New York has plenty of beaches - Fire Island being one of the finest. Easily accessible through the Beach Package from Penn Station. Today I went to Sunken Forest by two trains a shuttle and a ferry - by far the cleanest ferry ever. All in all the trip is about two hours one way and 24 dollars there and back. The cutest small boats and tidy piers. Maybe a bit windy so waves are more for surfing than swimming.
FIRE ISLAND Fire Island