Depending on what level of the scale in the summer enthusiasm scale one falls in, summer is usually the worst time of the year or the absolutely most beautiful time of the year. Both perspectives are in themselves valid depending on the individual who is giving the assessment. Yet, one has to consider one fact and that is during summer one can find himself cooked slowly inside a city within a cauldron. Therefore, because of the heat everyone wants an escape hatch, a place where they can feel secure to run to and this might include the opportunity to take the body that is starved of the sun into the atlantic ocean. That means a visit to the city’s beaches is important. The city beaches will throw their doors open starting Saturday, May 25th and will remain open until the 8th of September for people who love to spend time in the beach and escape from the heat of the city. The author thinks that personally everyone should give it a try. The author recommends Jacob Riis beach, the People’s beach, and says that it is the best beach in the city no matter which beach snob one asks.
- NYC has about 14 miles of beaches, ready and waiting for both travelers and denizens to escape the baking heat of the inner city in summer.
- Jacob Riis, also known as the people’s beach, is often cited as the best of the beach options.
- Located between Fort Tilden and Rockaway proper, Riis gets votes for being neither too overrun or too secluded.
“Getting to Riis is also only medium difficult for non-cyclists and non-drivers, due to its reasonable proximity to both the Q35 and the handful of subway lines that connect you to the Q35.”