Fire Island Pines is located on the southern side of Long Island and boasts some of the most expensive real estate on all of Fire Island. Along with neighboring Cherry Grove, the Pines is predominately a gay community. Named from scrub pine trees in the area, Fire Island Pines was originally the site of a Coast Guard station. In 1952, plans were announced to sell 122 lots and build a private harbor for yachts. The 1960’s brought a new era to the Pines. With encouragement from the gay community, the Pines became one of the more visited destinations on Fire Island. Today, the Pines continues to be both relaxing and exciting. Whether you are looking to take the wagon down to the grocery store or attend one the more famous all night parties; Fire Island Pines has all that to offer and more.