New York Beaches

New York Beaches
New York beaches come in a surprisingly wide array to choose. Whether you’re looking for a spot to take the kids, searching for that perfect peaceful place, or just want to sit back and people watch, New York’s got a beach for you.

Staten Island has two notable family beaches; Midland Beach and South Beach. This kid-friendly spot includes the thoughtfully designed FDR Boardwalk Playground close to Seaview Avenue and shuffleboard, a ballfield, a hockey rink, and bocce ball courts for older kids. Live music, sand castle building, an evening fireworks are just a few of the events put on by New York’s Parks and Recreation.

New York City and its surrounding area encompass 18 miles of public beaches. Most are an easy transit ride from the city in areas like Coney Island, only 15 minutes from Manhattan, and Orchard Beach on the Long Island Sound in The Bronx. Coney Island beaches are said to be the best. They include Manhattan Beach Park, Brighton Beach and Coney Island Beach. Long Beach is the most celebrated of all summer destinations in New York. Long Island, NY is home to Freeport, Cold Spring Harbour, Port Jefferson, and most famously, The Hamptons and Montauk Point, seasonal playgrounds for the wealthy. Some of the best beaches on Long Island, New York include Jones Beach State Park, Robert Moses State Park, The Hamptons, and Montauk Point, each exhibiting fine, white sand, a gentle to moderate surf, and plenty of beach activities.

Outside of the city, amid scenic natural landscapes, are some truly admired New York state beaches. Grassy, unspoiled wilderness defines 140-acres Fort Tilden State Park, home to a broad sand beach just a couple of hours from Manhattan. Accessible only by car, the beach is hardly populated, let alone crowded. Enjoy swimming, fishing, and kicking back on the shore.

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Coney Island Beach

Coney Island Beach

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 […]

Jones Beach

Jones Beach

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

Coopers Beach

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

Robert Moses Beach

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

Long Island Beaches

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, […]