10. Tottenville Shore Park

Tottenville Shore Park is an under-the-radar beach near Tottenville, Staten Island, at New York City’s very southern border. If you’re looking to escape from the bustle of the city for a day, this is perhaps one of the best places to do so. Tottenville beach can be found on the far side of Arthur Kill Road next to the Outerbridge Crossing. The coastline is surrounded by lush green trees for miles, making it the perfect spot to avoid the crowds.

Back in 2012, the beach was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, so new protective systems have been installed. This means that Tottenville has a special defense shield against harsh weather, so you won’t be finding unmanageable waves here. Bring the kids for a swim free of crowding and strong tides, or just come for a taste of a more isolated beach.

Next, check out 7 Man Made Beaches in NYC and 10 Under the Radar NYC Waterfront Parks Across the 5 Boroughs