42 Backyard and Patio Fire Pit Ideas

Check out these awesome 42 backyard and patio fire pit ideas. You don't have to go camping to enjoy an evening fire. Put a fire pit in your yard or patio.

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Growing up we had a fire pit in the backyard.  I loved it.  We didn’t use it every night, but we used it enough that I have many fond memories of roasting hot dogs and marshmallows in our backyard.

Fire pits, whether somewhere in the backyard or on the patio are super popular these days.

They’re relatively easy and inexpensive to make.  At a minimum you need rocks and a shovel.

However, because everyone wants a fire pit in their yard, there are many options you can buy.  You can buy both wood-burning and gas-fueled fire pits.  We recently purchased a propane powered fire pit.  I’m not too fond of chopping wood; I prefer flipping the “on” switch.

Fire Materials

Fire pits are made from many types of materials.  Common materials include:

  • Cinder blocks
  • Brick
  • Rocks/boulders
  • Metal
  • Dug into the ground

Wood burning vs. Gas (Propane)

The traditional fire pit burns wood.  However, these days you can choose from many gas-powered fire pits.  The gas variety has many benefits including fast, less smoke and often able to use when fire bans are in place.

In fact, we recently purchased a propane fire pit, which inspired this post.

Whether you go with a traditional wood-burning pit or gas burning pit, just get one in your yard.  Your kids will love it and you’ll love it.

Fire Pit Ideas

Below is our extensive photo gallery of 42 fire pits of many sizes, materials and designs.  At the end are some options you can buy.  They’re pretty cool and some aren’t all that expensive.

Large round brown brick fire pit on a matching brick patio over looking a golf course.

Large round brown brick fire pit on a matching brick patio over looking a golf course.

Large round brown metal gas powered movable fire pit with a square base and round top perfect for a patio or backyard area.

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Large round brown metal gas powered movable fire pit with a square base and round top perfect for a patio or backyard area.

 

Square flagstone fire pit with flat top on patio with matching flagstones.

Square flagstone fire pit with flat top on patio with matching flagstones.

Round rock fire pit on brick patio overlooking Gardens and Yard.

Round rock fire pit on brick patio overlooking Gardens and Yard.

Round brick fire pit with flat top and dome cover on large flagstone patio with built-in semi circle seeding wrapping around the fire pit.

Round brick fire pit with flat top and dome cover on large flagstone patio with built-in semi circle seeding wrapping around the fire pit.

Small round stucco covered built-in fire pit on patio.

Small round stucco covered built-in fire pit on patio.

Small round stucco covered built-in fire pit on patio.

Small round stucco covered built-in fire pit on patio.

Gas powered patio fire pit elevated on square base with round table where the fire pit is situated in the centre. This is perfect for providing both fire and a small table for drinks or eating.

Gas powered patio fire pit elevated on square base with round table where the fire pit is situated in the centre. This is perfect for providing both fire and a small table for drinks or eating.

Overhead view of a dog and wood-burning round fire pit in the centre of a brick patio surrounded by colourful Adirondack chairs over looking a pool and a river.

Overhead view of a dog and wood-burning round fire pit in the centre of a brick patio surrounded by colourful Adirondack chairs over looking a pool and a river.

 

Stone pie shaped wood-burning fire pit in the corner of a small garden patio.

Stone pie shaped wood-burning fire pit in the corner of a small garden patio.

Close-up of a round stone fire pit built onto a brick patio overlooking the pool.

Close-up of a round stone fire pit built onto a brick patio overlooking the pool.

 

Patio fire pit dug into the ground surrounded by large rocks.

Patio fire pit dug into the ground surrounded by large rocks.

Large metal bowl placed on cement patio serving as a small wood-burning fire pit surrounded by wood Adirondack chairs.

Large metal bowl placed on cement patio serving as a small wood-burning fire pit surrounded by wood Adirondack chairs.

 

Round grate style fire pit on concrete slab patio with curved would bench seating.

Round grate style fire pit on concrete slab patio with curved would bench seating.

 

Example of a freestanding metal grate style fire pit that burns wood. This is a very simple fire burning solution for the backyard that can be easily moved.

Example of a freestanding metal grate style fire pit that burns wood. This is a very simple fire burning solution for the backyard that can be easily moved.

Small pit style fire pit with inverted metal dome inserted into the ground surrounded by gravel.

Small pit style fire pit with inverted metal dome inserted into the ground surrounded by gravel.

 

Massive round brick wood-burning fire pit placed on large patio.

Massive round brick wood-burning fire pit placed on large patio.

 

Pool with gas fuelled white ornate fire bowls placed in a corner of the pool on edge of patio and the other on the edge of the grass.

Pool with gas fuelled white ornate fire bowls placed in a corner of the pool on edge of patio and the other on the edge of the grass.

Round brick fire pit surrounded by a row of tiny gravel built in the middle of the grass in the backyard.

Round brick fire pit surrounded by a row of tiny gravel built in the middle of the grass in the backyard.

Overhead view of a small movable metal grate style fire pit.

Overhead view of a small movable metal grate style fire pit.

Oval fire pit with flat surface area placed on balcony overlooking the ocean.

Oval fire pit with flat surface area placed on balcony overlooking the ocean.

 

Interesting patio where the fire pit hole was cut directly in to the patio.

Interesting patio where the fire pit hole was cut directly in to the patio.

Flagstone Forest patio with brick round fire pit surrounded by striking white Adirondack chairs.

Flagstone Forest patio with brick round fire pit surrounded by striking white Adirondack chairs.

Luxurious multilevel patio with built-in custom gas fuelled by her pit surrounded by built-in bench seating.

Luxurious multilevel patio with built-in custom gas fuelled by her pit surrounded by built-in bench seating.

Overhead view of oval flagstone patio with large fire pit created with a series of huge boulders.

Overhead view of oval flagstone patio with large fire pit created with a series of huge boulders.

A very simple round fire pit created with rocks includes a hanging cooking grate suspended from teepee structure.

A very simple round fire pit created with rocks includes a hanging cooking grate suspended from teepee structure.

Backyard fire pit aid from large rocks placed in a circle. Perfect for burning large pieces of wood.

Backyard fire pit aid from large rocks placed in a circle. Perfect for burning large pieces of wood.

Dug in round fire pit with sand on grassy area surrounded by colourful Adirondack chairs.

Dug in round fire pit with sand on grassy area surrounded by colourful Adirondack chairs.

Example of an attractive easy DIY backyard fire pit built with large rocks placed in a circle.

Example of an attractive easy DIY backyard fire pit built with large rocks placed in a circle.

Built-in Square gas fuelled fire pit on a small balcony overlooking the desert.

Built-in Square gas fuelled fire pit on a small balcony overlooking the desert.

Round wood-burning fire pit placed an a large garden in the backyard.

Round wood-burning fire pit placed an a large garden in the backyard.

Beautiful patio overlooking the forest and sprawling lawn with a brick round fire pit that has a dome top.

Beautiful patio overlooking the forest and sprawling lawn with a brick round fire pit that has a dome top.

Rustic brick round wood-burning fire pit placed in the middle of the meadow.

Rustic brick round wood-burning fire pit placed in the middle of the meadow.

Would you rather just buy a fire pit?

Here’s a few beauties you can have up and running in no time.

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