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Fire Island Pines

Fire Island Pines

Address Fire Island Pines; NY 11706
Neighbourhood See on map
Subway LIRR to Sayville
Website http://www.thepinesfireisland.com/
Price USD 25 day package with LIRR including transfer and ferry
How to get there

At Penn Station take the Long Island Railroad to Sayville. Upon arrival in Sayville, follow the boys and take the taxis headed towards the ferry. When you arrive at the marina, get in the line for the Fire Island Pines ferry.

Fire Island is over 30 miles of unpopulated and unspoiled land – unspoiled until that queen spilled his drink on you. Every summer Manhattan boys take over the community of Fire Island Pines looking for pool parties, barbecues, white sand and a likely chance of getting some.

As there’s only one tiny (not the rates) hotel, it makes for a special and privileged atmosphere: Either you’ve forked over a princely sum for a rental (easily USD 5,000 and more for a week) or you’re considered, ahem, "nice" enough company to have been invited. The Pines has a lot of big houses, fit boys, and generous older hosts.

If you’re not holding an overnight invitation, then it’s possible to go just for the day, or to rent a room in the cheaper, but more austere, Cherry Grove – just on the other side of the Meat Rack, a short stretch of cruisey forest separating the two communities – which beats the Pines both in lesbian population and accommodation options.

The three main Fire Island parties take place around Independence Day (the Bay Dance), late July (the Pines Party), and mid-August (the Ascension Party). If the ticket prices of these events seem a little step, then any weekend between Memorial Day (last Monday in May) and Labour Day (first Monday in September) will still be busy but work out less pricey. Similarly, hit the bars in Cherry Grove for more relaxed fun and cheaper drinks if the Pines muscle scene gets too posey.