Being in New York City during scorching summer days is almost impossible to bear. So what do you do to fight off the heat? You pay $2 in subway fare and head out to Brighton beach. In less than an hour you can freshen up and relax in the Atlantic Ocean, away from Manhattan.
In fact, New York has 14 miles of public beaches, all free . New York City beaches were salvaged from the high-crime and junk they used to be associated with. 50 million dollars has been invested into making the beaches what they are today, clean, safe and beautiful. Although not all New Yorkers know about these changes, NYC beaches managed to attract about 15 million visitors last year.
The Beaches inside city limits have gone through a complete makeover and though they’ll never turn into Sandy hook in New Jersey or the Caribbean, they are doing well. NYC beaches has turned into a great concept for beaches in the New York area. With New York vacation rentals, you can take full advantage of these beach opportunities.
At Orchard Beach in the Bronx, your experience is charged up with activities such as crash courses in salsa. At Coney Island, step out of the ocean and directly climb into the wooden Cyclone roller coaster or go straight to a baseball game. It’s all part of the urban beach experience and getting a New York Vacation Rental make that experience that much better.
It may come as a surprise to you, but city beaches are clean and safe. Orchard beach is, perhaps, the beach with the murkiest water while others (Brooklyn and Staten Island beaches) can be clear or murky, depending on the tide and other factors. Orchard beach has such a great atmosphere around it that going there is worth it. Accessible by the 6 train, the atmosphere and crowd is mainly Hispanic. Activities take place all over the boardwalk; Salsa concerts take place on Sundays and you see vendors on the beach selling Dominican treats. City Island just across the bridge has everything you’d need from shops, bars, restaurants and marinas.
New York City beaches are special in the sense that you still get cultural and historical interactions with the city itself. Some beaches allow you to swim while you are overlooked by large bridges and other city structures. The beaches are just a ride away from Manhattan but still have amazing appeal to people. Brighton beach has a great list of boardwalk restaurants that convert into great nightclubs, for instance. Getting a New York vacation rental would be such an amazing experience since you would have the beach to yourself, while only being a subway ride away from Manhattan!