Monday, July 19, 2010

Sands Point Preserve

In my previous posts, I have raved about the parks in NYC. They really are some of the best of the world. Thing is, they're usually very crowded, particularly in summer. What if you want to go find some green-space but with a minimum of people?

Well, if you have a car and $5, you can head out to Long Island's Sands Point Preserve. Located on an old estate of the Guggenheim family, it is a beautiful, big space with lots of nature trails and ponds where you can get away from it all.

Best of all: it has a beach. It's a small, pebble-strewn beach with lots of algea and muscles washed up on the shore but it has a beautiful view of the Sound and, unlike other beaches that are constantly bombarded by surf, it has none of these rip-tides so it's easy to swim in it (warning: there's no life-guard so swim at your own risk).

Sands Point Preserve is a good place to check out if you want to escape the urban jungle and take a moment to repose.

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