8. There’s a Beach in Socrates Sculpture Park

Many visitors to Socrates Sculpture Park are unaware of the beach (Socrates Sculpture Park Beach at Hallets Cove) that exists within the area. When high tide rolls in, the sandy shore is often concealed, adding to its overall inconspicuousness. If you’re looking to catch some sun, LIC Community Boathouse offers free kayaking and canoeing (weather permitting) on select weekend days in July and August. Look for the entrance to the beach along Vernon Boulevard, north of the park’s orange gates.