Situated on one of the outer barrier islands of Long Island, Fire Island, in the state of New York is the peaceful hamlet of Ocean Bay Park. An Ocean Bay Park holiday guarantees tranquillity, low-key tourism and no traffic. On top of this, an Ocean Bay Park holiday rental condo will offer spectacular sea views and all of the comforts of home.
Visitors on an Ocean Bay Park holiday will be astounded at the beautiful beaches that the area has to offer. Pure white, unspoilt and uncrowded sand awaits visitors with a range of watersports available including fishing, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, surfing and water skiing. Other activities available in the area include tennis, walking, bird watching and hiking. The magnificent views that can be found on an Ocean Bay Park holiday mean that it is a great subject for enthusiastic painters and photographers too.
If you can bear to leave the comforts of your Ocean Bay Park holiday rental condo, then an hour’s trip north to the town of Oyster Bay is recommended. As well as being the home of the headquarters to the British during the Revolutionary War, Oyster Bay is the location where U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt is buried.
Indeed, Sagamore Hill in the town was the home of Theodore Roosevelt and is now part of a National Historic Site. As well as his son’s house, outbuildings, a pet cemetery, a carriage shed and an ice house, there is a museum in the main house that visitors can enjoy. Also worth a visit at Oyster Bay is the Planting Fields Arboretum which is home to 409 acres of landscaped gardens, greenhouses and the historic Coe Hall.
Visitors on a Southold holiday can expect warm, humid summers and cold winters. The hottest months of the year are June, July and August with daytime temperatures reaching as high as 28°C. The coldest months of the year are December and January, where there can be snowfall of up to 20 inches and maximum temperatures of -5°C during the day. Long Island is also in an area that is prone to thunderstorms and low-scale hurricanes.
Travel to Ocean Bay Park, Long Island For those that choose an Ocean Bay Park holiday, they will arrive at the nearest airport which is Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP), only 16 kilometres away. It should be noted that a water taxi or ferry trip is the only way to reach Ocean Bay Park, once landed, and cars are strictly forbidden. Airlines that offer affordable, regular flights to the area include British Airways, US Airways, BMI, Continental Airlines and United Airlines. Travellers can depart from major UK terminals at airports such as Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN), Aberdeen (ABZ), Gatwick (LGW) and London Heathrow (LHR).