Ocean Beach is a village in the town of Islip, on Fire Island, in Suffolk County, New York. Fire Island is barrier island which is 32 miles long, a quarter mile wide, and parallels Long Island. Ocean Beach is an hour from Manhattan and a half hour ferry ride from Bay Shore which lies across Great South Bay. As of the 2010 census, Ocean Beach had a population of 79. Ocean Beach became an incorporated village in 1921. Fire Island’s first elementary school was opened in Ocean Beach in 1918.
Fire Island can be accessed by car although automobile travel on the island is restricted. Fire Island ferries, water taxis, and private boats are all available to transport visitors to Fire Island. Water taxis provide easy access to other Fire Island communities. The island can also be reached by foot or bicycle. Ocean Beach is popular with weekenders and tourists who enjoy the variety of shops, restaurants, and vibrant nightlife available on the island. Art galleries are a big attraction on the island. Fire Island has ice cream parlors, restaurants, a movie theater, and stunning beaches. During warmer weather, residents enjoy open air concerts, outdoor craft fairs, and evenings on the beach. All of the water sports you might expect are available such as swimming, boating, surfing, windsurfing, or just basking in the sun. The community was once a favorite of celebrities and notables such as Fanny Brice of Ziegfeld Follies fame, actor and director Carl Reiner, and legendary actor, comedian,and filmmaker Mel Brooks.
Ocean Beach harkins to an earlier time when people strolled casually on the beach and browsed quaint shops at their leisure. Ocean beach is a beautiful community which serves as the heart of Fire Island. Life in Ocean Beach is casual and relaxed. Single family homes and lots represent the real estate currently available on Ocean Beach and can be found in remarkable neighborhoods such as Ocean Bay Park. The average price for a lot on Ocean Beach is around $1,250,000. The average listing price for a single-family home in Ocean Beach is around $942,097 but prices can go up from there to $1,999,674.
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