Fire Island National Seashore, New York, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Fire Island National Seashore, New York, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Fire Island National Seashore, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Fire Island National Seashore, New York, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Fire Island National Seashore, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Fire Island National Seashore, New York, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Fire Island National Seashore, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Fire Island National Seashore, New York, United States of America by month

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January

If you go to Fire Island National Seashore in January, you will notice that it is frosty and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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February

February in Fire Island National Seashore is frosty and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to high 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

March in Fire Island National Seashore is cold and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

April in Fire Island National Seashore is crisp and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

If you visit Fire Island National Seashore during May, you may find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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June

June in Fire Island National Seashore is warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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July

If you go to Fire Island National Seashore in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

August in Fire Island National Seashore is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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September

September in Fire Island National Seashore is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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October

October in Fire Island National Seashore is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 60% range on average.

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November

In November, Fire Island National Seashore can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Fire Island National Seashore, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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December

December in Fire Island National Seashore can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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Activities for Fire Island National Seashore, New York, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Fire Island National Seashore.

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