Beaches in New York
Just because New York is one of the world's largest metropolitan areas doesn't mean it's without any natural attractions. From Coney Island to the Hamptons, here are some of New York's finest sand-filled getaways.
Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk
West 16 Street at Ancestors Circle,
Brooklyn, NY, 11214
Two and a half miles on the Atlantic Ocean. Crowded but the easiest beach to get to from most parts of New York City.
Almost a century before the boardwalk opened along the Atlantic Ocean, Coney I more...
Jacob Riis Beach
Gateway National Recreation Area,
This beach is clean and encourages European sunbathing, with a topless / clothing-optional area.
Wantagh, NY, 11793
Jones Beach State offers 6.5 miles of ocean beach, one-half mile of bay beach for stillwater bathing, and two swimming pools. The Beach also has a two mile boardwalk.
Directions: 33 miles from Manhattan via Meadowbrook Parkway South and Wantagh Parkway south to the Park.
1 West Chester Street,
Long Beach, NY, 11561
Offers a 2.2 mile boardwalk where you may gain access to some of New York's best beaches. You can gain access to the boardwalk from most boulevards in Long Beach. The community welcomes runners, walkers, baby stollers and cyclists. No roller blades or skateboards!
Manhattan Beach was created by real estate developer Austin Corbin (1827-1896) in 1877 as a self-contained summer resort on 500 acres of salt marsh, the eastern peninsula of what was once Coney Island. Visitors staye more...
Fire Island, NY, 11770
The most commercial town on Fire Island offers the most popular beach.
Pelham Bay Park,
The 115-acre, 1.1-mile-long engineering marvel was created on Long Island Sound by Parks Commissioner Robert Moses during the 1930s. "The Riviera of New York" consists of a 13-section sandy beach, a hexagonal-block pro more...
Point Pleasant Beach
Point Pleasant, NJ, 08742
New Yorker's tend to focus on the Long Island beaches, forgetting that New Jersey has some of the most spectacular beaches in the North East. One of the largest, Point Pleaseant, lives up to it's name once you g more...
Robert Moses State Park
Fire Island, NY
Located on the western end of Fire Island, Robert Moses State Park offers over five miles of ocean beach from which visitors can swim, surf and sun bath.
48 miles from Manhattan, via Southern State Parkway to Robert Moses Causeway (exit 40), south to Park at western end of Fire Island.
Queens, NY, 11694
Seven and a half miles of Beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Lifeguards are stationed on the beaches from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Visitors enjoy basketball and handball courts, roller-hockey rinks, sitting areas and more...
Sandy Hook Beach
Sandy Hook, NJ
The Sandy Hook Unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area offers visitors a blend of historical sites, ocean and bay beaches, swimming, hiking, birding, a spectacular holly forest, naturist areas and other recreat more...
South Beach and FDR Boardwalk
Father Capadonno Blvd.,
Staten Island, NY, 10301
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach have long provided New Yorkers a refuge from the congestion and confinement of city life. Colonized in 1661 by a small Dutch community, the coastal neig more...
Wolfe's Pond Beach
New York, NY
From the City of New York/Parks & Recreation Historical Signs Program:
This beach was formed nearly 20,000 years ago during the final stages of the last ice age. As the Wisconsin ice sheet advanced southward, it more...