Kismet is a small community in Fire Island, and the closest to the Robert Moses State Park and the Fire Island Lighthouse. Pupular with residents who work on the mainland, Kismet can be reached by taking the Robert Moses Causeway from the mainland, or by ferry from Bay Shore. Either way, be aware that Kismet, like all Fire Island communities, is a car-free zone, meaning transport on the island itself is through biking, water taxis, or leg power! Best of all, Kismet is dog-friendly!
With two restaurants and a pizzeria, this community was made for summer fun! Only five main streets stretch from the bay side where the ferry docks to the ocean side, where the beach fun is had. Your dog can romp and play in the sand and water with you, on leash, and only from Labor Day until mid-March. From the peak season of March to Labor Day, piping plovers nest on the ocean beaches of Fire Island, and dogs are prohibited during that time to help protect this native species. Also be sure to keep off the dunes.
You will find plenty of single people, couples, groups, and families heading to this beach, which offers beautiful sands and crystal clear waters. During the summer, it can get quite busy with people heading here to enjoy everything from sunbathing and soaking up the rays to swimming, games, and water activities. You and your dog will love visiting this area, as it has such a great vibe, with everyone here out to relax and have a good time. Be sure to always be pawpared with water to share with your pup, and clean-up bags, and always stoop and scoop. Also note that there are no human bathrooms available on the beach, so plan accordingly.
With plenty to see and do, Kismet Beach is a great choice for a woofderfully relaxed and enjoyable day out with your pooch!