Flaming Fire Island is the top LGBT resort destination in New York. A thin barrier island off the coast of Long Island, gay and lesbian travelers flock here in droves every year for respite from the hustle and bustle of NYC.
Summer is without a doubt the ideal time to visit Fire Island, when the temperature is usually in the 70s. The warmest month is July and the coldest is January. During the winter months temperatures dip into the 30s.
Fire Island is separated from Long Island by a series of interconnected bays and automobiles are only permitted on the east and west ends. You can get anywhere you need to go by boat, sea plane or ferry (either Bay Shore or Sayville).
While hundreds of thousands of tourists frequent this quaint haven in the summer, Fire Island has a permanent population of just about 500 people. Crime is virtually non-existent, however emergency services are readily available to residents and tourists.