A visit to one—if not all—of the best beaches NYC has to offer is needed when temperatures become hot and sticky. Whether you’re planning weekend getaways or looking for ways to cool off or things to do in the summer with friends, these beaches in New York are a quick subway, ferry or bus trip away. If you have a car and want to venture further out, we’ve also included off-the-beaten-track sandy shores that are less than two hours away. The city-run, NYC beaches are open for swimming starting Memorial Day weekend (May 25, 2019, specifically) through early September.
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