After weeks of quarantine, we have started taking short car trips to the beaches nearby, simply sitting by the water in our car and enjoying the sun and the sea! What a refreshing experience! Long Island’s north and south shores have seen a lot of visitors recently, as we all await the lifting of restrictions on gathering on beaches or in parks. Meanwhile it’s good to breathe in cool ocean air!
North shore: Iron Pier Beach, Northville
South Shore: Blue Point Fishing Pier, Great South Bay
Going to the beach after Labor Day in the Northeast is a privilege and/or a gamble. This year, Long Island has had temperatures in the low to mid-70s, with low humidity and a fresh breeze. Not beach weather for most people! The life guards have gone, and swimming is discouraged if not forbidden on many ocean beaches. But wet-suited surfers wait off shore for a good wave; some people still sit on the sand and grab some rays, but more families now walk the beaches than sit on them…
Mid-July, 85 degrees, Sunday afternoon. What better than a trip to the beach! Long Island offers 50+ miles of Atlantic ocean beaches, and for those who like quieter water, Long Island Sound on the Island’s north shore.