Multi-day Minimum Rates for advance holiday & weekend reservations are waived for same day reservations (only apply for advance reservations but Dockwa cannot automate). If you need an adjustment please check-in with a dock attendant or the Dockmaster to make certain your bill is adjusted.
Visitor services are open 7 days per week including snack bar, restaurant & bar with frozen cocktails, scoop ice cream and general store. Live Music every weekend including shoulder season.
2020 Shoulder Rates $2.50 / ft * - Weekend & Holiday Rate (F,S,S) $1 / ft - Weekday Rate (M,T,W,T) $9 / ft - Weekly Rate (22%+ discount)
Watch Hill SPECIAL – 15% of total dock bill voucher for Food & Beverage for any three (3) to six (6) consecutive day stays (this special replaces the old Weekender, Mid-week and Sunday Brunch specials). F&B voucher must be used during your current stay (expires upon departure). * Single night advance weekend reservations allowable in Shoulder Season except for three (3) day minimum rate on Memorial Day weekend for advance reservations only but does not apply for first come first serve in unreserved slips.
2020 Summer Rates (June 19 through September 7) $3 / ft * - Weekend Rate (F,S,S & Holidays) $1.50 / ft - Weekday Rate (M,T,W,T) $12 / ft - Weekly Rate (20%+ discount) $14 / ft - Weekly Rate Holidays (15%+ discount)
Watch Hill SPECIAL – 15% of total dock bill voucher for Food & Beverage for any three (3) to six (6) consecutive day stays (this special replaces the old Weekender, Mid-week and Sunday Brunch specials). F&B voucher must be used during your current stay (expires upon departure).
Escape to Watch Hill -- Long Island's National Park Want the beauty, outdoors and remoteness of Montauk without all the fuss? Discover Fire Island's most extensive salt marsh, the beauty of the barrier island's beaches and dunes, and the solitude of a seaside wilderness at this National Park Service site.
A great family destination, Watch Hill is located on the western edge of the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness, directly across the Great South Bay from Patchogue, Long Island. It is accessible by Watch Hill Ferry, private boat, and foot only.
From May to mid-October, the Watch Hill area offers a visitor center, family campground and glamping (safari style luxury camping in platform tents), ranger-led interpretive programs (including FREE guided canoe trips and seining for the kids), a 168-slip transient marina with water, electric, and pump-out station; a small convenience general store, snack bar, self-guiding nature trail, picnic area, lifeguarded beach (lifeguards summer only), restrooms, and bathhouse.
The Watch Hill Marina can accommodate boats with beams between 10 and 18 feet and a five foot draft. The majority of slips are 10 - 14 feet wide. Many of the slips, 75%, have electric and water (extra fee charged). There is a 14-day limit for each stay but reserve as often as you'd like. A limited number of slips are available for seasonal rentals. Book your reservation with us today!
SEASON SLIPS are available at Watch Hill. For more info - https://www.lovefins.com/seasonal-slips/
Whalehouse Restaurant & Bar – hasn't been more open! All Food & Beverage Services will be open 7 days per week with our Food Truck & Beach Bar Tent.
Live Music, Programming & Kid's Birthday Parties in the National Park We have live music scheduled for most weekends summer and shoulder seasons. We have scheduled three @fishguyphotos multi-media wildlife presentations at Sailors Haven and three more at Watch Hill. All ages love the programs all about wildlife in FINS -- Exploring Long Island's Underwater World, Birding with the Fish Guy, From Plankton to Whales-Why Our Waters Are Worth Protecting, and Long Island's White Shark Research!
Children Birthday Parties in the Park are our exciting new offering for children to enjoy their birthday day not only at the beach but in a National Park, learning about its resources. Contact us for affordable packages that include lunch and ice cream under our shaded pavilion at the Sassyfras. Party times may be coordinated with free National Seashore interpretive ranger guided programming such as seining and the Sunken Forest nature walk, hands on interpretive FINS Visitor Center and, of course, becoming a Junior Ranger!
