Living in the magnificent city that is New York certainly has its upsides. As an Australian, however, there probably comes a time when all you want to do is take a dip in the ocean, and you start to miss the pristine beaches of home that were always right on your doorstep.

A trip to the beach for New Yorkers is essentially an all-day adventure, and it’s not something you want to get wrong, so planning is a must.

So if you’re hankering for a trip to the beach, but not sure which place is best for you, here’s a quick guide on what New York – and a bit further afield – has to offer. We’ve tried to give you a sense of which Australian beach is most similar to those listed below. You might have a better comparison, in which case by all means let us know in the comments!

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