Like New York City? Like beaches too? Well, you have several good options when summer rolls around this year. New York is a state that encompasses many islands and islets -- and that, of course, means there are beaches to be found. You can have your pick from the more traditional, popular type of beaches, such as the Coney Island area. The Coney Island beach is free for all to get in to -- so you don't have to worry about paying. By the Manhattan area you have Rockaway Beach -- a beach popular with what some might call the "hipster subculture" or the like -- or the millennial-aged beach. With various new foods and a trending scene, this beach differs much more from the mainstream Coney island. As a third, you also have a beach known as "Jones Beach."
Just an hour's train ride from the sweltering, tourist-packed streets of midtown is a small strip of island just east of the Rockaways, we call home here in Long Beach. City dwellers taking the Long Island Rail Road from Penn Station or Atlantic Terminal can score a bargain with the MTA’s beach-package discount—round-trip train tickets, discounted beach admission (you'll need a daily beach pass), a Long Beach town bus pass, and discounts at local businesses, for $26.25.
If you’re looking for more of a shoes-and-shirt-required eating experience, check out the farm-to-table food at Lost & Found (you’ll need a reservation) or WildFeast (try the locally caught grilled-monkfish tacos).
Jones Beach has in it an amphitheater -- a big venue that'll host a myriad of events. The beach has a small fee of $10 for drivers -- but that's not too bad consider that is packs a nature center and mini-golf for golf enthusiasts as well. You also have the option of taking a shuttle bus in order to reach the beach should you not want to drive in a car. You will have to deal with a no-radio policy though.
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