Dogs are Welcome! Dogs are not permitted on the ocean beach at Watch Hill from the Life Guard area & east but are permitted west of and all other areas of the facility. Pets must always be leashed, and you're required to properly dispose of your pet's excrement.
Enjoy all Fire Island has to Offer but Affordably Water taxi service to western towns is available by request.
Sailors Haven and Watch Hill are two of the more affordable marinas on Fire Island without the resident restrictions of Atlantique and Davis Park.
Boating Clubs We welcome all boating clubs and power squadrons and can provide catering and great value. Please contact us for special events.
Catering & Special Events We are authorized by FINS to do special events from birthdays & anniversaries, non-profits, company picnics, boating clubs, graduation parties, and engagements to weddings. Please contact us for special events.
Weekend & Holiday "Minimum Rates"
Allow us to clarify our weekend rates. There are NO rate minimums for same-day bookings in the peak summer season nor is there ever a rate minimum for advance or same-day bookings in the shoulder seasons, except for Memorial Day weekend. In other words, FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE boaters can book one weekend night on a summer weekend or reserve day of. If the sun’s out, swing by!
Additionally, as indicated in the Cancellation Policy (link below), for advance reservations for 4th of July & Labor Day holiday weeks your initial deposit is refundable (minus the $10 non-refundable reservation fee) only if you cancel fourteen (14) days or more prior to your reservation arrival time and the regular cancellation schedule for partial refunding of initial deposit does not apply. No shows without cancellation prior to arrival time are still subject to the full reservation payment for these two holiday periods as with any reservation.
Love Watch Hill! The updates are fanstatic and the location can't be beat. We will be back
Great place to spend the summer and fall! Doug and Lee are awesome!
The marina and dock master John was great, weather turned out great, food, drinks, and music made the Columbus Day weekend just perfect.
Beautiful natural spot. We had a great time. Loved the music and the food truck. Sunrise at the ocean is priceless. Can't wait to go back. Dockwa makes it so easy to reserve a slip.
We LOVE Watch Hill The staff is Awesome and they keep the marina in excellent condition Thanks Doug, John and Staff
Sad about the restaurant burning down. You need to bring provisions for the entire stay during the week. The weekend has a barbecue and bar. We hope they rebuild quickly. Go support them!!! The beach is beautiful as are the views and wildlife. The ocean was fierce this time. ! Bring repellent. The little suckers are still out there!
Very nice. Doug and Lee go out of their way to accommodate boaters. The marina is clean and well maintained as are the bathrooms and showers. To compensate for the recent loss of the on site restaurant, they arranged for an outside (under a tent) BBQ and bar on Saturday. Very well done!
First time there - very nice facilities- we had a good lunch at the restaurant.
This labor day weekend was wonderful Doug is doing a great job with the marina. Our stay was amazing, we love it there and the dock master John is a great person he always is there ready to help out and the team of people he has working for him are great. We can't wait to return...
Excellent. Staff came out to help us dock. They walked around over the weekend asking if we needed ice. The restaurant staff is welcoming and professional. Chef Al offers a tasty menu. We love Watch Hill.
Excellent trip with all 18 of us going to a very good dinner at the Whale House. John and Anthony did a great job of keeping us in slip B7 - you can let Aiden know we fit there very well - so we could be near our cruising friends - even with the wind. DJ/guitarist was great on Sun PM.
The weather was great. the staff was even better. had visitors come and we had dinner at the restaurant . Lots of fun. small electric problem, but manageable. See you next year
docks and facilities met my expectations. People at restaurant were very accommodating and we had a very good experience. Negatives include, the lack of wifi. I need to keep in touch with my business, even when I'm away. Lack of wifi makes this difficult and stops me from spending more time at Watch Hill. The other major negative was the mosquitos. More needs to be done to control them. We were unable to spend much time on the deck due to the constant onslaught of the bugs. I was upset when I learned that a girl scout offered to donate bat houses as her badge project, and they were refused. Bats might be a good start to the control of the insects. Please reconsider. the addition of bat houses does not affect the natural order of Watch Hill and could help.
