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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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