Visiting New York City this summer? Take a break from Times Square, shopping and museums and do like the locals: Hop a train or ferry to the beach.
The beach at Coney Island , at the tip of Brooklyn and reachable by four subway lines from Manhattan, is bordered by a famous strip of amusement park rides.
You can also go by subway to Rockaway Beach , Queens, but a new ferry service now departs for the Rockaways from Wall Street’s Pier 11 on the East River in Lower Manhattan, with one stop in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Here are some tips for a beach day in the Big Apple.
Take the D, F, N or Q subway train to the end of the line in Brooklyn ($2.75 each way). Several small amusement parks sit side by side across from the station, with the boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean just beyond.
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