Beaches Near New York City

Looking for the nearest beach to New York City? In these uncertain times, many of us are rethinking the way we travel and the added safety precautions that must be considered along the way. A rental car from a neighborhood Enterprise location in New York City can alleviate many of these concerns so you can get to the beach safely.

It may even be cheaper and more convenient to rent a car for your road trip instead of using your personal vehicle. With so many styles and options available, you’re sure to find the perfect rental car for your travels. Not sure which car to choose for your road trip? We can help! We've compiled a list of the best road trip cars for families, adventure-seekers and more.

Check out these popular beaches near New York City and get ready to hit the road.

NYC to Sandy Hook

Drive timeapprox. 1.25 hours (Driving Directions)

Distanceapprox. 54 miles

NYC to Robert Moses State Park

Drive timeapprox. 1.25 hours (Driving Directions)

Distanceapprox. 55 miles

NYC to Montauk

Drive timeapprox. 2.5 hours (Driving Directions)

Distanceapprox. 118 miles

NYC to Long Beach

Drive timeapprox. 1 hour (Driving Directions)

Distanceapprox. 34 miles

NYC to Long Branch

Drive timeapprox. 1.25 hours (Driving Directions)

Distanceapprox. 55 miles

NYC to Jones Beach Island

Drive timeapprox. 1 hour (Driving Directions)

Distanceapprox. 45 miles

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Benefits of renting a car vs. using a personal vehicle

  • Reduce wear-and-tear and/or mileage on your own vehicle

  • Enjoy a late model year vehicle to ensure the most optimal comfort, convenience and the latest technology

  • Minivans and large SUVs available for larger groups
  • Extra cargo space to haul camping equipment or hiking gear
  • Add-ons such as car seats, GPS/navigation system or ski racks are available (reserve while booking online) 


Why Driving May Be the Best Way to Get There

  • Travel at your own pace and on your own schedule

  • Ensure social distancing and limit interactions along the way

  • More complete control of surroundings while traveling 

  • Pay a total price for the vehicle vs. buying a plane/train/bus ticket for every passenger 

  • Flexible travel with free cancellation

Driving Resources

COVID-19 Car Rental FAQs

Check out our COVID-19 FAQs for more information on Enterprise hours of operation, upcoming and existing reservations, Enterprise Plus and what steps we're taking to keep employees and customers safe with our Clean Car Pledge.

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Planning a Road Trip During COVID-19

Are you thinking about taking a road trip during COVID-19? Check out our tips and resources to consider before you leave.

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Popular Vehicle Types


Our SUVs offer flexibility with seating capacity, power, and luggage room. Find the ideal SUV for your next weekend family trip or exploring the countryside.
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Looking to haul large items for DIY projects or going on a weekend retreat? A pickup truck has space, power and durability ideal for your project or trip.
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Need extra room for people, luggage, or cargo or both? Our minivans and passenger vans can seat up to 7 and 15 people and are great for family vacations or large groups.
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