5. Valentino Pier

Valentino Pier hidden beach in NYC

Valentino Park and Pier offers a unique view of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Governors Island. Situated at the tip of Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn, it has a lesser-seen view of the Upper Bay than more popular Brooklyn Heights locations.

The perfect spot for a sunset scene, the pier juts out unexpectedly from an industrial area. While it doesn’t allow for swimming, it’s a great spot for fishers looking to find a more open space to catch fish. Grab a snack and a drink and enjoy a classic New York view from a new place.