11 New York City Beaches That Will Make You Forget You're in Gotham

WHERE: Beach 1st St., Far Rockaway to Beach 149th St., Neponsit
HOW TO GET THERE: A train to Beach 90th St.

If you ever see a guy on the A train holding a surfboard while you’re on your way to work, he’s either just been or is going to Rockaway. It’s the only true surf spot in the five boroughs and has a decent, easily accessible break with tons of history. It’s also a kick-ass Ramones song, but for our MetroCard money, Rockaway is for surfing.

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