Gay Fire Island. 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.
The Fire Island Hotel & Resort is a beachside hotel accessed by passenger ferry from Bay Shore, New York. Amenities include direct beach access to renowned Fire Island National Seashore, an outdoor pool, Hurricanes tiki bar and grill, coffee shop and tented and al fresco event space.
There are likely no communities in the world with a higher percentage of gay residents than Cherry Grove and Pines, the two neighboring summer resort communities on Fire Island, a barrier island about 50 miles east-southeast of New York City. From May through October, this narrow, shrub-shrouded island buzzes with activity, as thousands of gay and lesbian visitors descend for beach vacations.
Belvedere Guest House for Men, Fire Island's premier accommodation, located on the bay front at Cherry Grove, near Fire Island Pines, a few minutes from one of the world's best beaches. It is in the style of a Venetian Palace, with terraces, towers, domes, statuary, antiques and fountains.
Gay Fire Island: The Pines and Cherry Grove. Unless you've been here before, you've never experienced a place quite like Fire Island. This small barrier island off the south coast of New York's Long Island is home to two thriving gay resort towns: Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines.