FIRE ISLAND - Part of Fire Island is going dry.
Authorities are banning alcohol consumption on a stretch of Fire Island between Alantique and Corneille Estates.
Longtime residents like Abby Gillmore say rowdy beachgoers get drunk, cause trouble for families and sully the shoreline.
The ban starts Aug. 1.
Once the ban goes into effect, beachgoers found with alcohol face fines of $200 and a $25 processing fee. Officials say to expect more federal and town park rangers on the beach.