No doubt Fire Island is a summer hot spot. It's made even hotter by the fact that you can't drive there. So dump your car in a parking lot, buy a ferry ticket and climb aboard a boat. Here's what you need to know about the Fire Island ferries.

FROM BAY SHORE

Pricing

Adult: $9 one way ($16 for 1 a.m. ferry), $17 roundtrip Adult: 40-trip book: $264

Child: $4.50 one way, $7.50

Child: 40-trip book: $125

Seniors and handicapped: $7

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Shopping carts and luggage carriers: $4

Parking

99 Maple Ave., Bay Shore, 631-665-3600

Between all the seasonal parking passes bought by residents of Fire Island, and all the folks who just want to go and party for a night, the parking lots fill up quickly (cash only). If you're taking a ferry to Fire Island in the early evening, add extra time for parking down the street and walking. Some enterprising Long Islanders actually have vans combing other nearby parking lots and charge would-be walkers a few bucks for a ride. If you're pressed for time, it's worth it.

Monday-Thursday: $7

Friday-Sunday & holidays: $14

Full week (7 days): $65

Full weekend (Fri-Sun): $41

Monthly: $255

Schedules

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Atlantique / Dunewood

Fair Harbor

Kismet

Ocean Bay Park

Ocean Beach

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Saltaire

Seaview

FROM SAYVILLE

41 River Road, Sayville, 631-589-0810

Parking

One large lot for daytrippers is located across the street from the ferry dock. The lot on the ferry dock property is reserved for those with seasonal passes ($490, good through Nov. 4).

Monday-Thursday: $8

Friday-Sunday: $10

Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines

Adult: $7.25 one way, $14 round trip

Child: $3.50, $6.50

Dog: $2.50, $4

Cherry Grove ferry schedule

Fire Island Pines ferry schedule

Sailors Haven / Sunken Forest

Adult: $6.50 one way, $12 round trip

Child: $4, $7

Sailors Haven ferry schedule

Water Island

Adult: $12 one way, $22 round trip

Child: $6, $11

Dog: $2.50, $4

Water Island ferry schedule

FROM PATCHOGUE Sandspit Park & Marina, 80 Brightwood St., 631-475-1665

Davis Park

Adult: $8.50 one way, $16 round trip

Child: $5.75, $10.50

Senior: $8, $15

Davis Park ferry schedule

Watch Hill

Adult: $8.50 one way, $16 round trip

Child: $5.75, $10.50

Senior: $8, $15

Watch Hill ferry schedule