Monday, April 13, 2015

Jones Beach

The most famous place on Long Island (where I live) is Jones Beach. It's a State Park with a huge beach; it draws thousands during the Summer. It also has a terrific boardwalk that's three miles long.

I prefer Jones Beach when it isn't crowded, which is Spring, Fall and Winter. Only a few diehards visit then. I went last weekend and walked the boardwalk, with my camera of course. I saw quite a few unexpected visual sights. Here are some of them. Which is your favorite?


 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

30 comments:

  1. When we went to America we went to long island, it was beautiful and we also went to a brewery there. The reason i remember about Long Island is that in Melbourne we have a Deer Park, but no deer :(

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  2. Blue point brewery :P and that was amazing lol. I can't wait to go back

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    1. OMG, Dale! I can't believe you were so close to me! I've been to that brewery and drink their bottled beer all the time. Yesterday I had their Cherry Stout.

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  3. Wow. Beautiful images. My favorite photos are the first and last. That shot of the seagull is awesome!

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  4. That is so pretty - although we have so many seagulls here that I will never be impressed by one (they call them "sh*thawks" here, lol). I love the look of the boardwalk. You would never see that in my neck of the woods - the weather is too rough!

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    1. The boardwalk requires maintenance every few years. After Hurricane Sandy, most of it had to be replaced.

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  5. Lovely! You make me want to take my camera out on a walk, which I haven't done for a long time. I particularly like the curving lines of photos 3 and 4 together - nice juxtaposition of nature and man-made.

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  6. I'm with you 100% on going to the beach when there are few people there. I don't even recall the last time we went to any of the ocean beaches here on the island during the middle of the day in summer.

    lovely pics. The coin-op viewer has a funny face - looks crosseyed :)

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  7. How lovely. I prefer seaside places in winter months.

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  8. The deep, punchy blue sky - set off all the more by the contrast of the white and grey seagull - of the last image makes it my favourite here, but each is engaging and very lovely, Ally. Thank you for sharing this beautiful corner of your town with us.

    ♥ Jessica

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  9. Love all the photos however the one of the seagull is my favorite.

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  10. Beaches off-season are wonderful, aren't they?

    I like the 3 birds/geese walking photo the best!

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  11. The last 2 photos are my favs because of the colours.

    I miss having a beach next door.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  12. Beautiful photos as always! I used to never be a fan of the beach, then I realized that it was the crowds that did it. I would totally love to go during the off season, it seems like there is more to appreciate.

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  13. Wow, this is where you live!? Lucky you! It looks so wonderful! I used to live close to the seaside when I was living with my parents and I sometimes miss it. But I also love the city where I live now :)
    I hope you are having a wonderful week so far :)
    xx
    Larissa
    http://cenestquedelachance.blogspot.de/

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  14. It looks like such a pleasant and peaceful place to visit. I love the second image with the black and white umbrella. <3
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  15. I've never been to Long Island.
    My favourite here is the one of the seagull.

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  16. I love that sign! I initially thought the funnel was a bent over person. Beautiful lines. I do love a beach in the off season...or the on season! xo Jazzy Jack

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  17. Been going to Jones Beach since early childhood and love all of your fabulous photos. I also adore Robert Moses Beach too!

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    1. Thanks for the comments, Katrina! Nice to meet you. And I see you also live on Long Island -- how cool!

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    2. Nice to meet you too, Ally! Just discovered your blog and loving every minute reading all your old postings.

      I grew up in Bellmore and now live in West Babylon so I am a lifelong Island gal. I felt like I practically spent my entire summers during high school at Field 4 at Jones Beach. Have so many fond memories of the beautiful beach and going to concerts at the JB Theater. Where are you on LI?

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    3. I grew up in Huntington and live there now. I'm obviously familiar with both Bellmore and West Babylon. Happy to hear from you.

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  18. They are all great, but Ilove the viewfinder pic. I am not sure if that is what it's called, but I always loved looking through them as a kid! Do you still have to pay a quarter to look through them?

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    1. Yes. And you always hear kids pestering their parents for the coin.

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  19. Oh I love a good beach, even in the cold weather, and this one looks fab. One for my list next time I'm close by!

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  20. Wonderful...next time I visit I wanna go there definately ! <3

    Fashion and Cookies

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  21. I love going to the beach off season! Mister Man and I would love to go to Wildwood and Cape May this October (provided I'm back to being employed). That looks like a good beach to check out.

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  22. These photos look so quiet and peaceful, really nice. I bet it's quite different when it's crowded!

    -Kati

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  23. I've only been to one beach in my whole life and that was in Florida. It's quite a drive to get to any, but I'd love to go to one soon.

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  24. I would love to visit this beach in summer. :)

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