5 Best NYC Beaches

After Hurricane Sandy threatened to put an end to the ideal hang out on the sands in summer days, with crashing waves, picnics in the sun, and long boardwalk walks, the city damaged shorelines has undergone massive construction and rebuilding, to once again enjoy its organized beaches and sands.

Whether you want to enjoy beaches in New York City or venture into somewhat more off the beaten paths, here are our recommendations of the best beaches around:

Rockaway Beach

Had down to south Queens to this fabulous beach, a popular destination to New Yorkers of all boroughs, in the beach you’ll find more than 170 acres of family a friendly sands, boardwalks, playgrounds and surfing areas.

Entrance: free

Address:

Boardwalk

The Rockaways

Queens

Between Beach 9th and 149th Streets

Rockaway Beach

Sunny Rockaway Beach credit/Steven Severinghaus

Orchard Beach

Designed by the legendary constructor of NYC, Robert Moses in the 1930s, this 115 acres beach is great beach to visit. Food purchasing possibilities are limited on the beach itself, and it is recommended to visit the nearby City Island for a bite to eat, or if you’re in the mood, prepare a picnic and make your own lunch.

Entrance: free

Address:

Park Dr

Pelham Bay Park

Bronx

At Orchard Beach Road

Orchard Beach

Orchard Beach credit/WalkingGeek

Fort Tilden Beach

For Nature lovers, this sea-front park offers various nature walks, in addition to spending time at the sea dunes and waves. This one of the most beautiful beach lines in the city, most of the military installation in the area are abandoned, while some are renewed and adjusted for other purposes.

Entrance: free

Address:

Beach 169 Street

The Rockaways

Queens

At the Atlantic Ocean

Fort tilden1

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Coney Island Beach

Coney Island is a perfect and colorful mixture of old and new. The vibrant juxtaposition of old-time amusement and modern development gives this area a unique air that is not present at any other place in the city. Although the liveliest days of Coney Island colorful folklore may be just a part of past urban culture, there is still much to discover while roaming around and hanging around at the beach and its surroundings.

Entrance: free

Address:

Surf Ave

Coney Island

Brooklyn

Between Ocean Parkway and West 37th Street

Cony Island Beach

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Robert Moses State Park, Long Island

For more off the beaten escapist getaway, the dunes of this massive beach will give the perfect scenario. The facilities in the area are minimal: umbrella renting, necessities, and a golf course right on the water are the humble luxuries you will find, and besides that, lots of clean sand scattered with sea shells and a not to wavy beautiful sea.

Entrance: Starting 21.50$ for two hours

How to get there: 60 minute drive by car, (10$ for parking) rent a car for a hassle free trip and a carefree perfect getaway.

Robert Moses State Park, Long Island

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