Top 8 beaches in New York

New York City not only has skyscrapers and shops, museums, and Broadway works. All five boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Staten Island) that make up the United States metropolis offer 22.5 km of golden sand with amazing beaches. Here, a selection of the top 8 beaches in New York to consider this summer:

1. Long Beach, Long Island

Probably the best beach and it is located in the center of Long Island. Long Beach offers a vast stretch of sand, good waves, and a wooden boardwalk (a kind of sidewalk) for walking, running, or biking, where there are bars and restaurants. You can also rent parasols with deck chairs and bicycles. Beach access is not free and costs about $ 15 per person. Super recommended, experience a different day in New York.


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Where: On Long Beach Barrier Island, Long Island.

2. Wolfe’s Pond Beach, Staten Island

Wolfe’s Pond Park is one of Staten Island’s largest parks. It offers a beautiful beach, wildlife and plant preserve, and multi-purpose recreation areas, like playgrounds, hiking trails, and a roller hockey rink, tennis courts, spray showers, water fountains, and fishing areas. It’s lesser-known and, therefore, quiet without many crowds, and it has been called “the city’s best-kept secret.”


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Where: Island On Raritan Bay and Prince’s Bay, Holton to Cornelia Avenues 

3. Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

Another beach recommended on our “Top 8 beaches in New York” in Brighton Beach; it is a popular spot among the local Russian community east of the busy Coney Island boardwalk. It’s in a neighborhood known as “Little Odessa” for its Eastern European shops and eateries, where you can taste typical.


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Where: On Atlantic Ocean, from Ocean Parkway to Corbin Place

4. Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn

It was named because a closed community founded it for a certain elite of Manhattan. Manhattan Beach is a bit calmer, often drawing locals with more family-friendly vibes. In the beach surroundings, you can also find play areas for kids, barbecue spaces for roasts, and numerous sports fields.


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Where: On Atlantic Ocean, Oriental Blvd., from Ocean Avenue to Mackenzie Street 

5. Rockaway Beach, Queens

Rockaway Beach is a full beach – it is 11 km long -, clean and full of surfers and fishers. West of Cross Bay Bridge is the most beautiful part, while the boardwalk was rebuilt with new restaurants, playgrounds, and sports fields. Surfers find good waves throughout the year.


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Where: On Atlantic Ocean, from Beach 9th Street, Far Rockaway, to Beach 149th Street, Neponsit 

6. Orchard Beach, Bronx

Orchard Beach is located in the Pelham Bay Park of the Bronx: only 2 km long, often called “the Bronx Riviera.” The water is not as deep as on the ocean beaches and can be very crowded with children and adults; it has areas for barbecue, volleyball, basketball, and games for boys. Orchard Beach is undoubtedly not the quietest.


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Where: On Long Island Sound in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

7. Coney Island, Brooklyn

Being a classic, this beach is worth visiting sometime in life. Amidst buildings and roller coasters, hot dog eating contests, and mermaid parades, New York’s most kitschy beach draws people of all ages and nationalities. Here you can also find the vintage Luna Park amusement park (1000 Surf Ave.). Far from being the best beach, it attracts many families because it is close to Manhattan and several subway stations, as well as its iconic attractions along the famous promenade full of dining options.


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Where: On Atlantic Ocean, from W. 37th Street to Ocean Parkway 

8. The People’s Beach at Jacob Riis Park, Queens

Jacob Riis Park is a famous beach, considered a “little cousin” of Rockaway. In general, there are fewer people there, and it has a larger strip of sand to walk along the shore. Of course, there is no shortage of live music and vendors on the beach during the weekends.


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Where: 157 Rockaway Beach Blvd