The next NY Beach on our list to visit was Jones Beach, and wow, what fun! A huge fine sand beach, a lovely boardwalk, great amenities, a swimming pool, a colourful playscape and Friendly’s Ice cream. An hour and a half from NYC, this is a great day trip, although I can imagine on a prefect summer day there would be traffic and crowds. We happened to go on a hot, but overcast Friday with predicted rain and so the combination of a week day with impending rain, seemed to keep people away. It could not have been better for us, peak season and the place almost to ourselves! I swam, the girls played, and Cam relaxed….ahhh….summer days!