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Spring Into Fun: Get a Jumpstart on Enjoying a Day at the Beach

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Spring is here, which means its time to start thinking about heading to the beach! Check out these fun ways to make the most out of the beach this Spring!

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It may be hard to believe, but Winter has ended, and Spring has arrived! With the start of the Spring Season, the beach is just starting to warm up! Why wait until the Summer to make the most out of Long Island’s infamous Beaches? There’s plenty of great ways to enjoy the beach now that the snow has melted! Get a jumpstart on fun at the beach this Spring and enjoy a longer season by the sea. 
 
Winter can take a toll on your exercise routine. The cold weather keeps you inside all day and gives little opportunity for outdoor activities. Luckily, Spring is here and the warmer weather is here to stay. There are many different activities you can start right now and continue until the Summer. Why stay inside any longer? Get into the spirit of Spring and get your heart pumping with these great season perfect activities. 
 
Take a Walk on a Boardwalk
Long Island has some great boardwalks and these boardwalks are open right now. Get prepared for the warm weather by strolling along the beach view. Not only is the view beautiful but enjoying a daily walk along the boardwalk is a great way to get active in preparation for the Summer! 
 
Here are some of our favorite boardwalks:
 
Sunken Meadow State Park
Rte 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park 
631-269-4333
 
Jones Beach State Park
1 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh
516-785-1600
 
Long Beach Boardwalk
Long Beach City 11561
516-431-3890
 
Cow Harbor Park
Woodbine Ave, Northport
 
Soak in the Sun with a Kayak or Boat Rental
Spend the day in a boat and enjoy all the beach has to offer without actually being in the water. There are many different places to rent a boat, kayak, or canoe on the Island. Give yourself a new view of the Island by enjoying it from the ocean or sound. 
 
Here are some of our favorite beach rentals: 
 
Nissequogue River Canoe & Kayak Rentals
112 Wittier Drive, Kings Park 
631-979- 8244
 
Peconic Paddler
89 Peconic Avenue, Riverhead
(631) 727-9895 / 631-834-2525
 
The Dinghy Shop
334 South Bayview Avenue, Amityville 
(631) 264-0005 
 
Freeport Kayak Rentals
957 South Long Beach Avenue, Freeport
1-855-WE-KAYAK / 1-855-935-2925
 
Long Island Boat Rentals
403 Main Street, Port Washington 
(516) 761-0840
 
Breathe in the Ocean Air and practice Beach Yoga
Why not use one of your favorite beaches for some nice relaxing meditation and enjoy some “me time” this Spring. Yoga is a relaxing form of exercise that can be done on a towel right on the beach sand! Never done yoga? No problem! Then just try meditating on your towel, either sit or stand, close your eyes and breath in that salty beach air. You will find yourself relaxing in no time. Some beaches even offer yoga classes, so be sure to check your local beach for any possible upcoming events.  
 
Enjoy the Beach with the Kids: Take Them to the Playground
Have your kids been cooped up all Winter long and now want to get outside and play? Why not try a beach with a playground? Here you can enjoy the beach while watching your little ones get out all their excess energy at the playground. 
 
Here are some of our favorite beach playgrounds: 
 
Smith Point County Park
Mastic Beach 11951
631-852-1315
 
Short Beach
Boney Lane, St James
631-269-1122
 
North Hempstead Beach Park
175 W Shore Rd, Port Washington
516-869-6311
 
Jones Beach State Park
1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh 
516-785-1600
 
Crab Meadow Park
Waterside Ave, Northport 
631-351-3000
 
With all of these exciting choices, it should be easy for you to enjoy some fun at the beach earlier this season! 
 
What are some of your favorite Springtime Beach Activities? 
Let us know in the comments below!