The Budget Single Guys Guide to FireIsland pt 3

Well We come to the End of our Little Budget Guide, Remember this is just one Guys adventures on Fire Island with very Little Cash spent. Mind you I had went with about $300 in my pocket since I was always afraid of missing the last ferry home and having to try and bribe a hotel to let me spend night in the lobby. They really need to Start renting Day rooms out for 1 night visits, Yea they make more money on 2 night stay’s but come on. Also they Need to have Locker’s available for day trippers to keep a bag of like a towel and swimsuit in there for anyone who doesn’t want to carry a bag around with them from bar to bar to bar. Just my opinion anyway.

Ok Last Day Trip to Fire Island we cut out the Middle Man and went Straight over via Ferry To Ocean Beach or as some call it the Land of No. Now they have gotten looser with the laws there now and are not as strict but still have no problem ticketing you if you step out of line, or so I am told.

Arriving In Ocean Beach at 9 am this one Saturday there was a threat of a Large storm in the evening hours so I had to watch the weather. I went to the beach for a while, swam in the warm ocean waters before heading into town to hit Castaways For some Wings and Beer. Now one Note on Castaway’s, The Food is delicious as I spoke to a few customer’s around me but the Hostess was smoking Hot as all the waitress’. Now I am absolutely sure they were 18-23 years old but definitely pretty ladies. Spent $20 here for Lunch before walking around Ocean Beach for a hour checking the Stores, People watching which I do alot. Flirting with Woman and asking questions, where to one point there was one girl who was being such a B**ch to people I introduced myself from the radioshow and asked her boyshort’s or thongs and watched as she lifted her skirt to show me. Now remember earlier I said the Land of No Got lenient until you stepped out of line? Well here is when I got to see a Police Officer In action come out and give this girl a Stern Talking to for standing in the middle of the Town and exposing her Underwear. I grinned and walked away, revenge was a bit sweet.

Then News Came in, the Storm was Fast approaching Earlier and they were advising people to leave the island SOON if they did Not have a place to stay on the Island. That Cut my adventure down, so I went by Houser’s again and notedĀ  there was only about 4 people in bar 3 guys and 1 girl not including the bartender and nobody out back. I checked Maguire’s which was so packed with people I was told wait to get to the Bar was 1 hour. I walked over to Island Mermaid which was busy and looked inviting and again told wait to get into the restaurant was 1 hour and the bar was packed that There was no way to drink anything without spilling it.

I decided to take a short walk, (will I ever Learn??) From Ocean Beach thru Seaview to Ocean Bay Park and Flynn’s. The Place was Jamming with good music and a small crowd that was increasing every 10 minutes. But it was definitely populated by the younger 21-27 crowd. I bought myself a beer and sat out on the deck people watching, I flirted with a few woman, who couldn’t be bothered to flirt back before I had a group of girl’s sitting at a table next to me all discussing cheating on their boyfriends. Yes I was so impressed I commented and Left. I went back to Ocean Beach which by the way is only a short 30 min walk from Flynn’s in Ocean Bay Park.

Then I found the Place…Sandbar…Band was setting up, tables were out and was fully of people eating and drinking Rocket Fuel (which I am upset about not getting to try again this summer). But as I sat at a table checking out the waitress’ butt I was shocked when she turned around and I saw this Sexy Young Lady who works at Gold’s Gym PT as a second job working there. Now this girl is a young College Girl with a Rocking Sexy body and more talkative then she was at the Gym. But I was so shocked by seeing Her I did not even manage to get the words together to even attempt to ask her out. Although I must admit she works out alot cause her Butt was dead sexy. She is a sweet girl and Asked how long I was staying because someone else told her they were telling people to take the Next ferry off the island if they didn’t have a room. I was tempted to comment but was too nice of a guy. I paid my tab, said Goodbye and left for the 3pm Ferry Home. Total for the Day $56

Now there were other times I wanted to go back before The end of the Summer But I could never find out the best places or times to go, The Hotels and Inn were all expensive and wanted you to spend minimum of 2 nights for over $260 plus If I was going back I had to decide whether goto the beach with just swimsuit under my shorts and a towel and later throwing out the towel or just going over in afternoon from 5-7pm for drinks before taking last ferry back. Either way I managed to make 3 visits to Fire Island for about $60-70 a day. Not bad.

So we Look forward to hearing people’s fire island, NY Stories or any crazy summer beach story you have. Or if you attended Flynn’s Swimsuit Contest we want to hear from you since we missed it due to the forecast of a storm that never came. Send us your stories via comments or email’s or photo’s.

 

The Budget Single Guys Guide to FireIsland pt 2

The First Part of our Guide mostly Consisted of Kismet. Now in Part 2 We Delve into going a bit more east, This is the point where I can NOT stress Enough to carry a bottle of water with you when you go exploring or walking and you will see why in a Moment.

