Governors Island Day Trip

Water Taxi Beach

Restaurant | South Governors Island, New York, NY

Photo by ChaunceyMellows

Water Taxi Beach

From the day trip trip Picnic with the Past on Governors Island

With its northward-facing vantage onto Lower Manhattan, this outlet of Water Taxi Beach (there are two others in New York) has by far the best views. The beach-friendly menu favors fried goodness–fries, roasted corn, hot dogs, and ribs are cooked-to-order on restaurant grills–but the food is really secondary to the main event: Drinking with your feet in the sand within sight of the city. Covered tables offer a respite from the sun, beach games abound, and piped in music lends a beach party vibe. Still, unless there's an evening concert planned, it all shuts down quite early (4.30pm on Friday; 6.30pm on Saturday and Sunday). From $3;


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