Davis Park is a family-friendly community located on New York’s Fire Island. A holiday rental home in Davis Park will put you close to all the best that Fire Island has to offer.
The beaches provide the opportunity for all manner of summer fun including swimming, tubing, boating and more. Boating is very popular here. Many residents have their own boats and there are various types of boat rentals available for those on holiday. Sea kayaking and surfing are other popular choices. Surfers visit the area throughout the year – including during the winter when the waters are freezing. Of course, unless you are a diehard surfer, you are may want to do your surfing during the summer months. Hiking, cycling, fishing excursions and wildlife spotting are other options.
There are a few interesting attractions located right on Fire Island. The Sunken Forest is one of the largest seaside forests on the eastern coast of the United States. This forest is great for hiking and is a favourite spot for bird watchers. Other wildlife, such as deer, is also commonly spotted. During the summer months, guided tours are available in the forest. The Fire Island Lighthouse was constructed in 1857. For many immigrants coming to America, this was one of the first lights they would see as the ships they were on made their way past the island and on to New York City.
When you visit Davis Park you will find chilly winters and warm summers that are perfect for enjoying the beach and all manner of outdoor activities. During the winter the average low temperatures are between -5° and 3° C and the average highs are between 3° and 10° C. It begins to warm up during the spring with average lows of 5° to 10° C and average highs of 14° to 20° C. During the summer, the average lows are 16° to 19° C and the average highs are 25° to 28° C. There is between 86 and 113 mm of precipitation per month. During the winter, some of this may be snow.
The closest airport to Davis Park is Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP), located just a few kilometres from Davis Park. From there you will have to take a ferry to Fire Island to complete your journey. No cars are allowed on Fire Island. Residents and visitors get around by golf cart or bicycle. Many find that the lack of cars adds to the charm of the island.