The Cottage at Sailors Haven

Fire Island National Seashore

The secluded Sailors Haven Cottage provides visitors with a unique Fire Island experience. Just a short walk from the beach, the nearby town of Cherry Grove, and the globally rare Sunken Forest, the Sailors Haven House provides for a sensational and rustic getaway. The Sailors Haven House is a small single bedroom, single bathroom cottage that can house 2-4 guests comfortably and requires at least a 6 night stay. Tucked away in a quiet corner of Fire Island National Seashore visitors are bound to enjoy this relaxing stay.

Beds included: one queen-size bed; one full-size sofabed.

Pillows, blankets, and fans are included. Bed sheets and towels are not provided.

Kitchen is fully equipped including: microwave, oven, range, coffeemaker, blender, toaster, pots/ pans, eating utensils and plates.

Deck with an outdoor shower and grill.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The Sailors Haven Cottage is situated near some of the most astounding natural landscapes Fire Island has to offer. Notable features include the gorgeous and secluded Atlantic Ocean beach, the calm and bounteous Great South Bay, and the exceptionally rare "Sunken Forest," one of just two maritime holly forests on Earth. Enjoy the cooling breeze of ocean salt-spray as you observe deer, foxes, birds, turtles, and other wild animals. 

Nearby Attractions

The Sailors Haven Cottage is situated near several popular attractions such as the Sassyfras Cafe at Sailors Haven Marina, the Sailors Haven General Store, Sailors Haven Visitor Center, the globally rare Sunken Forest, and the historic town of Cherry Grove.


The Sailors Haven Cottage offers numerous opportunities for exciting and enjoyable recreation. Guests can utilize the nearby lifeguarded beach (lifeguard hours are seasonally dependent), hike through the swale or Sunken Forest, go clamming in the Great South Bay, join a Ranger guided program, and/or enjoy the nightlife of the historic nearby town of Cherry Grove.

Contact Information


Division of Administration 120 Laurel St Patchogue NY 11772

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 631-687-4750

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

Accessing the Sailors Haven Cottage is easy, but careful preparation will help your trip run smoothly. Visitors can catch a Ferry from Sayville on Long Island over to Sailors Haven. Once at Sailors Haven, follow the main walk South toward the public bathroom facility. Just after the bathroom head east on the concrete trail that bisects the main walkway. Follow that walkway until you reach another boardwalk trail on the right. Follow the second boardwalk trail around the corner until you come upon the fenced in house on the right side of the trail. Ferry access is also available from the opposite direction at Cherry Grove. 

Sayville Ferry Terminal is located at 41 River Rd in Sayville, New York, 11782. 

By Train: 

Take the LIRR to Sayville Station. Take a shuttle or taxi to the Sayville ferry. 

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