Beat the Heat! 5 Places to Stand the NYC Heatwave

It’s officially July and New York City is seeing temperatures in the upper 90s! It’s time to head for the beach. Looking for places to stay cool? Grab your water bottles, umbrellas, and sunscreen, kick off your flip flops and go visit these New York City beaches. All just perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and more!

1. Coney Island

The fun never ends on Coney Island! Coney Island is located in Brooklyn, New York and has it all with roller coasters, live entertainment, and 2.5 miles of gorgeous beach front. Visit:

2. Brighton Beach

Coney Island’s neighbor Brighton Beach draws families and friends all summer long. Be sure to explore the surrounding neighborhood “Little Odessa” named for its tight-knit Russian and Eastern European communities.

3. Rockaway Beach

Located in Queens, New York, Rockaway Beach is known for surfing! Grab your board and hang ten at Rockaway. After a long day of surfing, visit the boardwalk to indulge in some of the best tacos around.

4. Orchard Beach

Orchard Beach is the Bronx’s only public beach. This man-made beach was built in the 1930s and was declared “The Riviera of New York.” After your day of swimming and sunbathing, visit City Island famous for its seafood restaurants. Showers and changing areas are available.

5. Long Beach

Long Beach is situated on Long Island and really is a treasure. The beaches are clean and the parking is free! You can get to Long Beach in less than an hour from Penn Station located in Midtown Manhattan by taking the Long Island Railroad. Visit:

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