Traveling & Sight Seeing In New York City

Beaches 

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Following Hurricane Sandy, New York beaches sustained considerable damage.  Please check the status of your destination before traveling.

Brighton Beach

This beach community is known for its Russian restaurants, nightclubs, fruit stands, and bookstores.

Coney Island

In addition to the beach, also known for its boardwalk, rides, attractions, hot dogs. Fireworks on the beach every Friday during the summer at 9:30 p.m.

 

Manhattan Beach

A sandy half-mile long beach situated in a lovely park at the west end of the Coney Island Peninsula.

Orchard Beach

The 115-acre, 1.1 mile-long beach is situated on Long Island Sound and is part of Pelham Bay Park.


Rockaway Beach

Situated on a peninsula between scenic Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, this 7.5-mile stretch boasts white sand beaches, a very long boardwalk (second in length to that in Atlantic City, New Jersey). Visit the annual New York Kite Festival at Gateway National Recreation Area - the first urban national park.

 

Long Island Beaches

MTA can also take you to the beaches in Long Island. Long Island Rail Road has special packages for trips to Jones Beach, Long Beach, and Fire Island.