Coney Island Bay sits on Lower Bay about twenty minutes southwest of Brooklyn, New York. Immortalized in such movies as BIG, Coney Island is laced with a never-ending carnival atmosphere, creating an eclectic and lively New York borough. In the early 20th century, people couldn’t get enough of Coney Island, an major amusement and resort […]
New York, while perhaps best known for New York City, is a state with diverse geography and many things to do. New York City is the glittering and popular metropolis here, offering many visitors the vacation of a lifetime. From amazing theater shows to top restaurants to iconic sites such as the Empire State Building, NYC is worth visiting for just about anyone. Amazing shopping opportunities are also hard to pass up as just about every major brand has a presence in this city.
But there is a lot more to the state of New York than NYC. From the Finger Lakes and Niagara Falls in upstate New York to the Adirondacks to the seashore, this state offers natural attractions that will delight just about anyone.
New York has a lot of beaches, particularly along the peninsula side on Long Island, jutting out into the North Atlantic Ocean. Heading to New York City allows for little disappointment in beaches as there are plenty of them near the urban metropolis. Heading out from NYC, visitors will find the Brooklyn borough of Brighton Beach, surrounded by Coney Island on the west, Manhattan Beach on the east, and the ocean to the south. It features a busy boardwalk and the nearby New York museum. Manhattan Beach Park and Coney Island also offer great NY beaches with plenty of oceanfront sports and activities.
Moving east toward Long Island, New York, several more notable beaches include Atlantic and East Atlantic Beach, Long Beach, Lido Beach, and Point Lookout, each part of small barrier islands due south of Long Island. Affluent Atlantic Beach, NY is home to many posh beach clubs. The finely maintained sandy beach is accessed by residents only with passes for the season. East Atlantic Beach is ideal for swimming, fishing, boating at Charles Point. Long Beach welcomes swarms of summer visitors enjoying sun and sand and sports a boardwalk teeming with shops, restaurants, and entertainment. At Lido Beach there is a long boardwalk leading to white sand meeting blue ocean. Showers, restrooms, pavilions, and a sports court pair with picnic tables and a playground, creating a great multi-use beach park. Fire Island rounds up these Atlantic coast islands.
Jones Beach State Park is named after Major Thomas Jones, who arrived in Long Island in 1692. He’s renowned for constructing the area’s first brick house and owning more than 5,000 acres of island land. Before passing in 1713, he inaugurated a whaling station adjacent to what is now Jones Beach New York. The park […]
Coopers Beach is consistently named one of the best beaches in the United States. White sand stretches over the coast of Long island, New York, home to this clean, family-oriented beach. The combination of fine-grained white sand, abundant and convenient amenities, and ample parking come together garnering fervent applause. Southampton has enjoyed a lengthy history […]
Robert Moses Beach is in the state park of the same name at the west end of Fire Island below Long Island, New York. The park is outside of Fire Island National Seashore, reachable by the Robert Moses Causeway, with parking available in lots provided by New York Parks and Recreation. There is a long boardwalk […]
Long Island beaches are consistently acclaimed as excellent public beaches for white sand, warm water, and healthy surf. The combination of excellent area beaches and a thriving community exhibiting art, culture, history, and entertainment, create an interesting landscape. Long Island beaches are near attractions like beautiful Fire Island, cliff side beaches on the North Shore, […]