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   * [[https://​goo.gl/​maps/​Qe3XdzPSgpA2|Map]],​ 5.6 miles/9 minutes   * [[https://​goo.gl/​maps/​Qe3XdzPSgpA2|Map]],​ 5.6 miles/9 minutes
   * Parking is $10/car   * Parking is $10/car
-  * Jones Beach is the closest ​beach to our house. ​ A nice boardwalk with concession stands at each parking field.  ​Can be a bit crowded on busy days but overall a "​reference model" beach for the area.+  * Jones beach has a nice, long boardwalk with concession stands at each parking field.  ​It can be a bit crowded on busy days but overall a "​reference model" beach for the area.  There are also shows many nights at the boardwalk bandstand, as well as a major arena, "Jones Beach Theater"​ which sits amid the nearby bay.
  
 ===== Long Beach ===== ===== Long Beach =====
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   * [[https://​goo.gl/​maps/​DEksSuceAtD2|Map]],​ 12.6 miles/21 minutes   * [[https://​goo.gl/​maps/​DEksSuceAtD2|Map]],​ 12.6 miles/21 minutes
   * Metered parking   * Metered parking
-  * Long Beach is a city located on a barrier island just off south of Long Island. Long beach is known for its decent ​bar/​restaurant scene, easy train access and good surfing. In fact, the 2011 Quicksilver Pro contest was held in Long Beach. The waves aren't huge but they'​re a good shape and fairly consistent because of the way nearby currents work.+  * Long Beach is a city located on a barrier island just off south of Long Island. Long beach is known for its bar/​restaurant scene, easy train access and good surfing. In fact, the 2011 Quicksilver Pro contest was held in Long Beach. The waves aren't huge but they'​re a good shape and fairly consistent because of the way nearby currents work.  This is the beach to go to if you want to enjoy more than just the beach & boardwalk.
  
 ===== Robert Moses State Park ===== ===== Robert Moses State Park =====