Beaches in New York City

New York City Beaches

This post is about several free beaches in NYC you can visit easily. We provide how to get to them, what you can expect, where to eat, and where you can get beach essentials like food, towels, sunscreen and more. 

 

 


NYC BEACHES OVERVIEW

These are what we think are among the best beaches in New York City.  All are free to visit, with the exception of Long Beach which charges an admission fee. 

All of these beaches are no more than 90-minutes maximum from Manhattan and are all easily reached by subway, bus, and ferry (and by car, if you have one).

Below we provide information about the beaches, how to get there, what amenities are available and where you can buy beach essentials like food, towels, sunscreen and more.

We also include information on other activities to enjoy those beaches that have any.

TIP: If you are new to the NYC subway, then you may find the following guides helpful.

Be sure to take a look at our New York City Summer Guide for things to do beyond the beach!


Coney Island Beach

This New York City icon, Coney Island is very easy to reach by subway and totally free to visit. From Midtown Manhattan it takes less than an hour to get there.

Read more »

New York Night Lower Manhattan Brooklyn Bridge 911

What to Do at Night in New York City

This post covers things to do at night in NYC, updated for 2019 and includes free, family-friendly options as well as activities that are included in most tourist passes. 

For even more ideas, check out our master post for things to do in New York City.

 

 


TOP 10 THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT IN NYC

Below are our top 10 recommendations for things to do at night in New York City. 

For tips on the most popular activities in NYC, check out the following posts:

Several of the items below are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass

Read more »

New York Dakota Apartments

The Dakota Apartments | Where John Lennon Died

This post is about the Dakota Apartments, where John Lennon lived in NYC and where he was killed, with tips on how to get here and to Strawberry Fields. 

 

 


Read more »

SoHo Things to do New York

What to Do in SoHo

This post is a guide of things to do in SoHo, including the top things to see and do, where to eat, shop, and see art. We also include a sample itinerary, family-friendly activities and things to do at night.

 

 


PLAN YOUR VISIT

The following section will include all the details you need to visit SoHo including sample itineraries, how to get here, and how much time you should set aside for your visit. Read more »

What to Do in August in NYC

This post lists the many great things to do in NYC in August 2019, including free, family-friendly, as well as nighttime activities and events. 

For even more suggestions, see our comprehensive guide to Things to Do in NYC.  

 

 


TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN AUGUST

This is our list of the ten best events and things to do in NYC in August. 

Several of the items below are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass.

For tips on the most popular activities in NYC, check out the following posts:

Read more »

Weather in NYC in August

How is the Weather in New York in August?

This post is an overview of the weather in New York in August as well as providing tips on how to dress and what to do during this relatively warmer month.  

 

 


AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN AUGUST IN NYC

Read more »

What to Do in New York for Free

This post lists hundreds of free things to do in New York City, including a top 10 list, free nighttime activities, free things to do with kids, and museums and attractions you can visit for free. 

 


TOP 10 FREE THINGS TO DO IN NYC

There are so many free and cheap things to do in NYC that it’s totally possible to spend a few days in NYC and only pay for food and accommodation.

Below are the top 10 free activities and attractions not to be missed.

 

 


1. Stroll through Central Park 

This pastoral escape from the hustle and bustle of the city streets is everything you imagined it would be.

With wide open spaces, rides, zoos, sculpture, shade trees, ponds and lakes, there are so many things to do. Read more »

Things to do in July

Events and Things to Do In NYC in July

This post covers things to do in New York City in July, including a Top 10 list, family-friendly activities, things to do at night and free events, updated for 2019.

Check out our master post on things to do in NYC for year-round ideas.

 

 


TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN JULY

This section will feature our top 10 activities to enjoy in New York City throughout July. 

Several of the items below are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist attraction discount pass.

For tips on the most popular activities in NYC, check out the following posts:

Read more »

Lower Manhattan tour

Which Lower Manhattan Tour is Best for You?

This post compares and reviews the various different tours of Lower Manhattan available to you, including our pay-what-you-like tours. 

 

 


FREE TOURS BY FOOT

We at Free Tours by Foot are very proud to offer several tours that include Lower Manhattan, including our anytime audio tour of the area. Read more »