As much I love pretty much everything about New York, I have to confess the beaches are not on my must do list. To be fair, I was born in the Dominican Republic. A country known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Pristine white sand beaches enveloped by warm blue waters, where solitude can be achieved anytime of the day. Disappointingly, most of those attributes can’t applied to many of the beaches in New York City. But during the colder seasons my sentiments for New York City beaches shifts. The overcrowded festival of people and umbrellas witnessed during the summer all seems like memories from the past. It becomes a place perfect to exhale, reflect and unwind. A subway ride via D, Q, N or F lines will take you to Coney Island Beach in under an hour from midtown Manhattan. There you will stumble upon nearly 3 miles of sandy beaches. Whenever you’re in need of some calm alone time away from the bustle of city life, leave the crowds behind and head to your nearest beach. Just remember to layer up.
In my continues pursuit to embrace the outdoors during the winter, I headed out to the beach in search of some peaceful solitude.
Photos By: Aesthetnik