Dunewood, New York

Coordinates: 40°38′24″N 73°10′47″W / 40.64000°N 73.17972°W / 40.64000; -73.17972
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Dunewood is located in New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 40°38′24″N 73°10′47″W / 40.64000°N 73.17972°W / 40.64000; -73.17972
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code631

Dunewood is a small beach community in the western end of Fire Island, New York State. With about 100 homes originally all built on an identical floor plan,[1] While the community specifically does not market itself to tourists and short-term renters,[1] it is a popular location for long-term residents, and properties are rarely for sale.[2] The community has only very limited facilities, and while during summertime, it shares a doctor with nearby Fair Harbor, during other times of the year, serious medical cases have to be medevaced by helicopter.[3]

Sunfish preparing for a race at the Dunewood Yacht Club

Dunewood, like many neighboring communities, suffers from coastal erosion, which the community in the early 2000s was attempting to control via beach replenishment, the sand replacement funded by taxes levied through each community's erosion control district. Environmental concerns have however hindered similar projects on Fire Island for decades.[4]

Dunewood Yacht Club[edit]

Children Learning how to Sail at the Dunewood Yacht Club

The Dunewood Yacht Club [5] (DYC) is a staple of Dunewood and of the larger Fire Island community. It offers a long tradition of sailing instruction for a wide range of ages and all skill levels. The Yacht Club offers instruction on Sunfish sailing dinghies. After passing a swim test, students are assigned to a specific class based on age.


  1. ^ a b Dunewood Archived 2007-06-30 at the Wayback Machine (from the Fire Island website)
  2. ^ Brozan, Nadine (April 26, 2002). "Havens; Buying Refuge in Uncertain Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-12-18.
  3. ^ Williams, Stephen P. (August 6, 2004). "Havens; Weekender - Fair Harbor, N.Y." The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-12-18.
  4. ^ Toy, Vivian S. (October 14, 2001). "A Creeping Sensation For Fire Island Owners". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-12-18.
  5. ^ [1] (DYC website)

External links[edit]

Media related to Dunewood, New York at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by Beaches of Fire Island Succeeded by