Great marina. They did an awesome job redoing it. Very friendly atmosphere
Some new improvements to docking. Mosquitoes are terrible, DON'T forget your bug spray. Would of been nice if they had spent some money on the restrooms.
Excellent. John the Marina Dock master. Is very helpful. The marina is well kept and very scenic
We really enjoyed our stay. The bathrooms were clean, the restaurant was very good as well. We came for lunch, dessert, after dinner drinks. We got to enjoy movie night on Thursday night. We came mid-week Tuesday- Friday to escape the crowds. My family really enjoyed this marina compared to other parts of Fire Island and other marinas Because the docks and facilities were newly updated (after Superstorm Sandy) and because it was quiet, peaceful and the park itself was left undeveloped and natural so we could enjoy more of the beach and wildlife. The teenage dock staff were left on duty midweek and were a bit disorganized. We pretty much handled the docking ourselves.
The place is so peaceful and the staff so friendly plus we learned about the park from the Park Rangers. I would highly recommend this marina & park to everyone!
Awesome time we will be back Beautiful beach
Great slips! Good staff & Beach is amazing :)
Great weekend, perfect weather. Plenty of friendly people
Dockhand met us at our reserved slip and had an electrical adapter ready for us . Breezy conditions so no mosquitoes . Had a great rum punch at the outdoor bar to live music and a lobster roll the next day for lunch at the restaurant. Add in the ocean beach just over the boardwalk plus wildlife and it makes for a great weekend.
Excellent time and the restaurant was Great food was very good and the service was great had excellent time but the restaurant service was a very slow Doug and the entire staff were excellent
Great marina very friendly and helpful staff
Restaurant staff was very friendly and responsive, food was ok, would have liked a little more variety, marina is great but could not deal with the mosquitos. Would be there 2-3 times a month if they got the bugs under control. I am retired and live in Moriches and boat over to Westhampton Beach every week during the summer.
Friendly people, nicely slower paced environment, plenty of natural surroundings and wild animal life.
The Watch Hill Location is a priceless treasure and the Team who has taken over the contract for running the Facilities is working hard to bring more and better services to the boating community. Issues from last year, power, lack of WIFI, high dockage rates, consignment "start up mode" have been solved and even many fewer mosquitoes (very few), which this location, in the past has been famous for. A very good menu and equally good service at the restaurant allowed us that option as well. Doug, Lee and their Team are doing a great job developing this location. We actually extended our stay several days and received a multiple day discount which was greatly appreciated. Other marina's on Fire Island can be a bit wild on the week-ends but Watch Hill has been able to maintain a balance of folks, older and young that provide a good mesh.... only one request to folks seeking dockage... please keep the political flags in the lockers please.... lets allow all to enjoy without bringing that element of "life" into the fold..... Thanks and thumbs up! MV "Patience"
Excellent stay! Everyone was accommodating! Doug, Tom, Bobby and staff were incredible! Great tours by the park rangers. This National Seashore park/marina is a real gem. Way under under utilized!! Definitely returning!
Great service and the personnel are very friendly and helpful. We love the family atmosphere.
Had the right slip for our boat,park rangers very friendly.Will return there soon.
We have been "regulars" at Watch Hill for many years. We love the atmosphere here and usually spend all day at the beach. The new owners have brought many improvements including assistance docking, "glamping" and clean bathrooms. However, the mosquito problem remains and actually seems worse. I know there is not much that can be done since it is federal land, but, this must be a health hazard!
The only complaints we have are the mosquitoes. Bring plenty of insect repellent and avoid being outdoors at dawn and dusk. Also we were disappointed that the band canceled Friday night. It would have been nice to have music while staying at the marina.Everything else was wonderful. Thanks to the new management and staff!
Stayed 8 nights over the July 4th holiday week. So quiet and peaceful. Thank you for a great week. See you soon.
A Great time again. Tom and Doug are working very hard and doing a excellent job. New upgrades every time I stay. Heading back in a few weeks and we can't wait !
