New York Beaches : Jones Beach
If New York City living has you feeling stifled in the steaming summer months, a trip to Jones Beach is the perfect getaway. Located in southern Nassau County at One Ocean Parkway, this enormous beach spans an incredible 10 miles in length, providing a refreshing change of pace and space from the gridlock feeling of the city. The beach and park areas are popular for volleyball, softball, basketball, picnics, barbecues and fishing.
There is also a two-mile boardwalk perfect for afternoon rollerblading excursions or scenic oceanfront strolls. In addition to a great tan and a quick dip, Jones Beach features the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, an outdoor arena, which is a largely popular venue for concerts and performances. The theater seats 15,200 spectators, and has played host to a variety of world-famous musicians. With great music, relaxation and the perfect oceanfront view that you just can’t get in the hectic city, Jones Beach is the perfect getaway. For information, call (516) 785-1600.