In case you haven't noticed, summertime in NYC can get pretty gross. Sweaty, sticky, smelly, steamy—there is no worse feeling than being trapped on the subway platform as you slowly melt to death. Luckily there are many ways to escape for the weekend, the day, or even a few hours if you're looking for a trip to the beach. Whether you've got a whip or stick to public transit, sun and sand is closer than you think.

As part of tequila brand Don Julio's "Know Your Summer" campaign, Complex has contributed a series of guides that will help you make the most out of the hot months. Our latest "Complex Co-Sign" guide breaks down a handful of convenient beaches in the NYC area we're rocking with. Simply follow the link below, "Like" Don Julio, and you'll have access to the full "Know Your Summer" site. 

CLICK HERE TO READ OUR BBQ GUIDE ON DON JULIO'S FACEBOOK