7. Hurricane Point

Hurricane Point Hidden beach in NYC

Most New Yorkers are familiar with Smorgasborg, Brooklyn’s trendy outdoor street food fair. What many New Yorkers don’t know is that Hurricane Point, at the edge East River State Park, on the far side of Smorgasborg’s Williamsburg location, is a beautiful beach with atmospheric views of Manhattan from across the East River.

Make your way across the coastline and enjoy the view without the crowds of Brooklyn’s other more frequented shorelines like Brooklyn Bridge Pier. It’s the perfect place for a picnic with the ample food offerings in the area. A walk down the shore will take you to other more popular but equally enjoyable spots, like the pier at WNYC Transmitter Park, or the soccer fields around Bushwick Inlet Park.