Top 15 beaches near new York

Top 15 beaches near new York

Author: Anna Kazakova

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After a harsh long winter, new Yorkers again to feel taste to life, the ocean, beaches, burgers and cocktails. But how can you get to the promised places of power, borrowing a car from a colleagues, neighbors, relatives and friends?! What to do if your car and buy a helicopter do not plan to include? Do all summer to sit in the city? Not at all! We have made a selection of the 15 best beaches of new York and its environs, which can be reached by public transport from all parts of the city and the most convenient route.

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1. Robert Moses State Park

Where it is:

Long Island

How to get there:

Take the train Long Island Rail Road Babylon station. The round trip ticket is worth $25. Then on the bus S-47 Suffolk bus (ticket around $2) and go to Robert Moses State Park.

All that separates you from 6 km of beautiful sandy beach along the ocean is an easy trip by train and bus. Direct message, unfortunately, not yet, but Robert Moses state Park is worth a little ride. There is always something to do. Love Golf? It offers 18-hole Golf course. You — an avid surfer? At your disposal — the best ocean waves. And then you can just have a picnic. And all this in relative seclusion: this beach is almost never too crowded.

Be sure to go to Field 5, which rises two hundred year old lighthouse Fire Island Lighthouse. On the top of the lighthouse are 100 steps, rising on which you can see the beautiful ocean from a height. If too lazy to get up, and downstairs to make some racy selfie on the memory of a perfect day at Robert Moses State Park.

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2. Sandy Hook

Where it is:

New Jersey

How to get there:

To the beach you will take a small ferry Seastreak, which daily from 6.40 depart from piers on East 35th Street and Wall Street. The last return ferry is at 20.30. Ticket price round trip is $46. On a weekend trip the first flight will cost you just $30.

When they reached sandy hook, you just get lost in the diversity of opportunities for recreation. 11 km of open coast can not only relax from the urban bustle. Cycling, fishing, walking tours to the Fort Hancock, the oldest existing lighthouse in the United States — is not a complete list of entertainment.

And, by the way, Gunnison is a beach for nudists, i.e. are sunbathing in the costume of Adam and eve. But you will not have to worry about ugly marks from the swimsuit.

Families with children and lovers of noisy guests will also appreciate the North beach and South beach.

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3. Orchard Beach

Where it is:

Bronx

How to get there:

It can be reached with one transfer in Pelham Bay Park, which will take the train # 6. Near the Park sits on the Bx29 bus going to City Island Avenue and actually going to the beach.

To orchard beach, which was formerly called the Riviera of new York, easily accessible from anywhere in Manhattan. Created a beach in the 1930-ies by the order of Robert Moses. The length of the coastline is about 2 km. It is the only public beach in the Bronx. Here you can spend a day sunbathing and swimming, but basketball, tennis, volleyball, handball or have a picnic in specially equipped places. Very romantics will love the sunset cruise on a wooden bridge.

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4. Coney Island

Where it is:

Brooklyn

How to get there:

Fast and simple to train F, D, N or Q to Coney Island station or West Eighth Street.

Coney island is an iconic place on the East coast, known for the ongoing carnivals and noisy rides. Close to the new York aquarium. During peak attendance of beach here is the mermaid Parade. Well, what a summer in the Big Apple without popular contest for eating hot dogs? (Although be warned once: effect of participation in them is entirely your own responsibility.).

In between swims, stroll along the boardwalk trails, grab a hot dog or sandwich. Coney island is one of the most popular beaches of the city, so come here early to get the best place under the sun.

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5. Brighton Beach

Where it is:

Brooklyn

How to get there:

Is Brighton beach is easier: take the Q or B train and get off at the station.

Thousands of new Yorkers come here from a big city to escape the summer heat. Unlike refined Coney island, this beach setting is the most that neither is democratic. And time flies here. Besides, in this area you can touch the culture of Russian-speaking new York: Brighton beach has long been popular with immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Matter how stereotypical it may sound, in any restaurant you will be served a glass of cold vodka and this soup. No wonder this area is called Little Odessa. Once here, you are like transported to the shore of the Black sea.

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6. Fire Island

Where it is:

Long Island

How to get there:

The easiest way is to take the train Long Island Rail Road and stop at Bay Shore. A return ticket will cost about $37. Then sadites on the ferry and in 20 minutes you are already on the island.

Leave at the computer for 40 km the scenic beaches of fire island. The island is ideal for family holidays, especially ocean beach. And pines — a favorite vacation spot of representatives of the LGBT community.

On the island there is no transport, and thus exhaust! There is not even paved roads — move around the island on foot or by bike.

On fire island held a very noisy party in the city. But for those who want a relaxing holiday, here you can find a quiet, secluded area.

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7. Shelter Island

Where it is:

Long Island

How to get there:

By train Long Island Rail Road will take you to Greenport for $42,50 (ticket price round trip) and from there a ferry for 10 minutes and $2 will take you to the island.

Shelter island is a hospitable shelter for the fugitives from urban anthill. There are much less people than, say, in the Hamptons. (Of course, if you don’t want to visit one of the local restaurants or bars.) A leisurely camping, you are guaranteed. You can ride a kayak or go on an excursion to the nearby Mashomack reserve. The bars offer original varieties of craft beer. And, of course, this is the place for those who wish to sunbathe away from prying eyes.

