The one thing New York City is missing is a beach. If your looking for a nice beach that’s not to far Jacob Riis beach is perfect. It’s located at Rockaway Breezy point and you can get there by train! There are life guards, concession stands and bathrooms. It’s very clean and the waves and not to aggressive.
Best things to do in Breezy Point
Breezy Point is situated near places like historic Robert Moses-designed Jacob Riis Park and its Art Deco bathhouse. Also in close proximity, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, which offers 20 miles of scenic bike trails. Here amidst the sand dunes, marshes, and breeding grounds for birds like the black skimmer and piping plover, this 200-acre stretch of land is a sweet spot for surfers, families who nestle into their privately-owned beach cabanas at the Silver Gull Club, and fishermen in search of striped bass, blue fish and summer flounder.
A windy Spring morning calls for the beach! My husband and I needed a fresh weekend and so did my kids so we all went to Fort Tilden Beach. The journey was a total something! Ups and downs but oh well, here we are! The wind was blowing, the sand and the ocean looked just as fabulous as ever. I think beaches are a great way to start afresh week. We lay there under the umbrella and watched the kids run around the beach. There were cute little dolphins too! We’re glad we brought our necessary stuff like sunscreen, umbrellas, mats, and some snacks because there weren’t shops around. It’s a great beach if you want to swim too because I could tell my kids were having the time of their lives. The sound of waves felt so heavenly, and oh god I feel fresh and more relaxed than ever!!
Fort Tilden Beach, Bayshore Blvd W, New York, New York 11697, United States
Raw and elemental is what this beach is, just an expanse of sand and dunes and grass and many shorebirds. It's magical if you like to be far from the maddening crowd, and can handle being far from a working toilet too. As you head further out, the beach has, thankfully, less garbage than by Fort Tilden, though you might find, as we did, when you stroll along the shore an occasional dead blowfish, jellyfish, a horseshoe crab. The music you hear will be surf, gently rolling in or hammering at the shore and the occasional screeches of birds. A top site for birding, this beach didn't disappoint and we didn't even visit at peak migrating times. Just be careful if you walk further up along the sands and watch for signs that tell you not to disturb the nesting areas. Nature's ecosystem is more fragile than you think.
Breezy Point Tip, Beach 227th St, New York, New York, United States