Long Beach, New York has been a community since 1880. The boardwalk that was so popular among tourists and locals was completed in 1909, thanks the help of two elephants from Coney Island named Roger and Alice. Sadly, Hurricane Sandy destroyed the original boardwalk in 2012, but it was rebuilt and reopened in 2013. No elephants helped build the new boardwalk, though!
Long Beach has recovered just fine from the hurricane, and it's all lit up so that you can walk it all day and night -- just bring a leash for your dog. The beach here is white sand that stretches as far as the eye can see. Long Beach has a natural beauty that you won't anywhere else. The architecture of the community is eclectic, too -- from the 1920s hospital and 1930s-era houses, right up to the modern day condos, you can see that there has been much love and consideration in keeping the buildings beautiful and authentic.
Ocean Beach Park is a quiet place to walk your dog along the beach. It has a nice paved path that is far enough from the water that you won't have to worry about your dog getting messy before they get back in the car. Dogs are not allowed in the water here, but there is a playground to play on.
If you are looking for somewhere to eat with your dog, then head on over to Speakeasy. This Fido-friendly establishment takes bar bites to the next level. You can upgrade your taste buds to adult mode at any of the six dog-friendly tables.