The weather around our state may be a little wacky this time of year, but before you know it we’ll be sweating and searching for the nearest body of water to cool off in. Sure, having a pool in your backyard may be convenient but there’s nothing like spending a day (or more) on the beach relaxing in and by the water. Taking a trip to a gorgeous beach doesn’t just mean trekking all the way out to the ocean, New York is also filled with an endless supply of lakes that will remind you why you’ve been dreaming of summer all winter long.

Ready to take your bathing suits out of storage? Here are 11 gorgeous beaches in New York that you MUST check out this summer:

We all have our favorite spots where we love to spend the day cooling off and soaking up the sun. Share with Only In New York your favorite beaches in our state!

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