Fire Island is the large center island of the outer barrier islands adjacent to the south shore of Long Island, New York. It is approximately 31 miles (50 km) long and varies between 520 and 1,300 feet (160 and 400 m) wide. Fire Island is part of Suffolk County. It lies within the towns of Babylon, Islip, and Brookhaven, containing two villages and a number of hamlets. All parts of the island not within village limits are part of the Fire Island census-designated place (CDP), which had a permanent population of 292 at the 2010 census, though that expands to hundreds of thousands of residents and tourists during the summer months.
The land area of Fire Island is 9.6 square miles (24.9 km2) Read more