A great marina. New concessionaire is doing a great job.
What a great place, these guys stepped it up for 2019.
It was an amazing stay largely due to the tremendous dockmaster’s!
Still my favorite beach on fire island. New manager is making a difference with new picnic tables, corn hole games, horseshoe pits, and live music & DJ on weekends.
Couldn't have been better!! The whole marina felt new and clean. The staff from John at the dock to Tom to the waitstaff (our Saturday morning waitress was our Saturday afternoon bartender - great personality) cou;ldnt have been friendlier
John & his dock hands are right on their game. Help is there if needed. The staff is welcoming & friendly. Tom The Kitty Whooo
Marina is great, music entertainment was great. restaurant service is horrible. Waited way too long to get Poorly made drinks. Ordered drinks and waited over 20 minutes and still did not get them. Had same issue last season, thought you would've worked that bug out. Beer selection is minimal.
Always enjoy our family time at Watch Hill. Can’t wait for the free WiFi for boaters
Marina conditions are pretty good. I would’ve given it 5 stars but the bathrooms leave a little to be desired. Also, the showers are located further from the marina and they are cold water only. Not the best but for the price, can’t complain. Local store and food was pretty good.
Excellent time. Be back in two weeks.
very nice stay no issues
Staff could not be nicer...on the dock or at the restaurant....clean facilities...fellow boaters were considerate as far as noise... we will be back
Great place , fantastic staff, very inviting. Well managed facility
Beautiful marina. Staff very friendly.
Thank you Tom, Doug, Maya, Emily & John.
Were there this past weekend to attend the Friends of Watch Hill's big dinner party. What a group of fun people! We had a blast from Fri night through Sat night. The Corn Hole competition was a fun time for all competitors. So many laughs were had as we played and no one spilled their drink once! Already looking forward to next year as a member! Thanks to Whalehouse Point for the party food, fun bar, and their magnanimous gift of a week's stay at the marina as top prize in the raffle! Bill
New concessionaire is doing great. Bar and restaurant were great. As usual - mosquitoes were tough. But still a fabulous spot!
Don’t let the number of stars fool you. The marina and amenities are great as well as the employees and park rangers. The issue is all with the mosquito problem. They need to do something other then using the propane tanks. It’s not working. Your experience is miserable when all you do is fight off the bugs. There is a great opportunity to have something special but when the entire time is fighting off pests and wondering if your coming home with West Nile virus it ruins the time. Fix that and the place is great. The bathrooms also need to be updated. But that will come I’m sure.
We had a great 3 night stay, Doug was very help full and went out of his way to make sure things were good. Will go back next year.
Watch Hill is a great place. I have been going there for over 40 years. Doug and his crew have done a fantastic job running the marina this year. They have stepped up to try to give their patrons a nice experience. The renovation of the docks after "Sandy damage" and years of wear and tear was a success. Some minor electrical issues at the beginning of the season appear to have been fixed. The renovation should have included new bathroom facilities. The current bathroom are totally inadequate for the number of persons attemping to use them. The staff does a good job of cleaning but you can't clean old rusty fixtures. . They need replacement now. The Parks Service also needs to step up to solve the mosquito problem. The bugs have taken over Watch Hill. Last weekend was the worst I have seen it in at least 10 years. It's time to spray the area to control the mosquitos. It's nice to have an ecological balance but humans are becoming the endangered species at Watch Hill.
No need to beat the mosquito issue to death but it’s terrible. We’ve been going to Watch Hill for the last 7 years and can’t remember it being that bad during the day. It was so bad we decided to not get killed cooking. So we decided to eat in the restaurant. That was a bad decision. The doors were open so where do you think mosquito’s were...all over the walls. The food was mediocre at best. They turn the same thin small burger from the outside grill into a “fancy” gourmet burger by adding bacon and Gorgonzola cheese...and charge more than double the price. My recommendation would be to cook yourself and save the money.
