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Ocean Beach
Incorporated Village of Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach in 2009.
Ocean Beach in 2009.
U.S. Census map of Ocean Beach.
U.S. Census map of Ocean Beach.
Ocean Beach is located in New York
Ocean Beach
Ocean Beach
Location in New York
Country  United States
State  New York
County Suffolk
Town Islip
Incorporated 1921
 • Total 0.14 sq mi (0.37 km2)
 • Land 0.14 sq mi (0.37 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
3 ft (1 m)
 • Total 79
 • Estimate 
 • Density 588.65/sq mi (226.76/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 631 Exchange: 583
FIPS code 36-54430
GNIS feature ID 0959211

Ocean Beach is a village in the southern part of the Town of Islip, on Fire Island, within Suffolk County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 79.

The Incorporated Village of Ocean Beach is a popular tourist destination, due to its beachfront location accompanied by a commercial district featuring nightlife, hotels, waterfront restaurants, and a variety of stores.


Ocean Beach was incorporated as a village in 1921. It was the location of Fire Island's first elementary school, which opened in 1918. The community was once a favorite of celebrities such as Fanny Brice, Carl Reiner, and Mel Brooks.

The American actor Brett King was born there in 1920.



There are four methods to travel to/from Ocean Beach and throughout Fire Island: travel by car (restricted by permit obtainable via Fire Island National Seashore), ride the Fire Island Ferries, take a water taxi, or arrive by private boat. It is also possible to reach Ocean Beach by foot or bicycle from other Fire Island communities by one of the inland walks or via the beach.

Sewer district

Ocean Beach is served by the Ocean Beach Sewer District.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 205
1940 81 −60.5%
1950 73 −9.9%
1960 111 52.1%
1970 109 −1.8%
1980 155 42.2%
1990 131 −15.5%
2000 138 5.3%
2010 79 −42.8%
Est. 2019 83 5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 79 people residing in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 100% White, 0% African American, 0% Native American, 0% Asian, 0% from other races, and 0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 census there were 138 people, 61 households, and 35 families in the village. The population density was 967.1 people per square mile (380.6/km²). There were 595 housing units at an average density of 4,169.6 per square mile (1,640.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.38% White and 1.45% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.17%.

Of the 61 households 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.6% were non-families. 29.5% of households were one person and 4.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.91.

The age distribution was 21.7% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% 65 or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 126.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.4 males.

The median household income was $48,125 and the median family income was $49,375. Males had a median income of $41,719 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $28,782. There were 15.2% of families and 11.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 21.6% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


School district

Fire Island Union Free School District operates Woodhull School (K-6) in Ocean Beach. Students who graduate from Woodhull can choose to go to either the Bay Shore Union Free School District or the Islip Union Free School District for secondary levels. The respective high schools are Bay Shore High School and Islip High School.

Library district

Ocean Beach is located within the boundaries of Fire Island's library district.

Notable person

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