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Robert Moses State Park, the only part of the island that’s accessible by car, lies at the westernmost end and features wide, soft-sand beaches with mellower crowds than those at Jones Beach...
If you want to skip the scene altogether and just get back to nature, enjoy a hike through the Sunken Forest, a 300-year-old forest, with its own ferry stop (called Sailor’s Haven)...
At the eastern end of Fire Island, the 1300-acre preserve of Otis Pike Fire Island Wilderness includes a beach campground at Watch Hill; just beware of the fierce mosquitoes and overly inquisitive deer...
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