Jacob Riis Park Beach · 3.Some of New York's best beaches are a few hours away, others even closer. Either way, grab your sunglasses and a cool one. That depends on what makes a beach worth visiting. If you want pristine sand and fewer people, Fort Tilden Beach is the best beach.
If you like a more iconic beach experience with a bit of people, Rockaway Beach is the best beach. New York's best-kept three-mile stretch, full of clean sand, trees and grassy dunes, is so isolated that even on a summer weekend you'll have about 50 meters of beach to yourself. Since Fort Tilden Beach is almost inaccessible by subway or car (unless you have a sophisticated fishing license), we suggest biking there. Since the 1960s, gays and lesbians in New York have taken the ferry to cool off in this quiet hamlet, which can only be accessed by wooden walkways (there are no paved roads here).
While technically all locations on Fire Island share the same beach, this area is a little quieter and more affordable than the more popular Pines, but there are still plenty of clubs, bars, and restaurants tucked away between the huts where you can enjoy the breeze and dance. In the idyllic city, murals and mosaics cover the walls, reflecting the skills of art enthusiasts. The Bronx's only public beach, which spans 1.1 miles and 115 acres, stands out for its unique crescent-shaped shape and stunning views of City Island. The shoreline was created by Robert Moses in the 1930s and remains one of New York's most popular beaches to date.
What the sandy shoreline lacks in restaurants and bars, it makes up for with food stalls, two picnic areas and 26 basketball, volleyball and handball courts. Get rid of clothes and inhibitions at one of the biggest and most popular nude bathing spots on the East Coast. This two-mile strip of clean, shiny sand was once the site of a military base; soldiers frequently bathed naked in the nearby waves until the facility was dismantled in the early 1970s. Nowadays, the beach continues to attract naturists, so much so that parking frequently sells out on weekends.
Avoiding tan lines isn't the only draw, as this pristine coastal destination also offers spectacular views of South Brooklyn, hiking and birdwatching. Keep in mind that New York's beaches are free and only allow swimming when a lifeguard is on duty. The beaches are open from Memorial Day weekend, in late May, until Labor Day in early September, from 10:00 to 18:00. You need a car to go to the beaches of Long Island and New Jersey, and they have their own rules and fees.
As one of New York's most popular beaches, Coney Island has it all. This beach at the end of Brooklyn is easily accessible by subway and has two amusement parks (Deno's Wonder Wheel and Luna Park) with the Cyclone roller coaster and a boardwalk, and the iconic Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs. The original Nathan's Coney Island restaurant, which opened in 1916, is still located on the corner of Surf and Stillwell, home of the annual sausage-eating contest held on the weekend of July 4th. At the nearby New York Aquarium, you might not find mermaids, but you're sure to get your fill of marine life.
The aquarium, which is now part of the Wildlife Conservation Society, is the oldest aquarium in the United States and has 350 marine species, including 18 species of sharks from around the world. Regardless of the outside climate, the aquarium is open all year round. If you keep walking east from Coney Island and the aquarium, you'll arrive at Brighton Beach, located in a neighborhood of the same name facing the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is a little less crowded than Coney Island, and you'll find mostly locals enjoying the area with picnics and volleyball.
The Brighton Beach area has the largest community of Eastern Europeans in the United States, which means that there are grocery stores that sell Russian and Eastern European food, and delicatessen stores and restaurants that serve fresh pierogies. A short walk from Brighton Beach, you'll find the more secluded Manhattan Beach Park on the east end of the Brooklyn Peninsula. The park offers tennis, basketball and handball courts and two baseball fields. Free movies are screened in the parking lot throughout the summer.
You can attend summer concerts at the Northwell Health outdoor stadium, which features big names like Jimmy Buffett and Dave Matthews. Jones Beach State Park also hosts the popular Bethpage air show with the Blue Angels every Memorial Day weekend, a fireworks show on the 4th of July, softball and volleyball tournaments, and free band entertainment. Visitors enjoy views of the ocean and the iconic 200-year-old Fire Island lighthouse. A nature trail of less than a mile from Camp 5 leads to the lighthouse, where you can climb the 192 steps to the top for panoramic views of the island and beyond.
Hotel facilities include private outdoor showers, grills, and picnic tables. On course 2, there is a spacious volleyball court and an 18-hole Pitch %26 Putt golf course (open from April to mid-November). Orchard Beach, in Pelham Bay Park, is the only public beach in the Bronx, and this New York Riviera is a popular spot with lots of amenities. There are snack bars, picnic areas, play areas, and 26 basketball, volleyball and handball courts.
