Set on the South Shore of Long Island, Long Beach is an oceanfront city within easy reach of New York City and boasting a long stretch of sand complemented by a host of amusements and attractions for all ages. Long Beach self-catering vacation rentals would be perfect for a summer getaway.
At Long Beach vacation accommodation you’ll be moments away from a 3.5 mile-long stretch of fine sand. In the warmer months the beach is the main attraction for holidaymakers. At this time of year you’ll find a host of activities on offer here, including a wealth of watersports, swimming, paddling or simply sunbathing. On the sand there are also sports facilities, including a volleyball court. Meanwhile the boardwalk is also buzzing with activity at this time of year. It’s two miles in length and lined with shops and restaurants of all description. Many people come here to exercise, and you’ll see rollerskaters and cyclists going past.
When it comes to water-based activities, you’ll have an excellent choice close to Long Beach self-catering accommodation. You could have a go at surfing, with shops offering rentals and equipment to buy. Alternatively you could have a go at boogie boarding.
If you head for Long Beach vacation rentals in mid-July or late-August you’ll be able to catch the city’s Arts & Crafts Fair, which takes place along the boardwalk, featuring hundreds of stalls and vendors selling a wide variety of items, from handmade furniture to beach food. Meanwhile a little late in the year, in October, is Restaurant Week, during which local restaurants produce fixed-price menus, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy a meal anywhere for less than $20.
An interesting place to visit from a Long Beach vacation rental would be Plainview, about half an hour to the north. It’s an historic town, dating to the mid-17th Century and offering attractive beaches as well as fantastic family restaurants, and numerous places to enjoy some retail therapy.
Long Beach self-catering accommodation is found in a region of the country with a humid subtropical climate, which results in long, warm summers with high temperatures from May to September. Winters though are generally cold, remaining close to freezing between December and February.
Long Beach vacation accommodation is just half an hour from John F. Kennedy International (JFK). You can get to this airport from the UK from Manchester (MAN), London Heathrow (LHR), London-City (LCY) with Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic or British Airways.