Gothamist provides an extensive list of NYC beaches to visit this summer. Beaches include Fort Tilden, Jacob Riis Park, Rockaway Beach, Sandy Hook, Jones Beach, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach Park, South Beach(on Staten Island), and of course Coney Island, Fire Island, Dune Point and Orchard Beach on Long Island Sound. There are many transportation options for getting to these beaches, including the use of trains, shuttle buses, personal vehicles like cars and bikes, ferries, walking and even swimming in some cases.
- Alexis Van Lines runs shuttles to this beach every half hour from Williamsburg, for about 7 dollars either direction.
- If you happen to have thirty dollars to spend on a roundtrip ferry ride, you can go for the American Princess Ferry Express.
- It’s good going in to realize that this beach lacks both amenities and lifeguards, with a mere one bathroom, located near the bike rack.
“The relatively remote beaches at this decommissioned military base in Queens aren’t easy to access without a car, but it can be done. Either plan for an epic hour and 45 minute bike ride from Manhattan or lug your bike on the B/Q train to the Sheepshead Bay / East 16 Street station (at Avenue Z).”