WHERE: Father Capodanno Blvd. & Sand Lane, Staten Island
HOW TO GET THERE: Staten Island Ferry to a bus, but ideally by car
This beach combines with Midland Beach and features bocce courts, ballparks, and barbecue areas along its 2.5-mile boardwalk. If sun, sand, and saltwater aren’t enough to keep you sated this summer, you can always go skateboarding—they have a small park here as well.