With the sweltering hot weather settling in, nothing compares to a nice dip in some cool water. If you are looking for a day trip or something beyond your usual beach spot, there are several small beaches around the New York City area and large beaches out on the Island not too far from us here at The Sagamore! Take a look at this beach guide and see where you can adventure too for some sand and sun this summer.
Jones Beach: With over 6 miles of sand to enjoy, Jones Beach is one of the most popular for New York residents over the summer. Bring a beach towel, chairs, volleyball and pack a cooler of food and drinks for a day of fun. Robert Moses is another option, which is about twenty minutes further out on the island at the end of Jones Beach. If you don’t have a car and are looking for public transportation options, take the LIRR to Freeport and then hop on one of the shuttle busses that will take you right to the water! For transportation options and driving directions take a look at their website!
Rockaway Beach: Open through Labor Day weekend, this beach is a classic of NYC that has also recently been restored. After the boardwalk being destroyed in 2012, the last few years have been spent re building this popular location. The new boardwalk allows visitors to walk along the stretch of beach and is a beautiful sight for those looking for a nice spot for a run or to take a bike ride. If you venture a few blocks out from the shoreline, there are several spots to eat such as a Thai restaurant, Pizza burgers and more depending on where you are.
Orchard Beach: The only public beach in the Bronx, a subway ride uptown will lead you to Pelham Bay Park and Orchard Beach. A small private beach stretching out just over a mile, this is the perfect relaxing spot on a day where the outdoor weather is just too hot and you don’t want to stick inside. There is much more to do within the park as well. There are designated picnic areas for a lunch break, two playgrounds, over 20 different courts for several sporting activities and other snack bars closer to the beach.
Coney Island Beach: Long Island has many options but by visiting Coney Island Beach, our resident won’t have ti leave NYC for some sun and sand. Just a short subway ride into Brooklyn and you can soak up the sun. Coney Island is a great option if you are looking for more options other than the beach. They have a huge amusement park, plenty of places to grab a snack and lunch during the day, as well as several courts for different sporting activities.
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