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The Pines’ major development can be credited to the Fire Island Pines Property Owners Association (FIPPOA), which purchased the Lone Hill Station House and repurposed it into a community center, creating within the neighborhood a sense of community. It soon attracted a number of high-profile artists and performers, many of whom became property owners in the area. Model-turned-entrepreneur John B. Whyte was responsible for its development and reputation as a popular gay destination.

Local Area Information

Fire Island Pines, or simply the “Pines,” is one of the neighborhoods on Fire Island, a barrier island protecting the South Shore of Long Island, New York. It is one of the communities that make up the Town of Brookhaven and the protected areas of the Fire Island National Seashore. The Pines’ immediate neighbors are Cherry Grove to the west and Barrett Beach Park to the east, beyond which lies Water Island. The Pines overlooks the Atlantic Ocean to the south and the Great South Bay to the north.

Along with Cherry Grove, the Pines has earned a reputation of being a safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community. Real estate is the most expensive in this square-mile area, where a large number of prominent people in the world of art and fashion own a property or spend a summer. About a hundred people make it their residence in the winter, but that number swells to as many as five thousand during the summer months.

The Pines comprises approximately 650 single-family homes, including some of the priciest, most distinct and extremely sleek residences on Fire Island and about two-thirds of its swimming pools. It is also the only community on Fire Island that has a 100-unit, six-building cooperative condominium complex, located between Atlantic and Harbor Walks.

Apart from its pristine white sandy beaches fronting the bay and the ocean, the Pines also boasts restaurants and bars with spectacular views and its world-famous, non-stop nightlife. Among these is the Pavilion with its stunning architecture greeting guests as they approach the harbor. This area is lined with many other establishments and services, such as shops, indoor and outdoor fitness facilities and a hotel. Several other accommodations and rentals dot the Pines area.

The area also features a 7,500-square-foot community center named Whyte Hall, which holds most of the community activities and theatrical productions and is occupied by an auditorium, a medical facility, library and the post office. Events held in the community include cocktail parties, benefits and other social functions, including the annual Pines Party, Fire Island Dance Festival, Ascension Party, and the Invasion of the Pines.

General Information

Township: Town of Brookhaven | Farmingville, New York

County: Suffolk County


Classification: Hamlet

Chamber of Commerce: Greater Fire Island Pines Chamber of Commerce

LIRR Train Station/Schedule:
The LIRR serves Fire Island Pines via the Station.
Travel time to Manhattan, Penn Station is about
1 hour 16 minutes to 1 hour 36 minutes.

Fire Island Pines, NY home with a deck and water view


Water District
Suffolk County Water Authority

Gas Company(s)
PSEG Long Island
National Grid

Electric Company(s)
PSEG Long Island

Cable/ Phone/ TV/ Internet Provider(s)
Verizon Fios


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Beaches & Parks

The Pines community and its pristine beaches are among the protected components of the 30-square-mile Fire Island National Seashore. Aside from beach swimming, it offers an assortment of summer recreational activities, such as surfing, kayaking, hiking, nature photography, ranger-guided programs and other special events. Beachcombing, birdwatching, botanizing, and sometimes even cross-country skiing may also be enjoyed in the winter. The National Seashore consists of almost the entire island, from Fire Island Lighthouse to Smith Point County Park, and all the small communities in between, including the Pines.

Barrett Beach Park is one the smallest attractions on Fire Island, and among the most remote and hardest to access. It has the basic beach park amenities, such as picnic and playground areas, a boat dock, boardwalk, and bathrooms. Along with magnificent seaside views and nature walks, visitors benefit from park ranger-led programs on a variety of topics. It is located in the area once known as Talisman, which used to be a summer hotspot for an upscale international clientele, and once regarded as the “jewel” of Long Island.

The Schools

The Pines is served by the Fire Island School District, with Woodhull School being the only school in the district. Located in the neighborhood of Corneille Estates, immediately west of the Village of Ocean Beach, Woodhull School serves students from Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade. The Bay Shore Schools and the Islip School District are the two options available for middle and high school students of the Fire Island School District.


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