activities / Cycling

Lonely Planet review

Beautiful Long Beach, 30 miles from New York City (and much closer than either Jones Beach or Fire Island), is one of the best stretches of sand you can find. It’s easily accessible by train, and has clean beaches, a hoppin’ main strip with shops and eateries within walking distance of the ocean, a thriving surfing scene and many city hipsters. Lincoln Beach , at the end of Lincoln Blvd, is the main spot for surfing; you can rent bikes at Buddy’s .