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Long Beach, New York City

(4.5/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Strikingly different from the city's concrete jungle, Long Beach offers a welcome retreat with its long stretches of soft sand, clean water, and open sky. The beach has a resort destination feel, with a long bamboo boardwalk perfect for a long run, a separate bicycle lane, and plenty of benches. Apartment buildings line the back of the beach, but a handful of nearby food trucks keep you nourished. A swimming area is roped off, and lifeguards patrol the beach. Onsite amenities include bike rental and beach volleyball courts. Put Long Beach into our New York City itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • When you finally get a great day with good weather this is the place to enjoy it. You can walk the boardwalk and take in the ocean. Stop for a drink or lunch at the many great restaurants and bars. We...  more »
  • Been walking this boardwalk for longer than I'd care to admit. (Well, well before Sandy.) The repairs have been done, there are plenty of bikes to rent, and the view of the ocean is just stupendous. A...  more »
  • Clean, friendly with best Restaurant and of course the best almost private beach! Timely public transportation. Allegra Hotel is conveniently located on the boardwalk. Walk to the beach from the LIRR ...  more »