It's sometimes easy to forget that New York is a city surrounded by beautiful beaches, some accessible for just the cost of a luxury MetroCard. All 14 miles of city beaches are free, and they open tomorrow, May 26th, at 10 a.m.! Click on the photos here for details on five excellent beach options within easy reach from downtown Manhattan: Rockaway Beach; Jones Beach; Fort Tilden; Sandy Hook N.J.; and Manhattan Beach.