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Long Beach

Attractions, Beaches Long Island
5 out of 5 stars
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Stepping right off the train onto this Long Island spot will set you back a little bit of cash, but the five miles of pristine sand are well worth the $15 admission. The City by the Sea was once a popular resort destination for New Yorkers during the turn of the 20th century, and its brand-new boardwalk (after Superstorm Sandy destroyed the old one) adjacent to the beach 
is perfect for in-line skating before lying out on the white sand or diving into the Atlantic. After all that surf and sunbathing, cool off with some cold ones and chow down on St. Louis dry ribs at beloved beachside barbecue joint Swingbelly’s.


Venue name: Long Beach
Address: Long Beach Barrier Island
Nassau County
Cross street: Broadway between Maple and Nevada Sts
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We spent Saturday of Independence Day Weekend on Long Beach and were fortunate enough to experience amazing weather (sunny with a breeze - YES!!) and snag an incredible spot before some of the later trains arrived. The key is to purchase beach AND train tickets in Penn Station, under the "Beaches and Getaways" (or something like that) bundling option. Also, catching the express train straight to the beach is key. This way we only had to wait in line once at the train station so we could get right onto the beach when we got there. We splurged for an umbrella rental for the sole sake of keeping our food and bevs out of the sun - and we didnt regret it one bit with beverages still cold when our escapade came to an end. The cleanliness of the beach makes it worth the price of admission, and convenience to the train just cannot be beat. Will definitely visit again before the summer is done.

Long Beach is the best train-direct oasis within 45 minutes of NYC. It's Billy Crystal's hometown and has been fully re-constructed since Hurricane Sandy. Visit its arts festivals, boardwalk and beautiful beaches. Riptides have closed the water recently to swimmers. Be safe while loving the reason you live so close to the Atlantic. Plus shopping & restaurants of all designs and budgets.