easy access to your home comforts. Unlike crowded campgrounds, our backyard campsite provides an exclusive and private space for you and your loved ones. It's an intimate setting where you can truly unwind, create lasting memories, and reconnect!   Choose from additional amenities like outdoor seating, or even a BBQ setup. We can accommodate families, couples, or even larger groups, our backyard campsite offers a secure environment. You'll have the peace of mind knowing that you're still within the comforts of your neighborhood while enjoying the magic of camping. Create a lifetime of memories with our backyard campsite rental. It's the perfect solution for birthdays, anniversaries, family gatherings, or simply a weekend getaway. Experience the joy of camping without sacrificing the comforts and convenience you love. Book your backyard camping experience today and let us provide you with an unforgettable outdoor retreat right at your doorstep.
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Floating Cabin Houseboat

1 site · Lodging1 acre · New York City, NY
A unique experience onboard a rustic vintage houseboat in the glorious Jamaica Bay, which is also a bird sanctuary. A one of a kind experience on Jamaica Bay steps from Rockaway Beach!!! Relax on the bay or walk three blocks to the ocean! Rent a skiff or pontoon boat from the marina and explore the bay. Eat delicious food! Take a surf lesson!Go whale watching!!-
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The Salt Shack

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Inwood, NY
Come stay at the Salt Shack and unwind in style! Overlook the sunset before you fall asleep to the gentle rocking of the waves and wake up recharged on our bright and sun kissed houseboat. You'll love the close proximity to the ocean and sitting back and relaxing on the deck. The houseboat accommodates up to four people and is perfect for beach goers, artists, thinkers, writers, the solo traveler, couples, and anyone looking for a break from the grind! We can send reviews of property on request.
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Vineyard woods

1 site · Tent40 acres · Cutchogue, NY
40 acres of vineyard and old growth woods near peaceful Peconic Bay. Nearby activities include local wine tasting, cycling, paddle boarding, swimming, hiking (Laurel Lake), tennis (Jean Cochran park at Peconic Lane), and kayaking. Closest provisions from Handy Pantry on Main Rd & New Suffolk Ave, and the Cutchogue Diner.
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Camping near Fire Island guide

Overview

Located across the Great South Bay from the south shore of Long Island, Fire Island stretches for 32 miles and is home to a diverse barrier island ecosystem, including numerous beaches, high dunes, and plenty of wildlife. The car-free island is home to 17 distinct resort communities, a lively party scene, and attractions such as the rare Sunken Forest and Fire Island Lighthouse, with most of the island protected by the Fire Island National Seashore. There are several camping options on the island itself, and plenty across the bay on the rest of Long Island—from beach camping and glamping to camping in forests and woodlands.

Where to go

On the Island

You can camp on Fire Island. Enjoy tent camping and glamping sites at the Watch Hill Family Campground. Or head out to the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dunes Wilderness and pitch your tent in the backcountry. Those with an RV or trailer should head to Smith Point County Park, the only camping spot on the otherwise car-free island you can drive to.

South Fork

Head across the bay to the Hamptons to see and be seen. Stay at the Cedar Point County Park in East Hampton for easy access to the glitz and glamour. For a more relaxed option, head to the eastern end of Montauk, where you can surf the waves or surf cast for striped bass and stay at the Hither Hills State Park Campground. For outer beach camping, head to Montauk County Park, Cupsogue County Park, or Shinnecock East County Park.

North Fork

Explore the terroir of northeastern Long Island through its many wineries and farms, including one of the largest lavender farms in the country. Explore the many charming seaside towns, or play in the sand and surf before filling up on sea-to-farm-to-table cuisine. Stay year-round at the Indian Island County Park.

North and South Shore

If you can’t get enough of beaches, the south shore has you covered, with a 50-mile stretch of sandy options. For a change of pace, combine history and nature at Battle Row Campground in Old Bethpage. Other inland camping options include Blydenburgh County Park and Cathedral Pines County Park. Or head to the north shore to explore the opulent mansions of the Gold Coast and camp on the bluffs of Wildwood State Park.

When to go

Summer is the most popular time on Fire Island. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, ferries run regularly from the Bay Shore to the West End, Patchogue to Davis Park and Watch Hill, and Sayville to the East End. Late spring and early fall are great times to escape the crowds, though ferries and amenities are more limited. Many campgrounds on Long Island are only open seasonally, from April or May to September, October, or November. Winter is a good time for wildlife spotting, especially seals.

Know before you go

  • You can take the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) to Bay Shore, Patchogue, and Sayville to catch ferries to Fire Island. Water taxis and private boats are also options to get to the island. 
  • The island is car-free, but water taxis are available to take you around the island. Bike rentals are also common.
  • Many Long Island parks and campgrounds require reservations in advance. Some campgrounds may only be reserved by county residents at certain times.
  • Long Island campgrounds that are open year-round and outer beach campsites are often limited to self-contained RVs and motorhomes.
  • Bring insect repellent. Mosquitoes and ticks are very common on Fire Island. Salt marsh mosquitoes can be a real problem when it’s warm and especially when many hatch within seven to 10 days of a full or new moon.

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