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8. Rockaway Beach

Where it is:

Queens

How to get there:

Hop on a train in the direction of Broad Channel, then transfer to the S train and go to station Rockaway Park-Beach 116th. There is another option — ferry (ticket price one way — $2,75). Ferries depart from pier No. 11 at Wall Street. To go to Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive.

To get to this surfers Paradise is not easy. The journey from downtown could take up to 1.5 hours. But the goal is a long path to it. Rockaway beach is becoming more popular among young people, because it has everything: great sand, easy wind, waves, lots of affordable eateries with tacos and cheeseburgers. The bars on the beach serves very good cocktails which definitely deserve attention.

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9. Long Beach

Where it is:

Long Island

How to get there:

You can get there direct train Long Island Rail Road station Long Beach. The fare is from $20 to $28 at both ends.

In a modest long island town has everything to spend a great weekend. The beach strip length of 8 km are made for volleyball and Frisbee. Music lovers will appreciate the local scene, where small concerts. The road from new York city center will take about an hour by train. But in addition to the train ticket in the price also included the price of the voucher at a beach. When playing in the fresh air will Wake up a healthy appetite, you can always visit one of the nearby restaurants where the food is tasty and inexpensive.

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10. Jones Beach

Where it is:

The Guy (Wantagh).

How to get there:

Train Long Island Rail Road will take you from Penn Station to Freeport. Then you will need to find a special group bus to Jones beach. Total cost is $21 for the whole journey. The bus departs from station Freeport every hour on weekdays and every 30 minutes during the weekend.

As the bus is always crammed full, the trip may spoil the mood. However, once at Jones beach, you will forget about all the inconveniences on the way. It is ideal for families with young children. There is mini Golf, 2 pools and a wide beach with clean fine sand. On the beach often hosts concerts. To the ocean are wooden walkways, so the walk will not only pleasant but also comfortable.

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11. Jersey Shore and Long Branch

Where:

New Jersey

How to get there:

Bus New Jersey Transit will be delivered to any place on the coast of your choice: Seaside heights, Seaside Park, Cape may or even in Atlantic city. But you can go beyond the standard program and go to a wonderful place — long Branch. Travel packages here are sold at a price of $36 is already included voucher for a visit to the beach.

Coming here you find yourself surrounded by luxury shops and restaurants with unique cuisine right on the first line of the beach. Long Branch will appeal not only to families, but also single travelers: in the evenings there are hot parties.

Once on long Branch was the summer residence of Ulysses S. Grant. And since this place is considered worthy for a presidential vacation, then it’s worth it, that you met him!

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12. Manhattan Beach

Where it is:

Brooklyn

How to get there:

You can get here with one change. The first ride on the bus B or Q to Brighton beach. There transfer to bus B1 and drive for another 5 minutes to the bus stop, Oriental Boulevard.

If you are looking for a tranquil alternative to staying on Coney island, the best choice for you would be Manhattan beach. You can start with a tour of the mansions in the vicinity of this Brooklyn beach, and then it is better to start building your own sand castles or playing volleyball. For complete relaxation enjoy a picnic right on the beach.

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13. South Beach and Franklin D. Roosevelt Beach

Where it is:

Staten Island

How to get there:

To get to South beach, first you need to drive on the ferry Staten Island Ferry to St. George Terminal. Then take the S51 bus, going in the direction of Father Capodanno Boulevard and exit on Sandy Lane. If your ultimate goal is the beach of Franklin Roosevelt, the route will be the same, but to leave the bus need to be on Seaview Avenue.

Want to spend a great weekend in new York or just to enjoy a great pizza — go to Staten island. Here is something to see. At night be sure to go to the famous bridge Verrazano-Narrows, and in the afternoon enjoy kayaking, fishing or just stroll along the boardwalk. A nice bonus vacation — free ferries Staten Island Ferry, which allowed alcohol.

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14. The Hamptons

Where it is:

Long Island

How to get there:

If you are not able to travel by seaplanes and helicopters, you can still get on one of the most fashionable and, accordingly, the most expensive beaches in the Hamptons. For this you need to book train tickets Cannonball Long Island Rail Road at a price of $51,25 in one end. The train departs from Penn Station on Fridays. So you can get to Westhampton, Southampton, Bridgehampton, East HAMPTON, and finally to Montauk. A return ticket will cost $43,25.

In the Hamptons like the rest of celebrities. Luxury mansions, numerous round-the-clock bars at the resort attract huge number of tourists. However, you should know that on long island many other cities where the offer is not less than the advertised Hamptons. And you will want to spend time there, not much money.

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15. Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard

Where it is:

Massachusetts

How to get there:

From may 25 until labor Day Seastreak ferry goes to the island of Martha’s vineyard vineyard every Friday. Already the road there is a guided tour. Before you marvelous views of Manhattan, Roosevelt island, Queensboro bridge and Block island. This trip is quite expensive — about $240 round trip.

OK-bluffs — an excellent, albeit touristy town welcomes visitors with blocks of delightful cottages. Local public beaches (of which there are many) are ideal for fishing, boating and just lazy holidays. And the restaurants serve the freshest seafood.

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