Romantic Adventures: The Best Beach in NYC

Long Walks on the Beach

Good date or bad date, a day’s always better at the beach. We think Rockaway makes for an ideal date, but see this story for other great beaches that are easily accessible from NYC without a car.

1. Ride the rails a little over an hour to travel-worthy waves and eats at Rockaway Beach. Consider taking a surf or SUP­ lesson if you’re both new to the sport.

2. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, get in line at Tacoway Beach.

3. Wash down a Mexican dish of locally-sourced seafood with a cup of Italian ice from John DiCosmo’s neighboring stall. DiCosmo’s rotating flavors, handmade with real fruit and fruit juices, include World Famous Lemon, Orange-Pineapple, Guava and Gooseberry.

4. Enjoy your Italian ice (or something stronger at Conolly’s Bar) ’til the sun goes down and the stars come out.

Read our full guide to Rockaway Beach here. 

How to get there: Take the A to Broad Channel, transfer to the S to Rockaway Park-Beach 98th St.

Photo: Brett Renfer.