With so many beautiful bodies of water right at our fingertips, it’s not difficult to find great beaches near me in New York once the heat goes into full swing for the season. The one issue we will run into though is finding a beach that won’t be insanely crowded to the point where it could possibly ruin the entire relaxing adventure we had envisioned for the day. Giving you a handful of lesser-known gems and remote locations, this road trip to the best-hidden beaches in New York provides you with great alternatives to the more popular swimming destinations you may be used to visiting!
Does anyone else already have one foot out the door with their bathing suit on in anticipation of getting to these New York beaches? What do you think are the best beaches near me in New York? Tell us in the comments!
Plan a visit to Plattsburgh, a hidden beach town in New York that promises so much for the whole family. Drink in gorgeous views of the Green Mountains of Vermont as you sunbathe on the soft sand of Plattsburgh City Beach. You’ll also find beaches at Cumberland Bay State Park and Point Au Roche State Park. The town itself features a plethora of charming restaurants.
If you’re planning a day trip or a weekend getaway, you’ll also want to check out such New York beach towns as Sodus Point, Sylvan Beach, and Sackets Harbor.
Green Lakes Beach in Fayetteville earns props for having the clearest water in New York. It’s so clear, in fact, that you can see the fish swimming around below the surface. The clear water is perfect for swimming and for kayaking. (You must, however, rent a clear kayak from the state park to go out on the water.)
For more clear water, plan a trip to Skaneateles Lake, the fourth largest of the Finger Lakes. Stop by one of the waterfront parks that offer swimming access to the crystal clear lake.