It is so easy to get lost in the shuffle of big city life.
From traffic to trains and tension to tough times, being in the city 24/7 can cause unwanted stress and desire to escape.
BUT NEW YORK HAS A BEACH.
INDEED. IT HAS A BEACH.
And what is a better escape from loud noises and harsh smells than fresh air and salty smells?
Rockaway Beach, located in Queens, is a diamond in the rough. It is far from the most beautiful beach I have ever attended, but it has sun, sand and some interesting people who frequent the beach.
At the very least, Rockaway Beach provides a spot to clear your mind while looking out onto the horizon. It doesn’t hurt that it’s only a 45 minute subway ride away.
TIP: Do not go to this area for anything other than the beach. There isn’t much else to do once you leave the sandy shore.