Operated by the Clegg family since 1946, Clegg’s Hotel is located just one block from the sandy shores of Great South Bay, which separates Fire Island from Long Island. If you arrive by ferry at the Ocean Beach terminal, Clegg’s Hotel is only steps away. Thanks to its centralized location, the hotel is an ideal base for exploring the barrier island’s walkways, beaches, and shops.
There are no cars on Fire Island, so the preferred modes of transportation are walking and bicycling. Clegg’s Hotel offers rental bikes to guests—you can easily pedal down to the Fire Island Lighthouse and back. The hotel also provides beach chairs.
The entire hotel is designed to resemble a sailors’ boarding house with simple but comfortable guest rooms. Come morning, enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast featuring breads and pastries from a local bakery.
Highlights of Fire Island, New York
A laid-back alternative to the ritzy Hamptons, the half-mile-wide island is car-free, so you’ll see locals bicycling everywhere.
32 miles of uninterrupted beachfront comprises the Fire Island National Seashore. Head to Watch Hill on the easterly end and hike into the Fire Island High Dune Wilderness to see deer, foxes, and a wide variety of birds.
LGBT-friendly: The communities of Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines feature a number of trendy, gay-friendly bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
Love to travel? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for travel tips, inspiration, and photos from around the world.