Sandy Hook, Middletown, NJ, USA
Sunnin'I had long heard of the beauty of Sandy Hook beach in nearby New Jersey and I finally got it once I arrived there.
Of all the New York area beaches, this one is one of the best. Clean, accessible, beautiful.
Plan for an entire day as you have to first go to lower Manhattan to get the ferry there, then you will be transported by bus to the beach of your choice on the hook.