The Next Trip to Fire Island in July started from the Bay Shore Marina at 10:00 Am to Kismet. Our Goal was to walk to the next town and what better way then walking the beach. Right? Boy was I wrong This part I considered the Nightmare. I got off the Ferry at Kismet, Stopped at the Inn to buy a bottle of water and then headed out to the beach and walked east a few miles….
1 Hours Later While STILL walking on the beach east I saw some signs of life, a few sun bather’s to told me it was a short distance to the next big town Ocean Beach. Great so i continued to Walk….and walk….and walk…an additional 1 1/2 hour later (this equals 2 1/2 hrs walking) I arrived on the Beach of Ocean Beach. Tired, sore, and to the point of dehydrated I walked the extra 10 minutes into the town of ocean beach directly walking into the Pizza shop the first place I saw had 2 slices and a Large soda. Feeling Sated I decided to walk around and find a place to have lunch…Yes that was not a Typo and believe me after walking that far you work up an appetite.
Now in Ocean Beach I Discovered Castaways which was a nice Restaurant/BarĀ  with very pretty waitress’ and definitely the Best Wings on Fire Island. They were mainly Regular Wings with Only BBQ Sauce on them and buffalo sauce on side with Blue cheese for Dipping. That and a Beer there Cost me under $20 which including the pizza and soda earlier was only $35.

I continued my wanderings as always this 45 yr old Guy is always looking for a good singles Scene and hoping my odds would improve on Fire Island I ventured into The Sandbar. Now this was the First time I was there and I will admit the band was playing and all the 21-28 yr old girls were there and men of all ages again outnumbered the woman. I had 1 drink costing $6 looked around noting the Flip Flops on the ceiling and left after an hour or 2 and continued onto Ocean Beach.

We made a few other stops in at Maguires, Albatross, Island Mermaid and Housers having 1 Beer in each place $24 which brought my total for the day to about $60. Again There were times the men greatly outnumbered the woman and times a place was literally dead empty (Yes at 3pm-4pm) So Im pretty sure the Nightlife doesnt begin to start until after 7pm which means your spending 2 nights in a hotel for over $400 since there are no 1 night stays and ferry will leave at 8pm or water taxi over for over $150. Ending Our Night At Isle Mermaid sitting out back with our last beer waiting for the Taxi to come in, I spoke to a few people trying to get a handle on the nightlife and single scene and there was little talk. In fact some ladies were rather rude, one even commented that They let anyone in there. We did not know that our ferry ticket would take us back from Ocean beach to Bay Shore as when we asked we were told where you arrive is where you leave. So we took the Water Taxi back from Ocean beach to Kismet for $6. When I arrived I still had 30 minutes until the Ferry so walked into Surf’s out and Had a last beer before heading out. Total for the Day about $66-70.

We did have a fun time on the Taxi as we met a group of Russian Girls On vacation from the Ukraine and altho their accent was hard to understand we did have a good conversation, I couldn’t believe how open they were either but they asked me about places on Ocean Beach which I told them and then they departed commented how they had to go find some “Hot Guys to mess with”. My luck…

I was on my way home 9pm ferry arriving in bay shore around 10 (times are off I’m going by memory)

Look for Part 3 in a few days..and tell us your stories…we KNOW you have some

The Budget Single Guys Guide to Fire Island part1

This is more of an Insane Normal Budget Guide for a Single Guy Visiting Fire Island for the day During the Summer. This Was all Done on a Budget of only $100 to Spend on Fire Island starting from the Ferry Ride over from Bay Shore at 10am and then Arriving On Fire Island For this trip Kismet 15 minutes later. In this little Guide I will tell you How I went and Events along the way and suggestion’s for others which may be costly or cheaper.
I will Say Everyone Needs to utilize the FireIslandTaxi’s are they are invaluable.

With that we started out On Our first Attempt after Years Going to Fire Island – We went to Robert Moses State Park Field 5, Parked our Car all the way to the left of the lot. We then got on the boardwalk heading East towards the lighthouse for a good 5 miles or so. Yes it is about a five mile walk to the lighthouse where they have a restroom and soda machine or water, but Consider it a rest stop. Continuing East another 5 miles or so you hit the Little town of Kismet.
Now Kismet is small consisting mainly of Surfs Out Restaurant/Bar which has good food and drinks. There is the Kismet Inn which Confuses people as they are not a hotel but another restaurant/bar which has good Mild yet a little spicy Chicken Wings. There’s a Market and Marina and the Pizza place. That’s about it. I will note the Surf’s Out Is an older crowd 30-70 from what I saw there and was packed with people. Good Spot for Singles and if your over by Ferry the Ferry Leaves and arrives at the end of the Dock from Surf’s Out. For Day Trippers they Have the ONLY Lockers available on Fire Island and Showers around back by the tennis court’s, But you MUST supply your own lock or walk 10 miles to next town with hardware store to buy a lock-Which is what I had to do. It is a nice little place since the Beach is roughly a 8 minute walk down the path and 5 minutes walk to ferry it is pretty much a straightforward mark and you can do the whole thing depending on how much you drink and eat for about $30-46.
Now I will make special Mention Of the Special Beach at the end of the path and 5 minutes west which is the Nude Beach. Unfortunately the few times I went and passed it and even walked down the Beach, the Nude beach consisted mostly of Men. Oh wait excuse me there was 1 70 Yr old woman on the nude beach but it was mostly a sausage fest. But it is a fun day, But there is one special note on ANY walking you do on Fire Island, Get yourself a bottle of water and stay hydrated beforehand. You will find out why I suggest this in my second Guide.

Fire Island is alot of Fun for a Single Guy on a Budget or anyone really. I can’t honestly assess the singles Scene as there seemed to be a whole lot of men and woman and seemed the men outnumbered the woman 3-1.

This trip was in June. We would love to hear from others who have visited fire island or stayed overnight or their adventures. We might even pick a story to tell on our show at some point or make special mention of you on our Website.