Pack a picnic and your swimsuit and hit one of New York City's public beaches
Summer doesn't officially get underway until June, but it might as well already be here. And what better way to cool off and celebrate the summer than by visiting one of NYC's public beaches? If you're looking to beat the tourists and families making a beeline for Coney Island or the Rockaways check out some of the more off-the-beaten path beaches. And if going for a swim isn't your thing, don't fret—most beaches come with plenty of other outdoor activities. Put your laptop away for a bit and soak in the warm weather—and, as always, If we missed some great spots, let us know.