Beach vacation after a stay in NYC

Posted by Lisbet Nielsen 
Hello new yorkers

We are to girls planning a trip to New York in June/July and we would like to spend some days at a beach near New York afterward. It shouldn't be to expensive, but still be a nice and beautiful place. Can you recommend a town/area or perhaps a specific hotel or bed & breakfast?

Greetings from Denmark


Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/15/2010 09:13AM by askanewyorker.
Re: Beach vacation after a stay in NYC
January 22, 2008 03:37PM
Hi two girls from Denmark,
I think Fire Island would be a great weekend getaway. Check out Ocean Beach in the link below. There are no cars allowed on the island. Ocean Beach is a happening community. The great thing about the island is that you can walk from one community to another. Enjoy. []

Train: The Long Island Railroad still flourishes as the most widely used and, really, the most responsible means of travel to Fire Island. Unless you live in Tahiti, this is one of the best getaways currently available. And all you need to get there is a train ticket for the Long Island Rail Road. You'll quickly be on Fire Island without seeing one brake light. (Well, you might see a few if you look out the window near a highway.) To make the trip even faster and even more convenient, they have added extra trains for the summer season. To stretch your weekend, stay at the beach Sunday night and take their early morning train back to the city on Monday. You'll be back in plenty of time for work.

The Long Island Rail Road provides daily service from Penn Station to the three towns; one-way fares range from $6 to $7 on off-peak trains, $9.50 to $10.75 for peak hour trains; children 5 to 11 years old pay 50 cents during off-peak hours, one half of the adult fare during peak hours; children under 5 ride free at all times. The trains leave Penn Station every 30 to 60 minutes, beginning at 6:36 weekdays and at 7:15 A.M. on Saturdays and Sundays. The ferry terminal at Patchogue is within walking distance of the railroad station and the ferries at Bay shore and Sayville are a short taxi ride away. The railroad also offers daily excursions to the Watch Hill and Sunken Forest beaches and to Robert Moses State Park on Fire Island; these include a round-trip train ride and the ferry and cost $12 to $18 for adults, $4 to $9 for children 5 to 11 years old.

For schedules and more information call: (718) 217-5477; (516) 231-LIRR or [].


Ferry Schedules are made to coincide with train arrivals, allowing time for the taxi to bring passengers from station to dock. The ferries generally wait when trains are delayed, but don't count on it!

If you're racing to make the very last boat listed in our schedules, take half a minute longer to make sure that the ferry is, indeed, returning that evening.

In general, most communities are directly serviced by a ferry or are within walking distance of the ferry dock in an adjoining community. There are, in addition, water taxis which make special trips on a round-the-clock basis; Special water taxis are available, 24 hours a day, weather permitting, if you miss the regularly scheduled ferries; and there are those craving adventure, who prefer them even when the bigger craft are running.

Bay Shore Ferries, off Montauk Highway (Main Street). Operates ferries year round to Ocean Beach, Fair Harbor, Dunewood, Atlantique, Kismet, Saltaire, Ocean Bay Park and Seaview. Summer schedule: 7 A.M. to 10:15 P.M. daily (until 11:50 P.M. on Fridays), leaving every 60 to 90 minutes for the 25 minute ride. Fare: $11 round-trip; $5.75 one way; $5 round trip for children 2 to 12 years old and dogs. Reservations not necessary. Parking fee: $10 day, Fridays through Sundays; $6, Mondays through Thursdays; $45 weekly. Information: (516) 666- 3600 or (516) 665-3600.

Sayville Ferries, 41 River Road, Operates ferries year round to Cherry Grove, Fire Island Pines, Sunken Forest and Water Island. Summer schedule: 7 A.M. to 12:15 A.M. on Fridays; 8:15 A.M. to 1:30 A.M. on Saturdays and Sundays; 5:45 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. Mondays; 7 A.M. to 7:20 P.M. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 7 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. Thursdays, leaving every hour on the half-hour for the 20-25 minute ride. Fare: $10 round trip; $5.50, one way; for children under 12, $5 round trip or $2.75 one way; for dogs, $3 round trip or $1.75 one way. Parking fee: $6 daily, Mondays through Thursdays, $7 daily Fridays through Sundays. Reservations not necessary. Information: (516) 589-0810.

Patchogue Ferries, operates ferries to Davis Park and Watch Hill in the National Seashore park from two ferry terminals in Patchogue: at Country Road 19 (for Watch Hill) and County Road 83 (Davis Park). Operates from mid-March through November. Ferries leave Patchogue from 6:20 A.M. to 11:30 P.M. Fridays; 7:30 A.M. to 12:15 A.M. Saturdays; 7:30 A.M. to 10:30 P.M. Sundays, and 6:20 A.M. to 10:30 P.M. Mondays through Thursdays. Fares: $5.50 one way; $10 same day round trip; children 2 to 11 years old, $3.25 one way, $5.50 same day round trip; dogs, $3.25 round trip. Ferries leave every 60 to 90 minutes for the 20- to 25-minute ride. Parking is free for everyone at the Watch Hill ferry. Parking at the Davis Park Ferry is free for residents of Brookhaven and $10 a day for nonresidents. Information: (516) 475-1665.

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Re: Beach vacation after a stay in NYC
August 05, 2009 01:08PM

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Re: Beach vacation after a stay in NYC
August 19, 2009 05:19PM
Rockaways' currents can be deadly if not treated with caution....


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