Love Watch Hill during the week when its not so crazy.
marina is fine, staff was great. bugs were out of control. grew up going there never remember it that bad. would not go back until after the weather cools or earlier next season.
Beautiful weekend and the marina has worked all all the kinks from the construction. Now if they could only do something about the mosquitos.
Thank you Aiden. Very helpful and courteous.
We had a great time! Even though we had a couple days of stormy weather we still enjoyed every day of our visit! It's actually fun to be here during a passing storm. It makes it exciting and adventurous!! 😳 The family running Watch Hill is super nice and friendly! They really seem to want to do whatever it takes to make people happy and want to vacation here!! The nicest part is, they really seem to care! 😊 I do wish the National Parks would renovate the bathrooms and showers!! That would make everyone's visit more enjoyable!! 😉 We will be back again one more time before the season ends!! Jennie -Babylon Village
We didn’t have electric, as promised. Also waited 1.5 hours in restaurant to be served dinner and left without ever being served. Terrible service. Disappointed as we have been loyal watch hill visitors for many many years.
Still power issues.. and expensive. Staff did all they could. GFI too sensitive on dock side. Very little to choose from on menu at restaurant. All employees were very friendly 👍
First time back since they reopened. Met the new “owners“, very nice and want the place to succeed. Have their teenage kids helping and they are a real nice family. Didn’t have any problems with the electric but heard others did. They are fixing it with the government. Out of their control. The restaurant food was delicious. I had a steak and it was one of the best I’ve had. Other items on the menu very good too. They also had nice music Friday and Sat night Only downside was the loss of the tiki bar, again out of their control. Some dip Sh$t in the government got rid of this and owners are trying to get it back. If I had to do over again, I wouldn’t have booked for 7 days because of new cancel policy — would only have booked for 3 or 4 then would have done day to day payments to give me flexibility to leave early if the weather changes. Give Watch Hill a try, still the same relaxing place. Owners are around and want to hear feedback to make it better — what more can you ask. Will be back to enjoy it again soon. Thanks for the great week.
WE HAD A SMALL PROBLEM WITH THE GFI SYSTEM THAT THEY INSTALLED BUT WAS ABLE TO FIGURE IT OUT SO AFTER MY FIRST 30MINS OF NO POWER DOUG WAS ON THE PROBLEM AND GOT THE BOAT POWER!!! MY STAY WAS THE BEST I HAD IN MANY YEARS THE NEW STAFF CANNT DO ENOUGH FOR U GEORGE KREPPEIN LINDENHURST NY 631 226 1448 I HAVE BEEN COMING THERE SINCE 1992
We used to frequent WatchHill. Then they closed it to do repair work after Sandy. Some of the electric boxes are not working. The bathrooms are the same, no improvements. The docks are in very good condition. However, the rest of the place is underperforming. The mosquitoes are unbearable. A simple walk back from the beach and I was covered in dozens of bites. Sit on the dock and get chewed. Tried to escape the mosquitos by going to the restaurant / bar. The bar and restaurant have NO Air Conditioning or fans or music. Sit and sweat while eating. How can anyone expect to sit and eat or have a drink in a sweatbox? So socializing is pretty much out. No dock parties (bugs). No restaurant (sweat). No bar (no music & sweat). No walks to the beach (bugs). Sad to see this beautiful destination lack the appeal it used to have.
The new docks were great. The staff are all kids and no experience but I guess that’s all they can afford. The restaurant had no a/c and no fans. So impossible to eat there. Also $15 drinks! I do t think so! When my boat is 100 feet away stocked with alcohol I am going there before spending $15 for a drink. They do have a happy hour between four and six. But also extremely hot underneath the awning with no fans so I’m not going to sit at the bar whether it be inside or out and sweat my albutt off and spend $15 a drink. This will never last whoever took over this restaurant. Went to go get coffee this morning at the small café and was sweating my butt off. I sujested an umbrella for the people that are waiting. So we will see. The beach was beautiful and the sunsets are incredible . I will be back but would love to use the restaurant maybe the owner will read these reviews and do something about it if not I really do believe this will never last for them.
