Fun in the Sun 2024: NYC's Best Beaches to Visit

June 18, 2024 Desiree Homer

New York City is best known for its towering skyscrapers, cultural landmarks, and busy streets. It might not be the first place you think of as a beachy destination, but NYC has some beautiful beaches on its coastline full of thrilling events for fun in the sun! Explore another side of NYC and check out some of our favorite beaches for a refreshing summer getaway.

Coney Island Beach, Brooklyn

It’s iconic. It’s historic. And you can enjoy the beach plus all the fun amusements for a perfect mix of sun and entertainment!

Location: Atlantic Ocean, from W. 37th Street to Ocean Parkway

Rockaway Beach, Queens

Rockaway Beach is a surfer’s paradise, so dust off those boards and head down to this beautiful Queens beach. The bustling boardwalk is perfect for bike riders and skateboarders.

Location: Atlantic Ocean, from Beach 9th Street, Far Rockaway, to Beach 149th Street, Neponsit

South Beach, Staten Island

Take in the stunning views of the Verrazano Bridge while digging your toes into the sand. Check out the boardwalk, bike trails, and fishing pier for additional family fun.

Location: Lower New York Bay, from Fort Wadsworth to Miller Field, Midland Beach

Orchard Beach, The Bronx

The Bronx’s only public beach is the perfect spot to catch a sunset on the boardwalk or enjoy the mile long beach front with friends and family. 

Location: Long Island Sound in Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx

Summertime on the beaches of NYC is full of fun and surprises that are only a train or ferry ride away. Soak up the sun, escape the hurried hustle and bustle of the city, and enjoy the relaxing and stunning shores of NYC! And for all your upcoming private events, consult the event planning pros at EMRG Media! We want to make your next event or party magical!

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