July 4th weekend is one of my favorites of the whole year. Pure, American fun. Davis Park, NY is where I spent my extended holiday weekend that turned into basically a full week. Davis is located on Fire Island, (off of the south shore of Long Island). This point of Fire Island can be accessed only by ferry or boar, while other areas can be accessed by bridge. You’ve more likely heard of popular locations further west on LI (The Pines or Cherry Grove (leaving Sayville) or OBP, Ocean Beach, Kismet, Fair Harbor, etc leaving from Bay Shore). Davis is a gem though.
Davis is a much smaller community than others on FI with very few shops, restaurants and even homes. TRULY escaping the hustle & bustle. And it’s amazing. No hotels. Most homeowners rent on a weekly basis so the quick, weekend party getaways are to a minimum (obviously not what my friends do — kidding). So Davis is much more “family oriented” for sure with a fun, party scene on weekends.
There’s one bar on the island “The Casino Bar,” one nicer restaurant “The Casino Cafe“, the Harbor Store (where you can purchase everything you forgot), and a beach shack with fried food and ice cream – America’s faves!
DPFI is a hidden gem on the Long Island beach scene. It has that “everybody knows everybody” vibe. It’s raging on the weekends. But it’s extremely peaceful and quiet (the Tuesday after a holiday weekend, after everyone leaves). Overall a great place to visit, check it out!