With so much to see in the heart of New York City, it’s easy to forget that Manhattan is, in fact, an island. That island happens to come with fabulous, sunny beaches. Many of them are just a short trip from The Marmara Park Avenue.
Here is a list of our top five NYC beaches:
1 – Coney Island
Coney Island, located in Brooklyn, is famous for its amusement park rides and hot dogs. While those aspects are worth noting, there is much more to do here. Enjoy live music, a weekly firework display, and stop in at the Coney Island Brewing Company.
On the sand itself, you can swim, play volleyball, work out at the beach gym, take the kids to the playground, and even visit the skate park.
2 – Rockaway Beach
NYC’s only legal surfing beach is in Queens. You can swim, fish, play sports, and let the kids run around on one of the beach’s seven playgrounds. Strangely enough, the beach became popular after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. They rebuilt the destroyed community, and it quickly became a hotspot for NYC natives and tourists.
3 – Long Beach
This Long Island beach town is always bustling. Choose from Japanese, Greek, and Latino restaurants, or just hang out in a good old Irish pub! Stroll along East Park and West Park Avenues and do some window shopping.
Closer to the beach itself, visitors can enjoy free summer concerts, the farmer’s market, and a swim. Don’t forget your beach pass!
4 – Plumb Beach
This stretch of shore in Brooklyn provides educational opportunities as well as recreational opportunities. It’s famous not only for its windsurfing, kayaking, and kite surfing but also for the horseshoe crabs that grace its sands in May and June. It’s far from the most bustling beach in NYC, but if all you need is sun and sand (and a public restroom!) Plumb Beach may very well be the place for you.
5 – Orchard Beach
Located in The Bronx, Orchard Beach is the borough’s only public beach, and you could spend all day here. Visit the concession stand, barbecue in the designated areas, play handball, and send the kids off to the playground. Walk the promenade and imagine what it looked like back in the 1930s, when “The Riviera of New York” was in its infancy.
New York City is a place of endless possibility. Dreams have come true on Broadway, world-famous artists have walked the streets of Greenwich Village, and you’ll find a piece of history around every corner.
You can also find plenty of spots in our amazing city just to relax and be.
So drop off your bags in your luxury suite at The Marmara Park Avenue, don your bathing suit, and make your way to the kind of beach paradise only New York City can offer.
The Marmara Park Avenue is located near many of NYC’s famous sights and makes a great starting point for a day trip to one of these NYC beaches. Book your stay today!