The highly anticipated Rockaway ferry launched in spring 2017, allowing eager beachgoers to access Rockaway Beach from downtown Manhattan (at Wall Street’s Pier 11) and Sunset Park, Brooklyn. At just $2.75 each way, tickets cost no more than a subway ride, leaving you plenty of dough for fancy snacks and draft beers—that’s right, the ferry’s onboard New Stand sells concessions fit for King Neptune. (ferry.nyc)
Ferries are one of the top ways to get to the best beaches near NYC. Equipped with stellar boat bars and multi-deck seating, these floating fiestas will take you straight to gorgeous beaches like Fire Island, Sandy Hook and Martha’s Vineyard. And since some one-way tickets cost as little as $1, you won’t feel guilty splurging on a round of frozen rosé at the scenic waterfront restaurants and bars upon arrival.
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