NYC Beaches

Summer’s here and NYC offers the possibility to put on your shades, fill the cooler and lie out on the best beaches. To give you an idea, New York City’s 835 kilometers coastline is longer than those of Miami, Boston, LA and San Francisco combined.

Long Island beaches are world-renowned for their fine white sand, spectacular waves, kilometers of boardwalks, beach trails, restaurants, picnic areas, and beautiful sunrise and sunset. Of all the fun activities in Long Island, spending a day on the shore is at the top of the list. From Jones Beach State Park to a west Long Island beach, all less than an hour from NYC.

The great thing is, it’s so easy to spend a day on one of the popular NYC beaches. Get on the train from Manhattan, bring some money, a picnic basket and enjoy the sun. To make matters even more easy, I did some research and made a selection of the best New York beaches for you.

Long Beach

Long Beach
Long beach, a celebrity-studded resort in its early 20th century heyday, this 8 kilometers pristine stretch of sand still has an historic boardwalk for rollerblading or cycling.

Travel time; 1 hour
Beach Admission;
$7
Location
; South shore of Long Island (from Maple Blvd. to Brooklyn Ave.)

brighton-beach

Brighton Beach
Brighton beach, largely Russian and Ukrainian with Little Odessa as nickname. This sandy strip is lined with mom-and-pop shops and Russian eateries. So you can get your fill of borscht, kebabs, caviar and vodka while doing some serious people watching along the boardwalk. At the oceanfront park, Russian-speaking men face off at passionate rounds of speed chess.
Travel time; 45 minutes – 1 hour
Beach Admission;
Free
Location
; Brightwater Ave., Brooklyn

coney island

Coney Island
Coney Island, home to the rickety Cyclone rollercoaster, the New York Aquarium, a circus sideshow, the Mermaid Parade, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs—and its famous eating contest. It perfectly confronts old and new and has a gritty relic of American charm. Their sand isn’t as pristine, but they’ve got half-naked New Yorkers on Coney Island!

Travel time; 45 minutes – 1 hour
Beach Admission;
Free
Location
; Surf Ave at W 12th St.

Jones_Beach_Theater

Jones Beach
Jones Beach, best known for the amphitheater’s annual big-name summer concert series. It’s one of the state’s biggest, with 10 kilometers of sand, two swimming pools, a 3.5 kilometers boardwalk, miniature golf and the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center, which offers educational tours. It’s also particularly good for long strolls on the boardwalk with your iPod.

Travel time; 1 hour
Beach Admission;
$8 in summer, $6 per day regular season
Location
; South Shore of Long Island, between the Wantagh and Meadowbrook Pwys

Manhattan Beach
Manhattan Beach, surrounded by stately mansions, this rather remote, 1 kilometer strip of sand. Originally created in 1877 as a summer resort, it’s now a popular destination for family picnics and barbecues. If you’re tired of the obligatory game of beach volleyball, there are tennis, basketball and handball courts, and two baseball diamonds.

Travel time; 1 hour
Beach Admission;
Free
Location
; Oriental Blvd., Brooklyn

So if you want to escape the chaos of the City and if you love sand and the sun, the NYC beaches are the place to be during summer time! You’ll gonna love it! Don’t forget to bring your sunglasses;)


Dyonne

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  • Laura schreef:

    Zo fijn als je langere tijd in NYC bent om af en toe ook naar het strand te gaan! Ik vond Coney Island en Brighton beach fijne stranden omdat het daar niet enorm druk was in de zomer! En omdat het niet ver reizen was.

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