Cherry Grove is located on a barrier island on the southern side of Long Island. The small community of 300 houses is situated on 41 acres of beautiful Fire Island. Along with neighboring Fire Island Pines, Cherry Grove is considered to be one of the more popular gay communities. In 1868, the Perkinson’s purchased what is now known as Cherry Grove and named it after the Black Cherry trees found in the area. Today, Cherry Grove continues to offer relaxing days and exciting nights. There is some of the best beach to enjoy during the day and plenty of restaurants and entertaining venues to keep you busy at night.