Besides the rates going up 50%. 1/2 the power towers didnt work which made it so the boats I went with couldnt stay together. The service at the restaurant was beyond bad and the mosquito infestation made it so you couldnt leave your boat from dusk until mid morning
Our recent stay at Watch Hill marina was ruined by mosquitos. The Park Services refusal to do anything to control these disease carrying pests defies reason. Millions of tax dollars were spent to renovate the marina but the overwhelming swarms of mosquitos render much of it unusable. To walk to the beach or use most of the park's other natural attractions is a painful and dangerous task. The marina is nice, the staff is very accommodating. and the location is outstanding. All of this is overshadowed by relentless swarms of mosquitos.
The main breaker for my slip kept tripping. Not at the slip but at the main box. I had to have the staff reset it at least 10 times over two days. I was forced to use my generator one night because it was racing and I couldn’t open the windows and I lost power at 1 AM. Hard to believe this brand new electrical system is already failing. Absolutely nothing wring with the boat. I have no issues with this at my home marina or at west Hampton we’re i stayed last weekend. Love watch hill but extremely disappointed
Magnificent, immaculate, new docks, nice staff, great drinks at the bar, went to dinner in Davis Park 5 stars, - all boardwalk to get to Davis Park, beach pristine! NO PUMP-OUT WORKING! . They definitely need to fix this. Pump-out boat only comes on weekends. Showers cold FYI, we used our boat shower. Other than the pump out Watch Hill is a great vacation spot! Don't forget you need a 50 amp adapter here if you want electric.
The Marina looks great and the staff, dock master John , the reservationist Drew and the crew in the snack bar, couldn't have been more pleasant and accommodating. The weather held out and we had a great time this past weekend. We are looking forward to spending more getaways there this summer. Thanks again to all involved in getting this wonderful marina up and running again this summer. WELL DONE!!!!
We stayed 14 days, and had a wonderful time. The dockmaster John was very pleasant and accommodating. The new electrical system is reliable, but very sensitive. If a boat tripped their slip circuit breaker he worked with them to show them what was happening on their boat. The new concessionairs- Doug & Tom are very hospitable and are eager to meet any needs. They have hired numerous people, chefs, sous chefs servers, etc. and are teaching them to be customer friendly. The outdoor snack bar had lots of great choices, and the new full diner menu is wonderful. Of course, the beach, the clamming, the bay were so much fun. Highly recommend staying. We will return for sure.
The slip they told me 2 days prior D23 was already given to another boat. Told me to go to another slip but was too small. Gave me a slip without side access. Told me I would receive a 50 % discount because of their mistake but still haven’t yet. Very unprofessional and unorganized.
Firstly we paid cash for a slip at the marina because the reservation did not go through. Then we were charged through dockwa. We have called to rectify the charges but have not heard back. The marina had a power outage which I know was out of their control, but the outage caused our battery charger in our boat to fry. Now we need to buy a new $400. Battery charger to replace it.
Best boating day of the season! Happy to see watchhills reopen and worry free docking. Beautiful fire island seashore is spectacular and watchhill makes for a memorable experience!
Seasoned boater. Docked at D30 No numbers on dockside. Stayed 2 nights. Just extended another day. Beautiful here
the docks & electric were very nice since they just renovated them. Bathrooms were old & falling apart. people were very friendly.
Marina re-opened after a long renovation. Aside from some fresh wood around the visitors center and new electric posts there wasn't much of a noticeable difference. Boats near us on B dock were having electric issues but we had good electric all weekend. Disappointed to learn that the Tiki bar will not be opening again. Reservation system worked well.
Arrived at Marina on Friday to find, they had no 50 amp pigtails. When then went up to the store to find the snack shack was not open, the store had beer only and the restaurant was not going to be open. An 50 amp cord arrived 3 hours later that day. Was very surprised to find on a holiday weekend that they were so unprepared. Very dissatisfied with how it went. The only thing that went smooth was the increased rates charged to my credit card.