Summer Fridays=long weekends to sit back relax and enjoy your extra time off. With the fourth of July weekend approaching, we thought it would be beneficial to share our top five favorite beaches around the area.
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1. Fort Tilden Beach
Fort Tilden Beach is a secluded and peaceful beach that stretch out three miles of clean sand, trees, grassy dunes and no lifeguard. Being that it is so isolated, you get a great view of beach and some time away from all the people in the city. Fort Tilden Beach is not accessible by subway or car, so we suggest you bike there. We also suggest that you pack a picnic with you, for there are no near eateries.
2. Long Beach
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Long Beach is one of the biggest attractions on Long Island and the great thing is it will only take you around one hour from Penn Station! Keep in mind that they do charge you $15 for admission to the beach, but the five miles of pristine sand will definitely grant you enough activity for the entire day. Long Beach was once a popular resort destination for New Yorkers during the beginning of the 20th century, and now is famous for its brand-new boardwalk adjacent to the beach.
3. Orchard Beach
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Orchard Beach is the only public beach in Bronx, and is known for its unique crescent shape and stunning views of City Island. The shore was created by Robert Moses in the 1930s and still remains one of the most popular beaches in New York to date. In these concession stands, there are two picnic areas, 26 courts for basketball, volleyball and handball.
4. Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
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Encompassing more than 170 acres of sand, this family-friendly beach attracts New Yorkers from all five boroughs. What is there to do? There are seven playgrounds, surfing areas, fishing, skating, volleyball, and of course just enjoying some summer rays. Rockaway Beach is also a paradise for surfers to challenge their surfing prowess. If you are a beginner, summer is the ideal time to start riding low waves, while more experienced boarders can try to savor hurricane season (September and October).
5. Coney Island Beach
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Coney Island is not only an amusement park arena, but a beach area in Brooklyn. If you come here you definitely need to try the famous Nathan’s Hot Dogs. This is a very busy area so get there early to reserve your spot on the beach. This is the busiest beach of them all.
Be safe and enjoy your summer on the beautiful beaches of New York.
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