Cool Beaches You Need to Check Out Before Summer Ends

Cool Beaches You Need to Check Out Before Summer Ends

Cool Beaches You Need to Check Out Before Summer Ends

Treat yourself to a beach break

Treat yourself to a beach break

Text: Xinrou Shu

Can anyone say “No” to the beach in summer? As the vibrant summer has finally arrived, it’s time to plan on a relaxing afternoon spent on the beach. Just imagine - walking on the sandy, soft beach, listening to the sound of waves crashing against the shore - isn’t it terrific to enjoy the natural bliss? Don't have a pick in mind? We’ve got some beaches for you.

Coney Island - NYC

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Sun, surf, and unique entertainment, a little more than one hour, you can transport from bustling Manhattan to the amusement of Coney Island in Brooklyn. An aquarium, action-packed rides, restaurants, shops, it's not only a beach but also an amusement park. From roller-coasters to go-karts, to live entertainment, and boardwalk games, beachfront Coney Island has something for everyone.

Rockaway Beach - NYC

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Beachgoers, let's take a day off and celebrate the season in Rockaway Beach. As the only legal surfing beach, here, you can enjoy a variety of facilities, including barbeque areas, basketball courts, fitness equipment, playgrounds, skate parks, volleyball courts, baseball fields, handball courts, roller hockey, spray showers, and of course, eateries!

Sandy Hook - NJ

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Nature lovers, you don't want to miss out on Sandy Hook. Located on a thin peninsula that juts into lower New York Harbor, the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area is a park with expansive ocean and bay beaches for swimming, fishing, picnicking, scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing and bicycling.  Also, nature lovers, this is THE park for you! It has extensive hiking trails, bike paths, salt marshes, a spectacular holly forest and more than 300 species of birds.

Asbury Park Beach - NJ

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In Asbury Park, you can not only enjoy the beach and surf, but also have fun in the wonderful downtown to shopping, dining, and, yes, clubbing! Art galleries, antiques, retail shops, here, you can even have a good time at a game of oceanfront mini-golf. It the perfect place for either a family trip or a date.

Main Beach - East Hampton

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"Wide, spacious, clean beach in East Hampton at the end of a long tree-lined road that was a pleasure to drive down. With a hotel pass, parking was a breeze," a visitor commented on Tripadvisor. Ranked as the No.3 spot of the best east coast beaches in the United States by Town&Country, Main Beach is among the closest beaches to the town's downtown.

Cooper Beach - South Hampton

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According to Dr. Beach’s annual list ranking the nation’s top 10 beaches in 2020, Cooper Beach was ranked the third-best oceanfront park in America. With white sandy shores and a wide stretch of historic mansions, this popular but not-too-crowd beach is full of relaxing vibes. Lifeguards, restrooms, showers, chairs and umbrella rentals are here for you.

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