While visiting Fire Island is largely about immersing yourself in an exclusively gay world for a few days, its true appeal is the beautiful surroundings that have been designated a national park. The beaches that line both Cherry Grove and the Fire Island Pines are idyllic and undisturbed, a summer paradise away from New York City choked with tourists.
The beach at Cherry Grove is about half and half gay / lesbian, reflecting the makeup of the community. It's much less sexually charged than the Pines, and the beach itself is not as nice and picturesque. However, you'll find the people easier to approach and meet, you're closer to food services, and there seems to be less irritating jellyfish i...Read More