This 1.1-mile crescent-shaped beach faces the Long Island Strait and offers views of City Island. Showers and changing rooms are also available. Rockaway Beach, on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, is significantly less crowded than Coney Island, and that's part of the appeal. It's also the largest urban beach in the country, stretching from Beach 3rd Streets to Beach 153rd Street.
With eight play areas along the beach, the most impressive on Beach 30th Street, kids will have no problem entertaining themselves. The waterfront, after a renovation after Superstorm Sandy, is ready for prime time. Grab some tacos at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club, where the popular Tacoway Beach food stand is located. Other stalls sell hamburgers and sausages, Venezuelan arepas and seafood rolls.
Hop on the train, subway or ferry in the direction of Rockaway Parkway from Pier 11 on Wall Street to reach this six-mile-long piece of paradise. As part of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt waterfront and beach area, South Beach and Midland Beach extend 2.5 miles from Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island to Miller Field's Gateway recreation area. The historic coastal town of Asbury Park, built in the late 19th century, has one of the best beaches in New Jersey. The revitalized, mile-long waterfront, full of art shops and restaurants, ends with the highlight: the beautifully restored Paramount Theater and Convention Hall.
Here you can see a show, attend a festival, and even do some shopping. Jacob Riis Park is a charming oceanfront public beach in the Rockaways, located within the Gateway National Recreation Area. The park, which gets its name in honor of the famous New York City photographer and journalist Jacob Riis, is located next to Fort Tilden, near Rockaway Beach, which can be accessed through the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. It is famous for its 1932 Art Deco bathhouse, which was inspired by the city's Jones Beach bathhouse and which today is preserved as a historic site.
A boardwalk extends along the north end of the beach, while the Central Mall esplanade extends throughout its central area. Visitors can swim, sunbathe, or enjoy games for the whole family at the park's 18-hole Pitch and Putt golf course. A variety of sports courts are also available, as well as daytime picnic areas and barbecue grills. Don't miss the Riis Park Beach Bazaar, where you'll find great restaurants on the beach, including sausages, ice cream, seafood, ice cream and more.
Cherry Grove Beach, in Horry County, South Carolina, is famous for its white sand and for being the most family-friendly beach in all of New York City. Comedy has always been an important part of New York City's culture, with legendary comics such as Jackie Gleason, Milton Berle, George Carlin, George Burns and several members of The Three Stooges who were born and raised in the city, as well as dozens of modern comedy stars such as Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy, Ray Romano, Adam Sandler, and Amy Schumer also call New York home. While most of the old fort facilities have been abandoned and partially recovered for nature, several buildings have been reused, including Battery Harris East, which serves as a 360-degree observation platform for observing the surrounding New York City skyline. Known as the “City That Never Sleeps”, New York City has a thriving nightlife, with an almost endless variety of activities and things to do every night.
South Beach is located on the east coast of Staten Island, South Beach offers a 2.5-mile long boardwalk and a panoramic view of the Verrazano Bridge. Brighton Beach, Brooklyn: Located in the New York district of Brooklyn, Brighton Beach is popularly called “Little Odessa” because of its rich historical past of former Soviet settlers. Fort Tilden Beach, Queens, is located in the Queens district of New York City. Fort Tilden Beach still shows signs of its past as a former military site.
Take advantage of the picturesque fishing pier, the quiet picnic areas and, of course, the mile-long stretch of pristine beach. Featuring new and established comedians, the New York Comedy Club has a welcoming, intimate atmosphere and an impressive cast of comedians. The most recognizable city on Earth, which appears in more movies and television shows than anyone could count in their lifetime, is simply iconic. The PIT, which stands for Peoples Improv Theater, was created in 2002 and is generally considered to be the best improvisational comedy venue in New York City.
If you're tired of the mandatory game of beach volleyball, there are tennis, basketball and handball courts, and two baseball fields. Beach lovers can enjoy the beautiful views of the Verrazano Bridge, jog along the waterfront adorned by the Dolphin Fountain, play tennis, ride bikes and more. Combine your trip to the beach with a walk or a leisurely stroll at Pelham Bay Park, the largest park in New York City. Delve into the south side of the lake, where families spend summer evenings lounging on the 1,700-foot expanse of Million Dollar Beach, and hikers climb Prospect Mountain for panoramic views of green peaks.