A Beach Day (or not) in Montauk, NY

There are a couple of notable beaches along the coast of Montauk, which lies at the very eastern tip of Long Island in New York.  Having seen the Montauk Lighthouse already, and not wanting to join the crowds at some of the better-known beaches like Gin Beach and Ditch Plains, we opted to book aContinue reading “A Beach Day (or not) in Montauk, NY”

Top 5 Beaches near NYC

A sandy beach may not be the first thing that comes to mind when someone says “New York City” but consider that it is surrounded by water, not to mention the stretch of land named Long Island that is attached to it, and the famed Jersey Shore on the other side….it turns out there areContinue reading “Top 5 Beaches near NYC”

A Day in Montauk, NY

Happily one sunny Labor Day weekend we decided to spend the day exploring Montauk, NY. The furthest point out on Long Island, most consider it a weekend getaway but hotel prices can skyrocket during the summer and holidays. We decided to be brave souls and take public transportation out from New York City and justContinue reading “A Day in Montauk, NY”

Coopers Beach, NY

The highlight of our trip to the village of Southampton in the summer was an afternoon on Coopers beach. With public access to the Southampton shore, it has views of sparkling ocean waters and an expansive sandy beach against a backdrop of multi-million dollar beach homes. Southampton was established in 1640 making it the oldestContinue reading “Coopers Beach, NY”

Jones Beach, NY

Over six miles of white sand can be found on Long Island’s Jones Beach, one of New York’s largest beaches with over six million visitors in an average summer season. Part of Jones Beach State Park, it is considered “the people’s beach”, and there really is something here for everyone. We came here one busyContinue reading “Jones Beach, NY”

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

On our last trip to San Francisco we took a detour south to charming Carmel-by-the-Sea to visit and stay with a friend.  Known as a European-style village where celebrities lived and where Clint Eastwood was once the mayor, it did not disappoint as a pleasant two-day place to rest and relax.  It was a two-hourContinue reading “Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA”