09 Jan THE 6 PERFECT BEACHES FOR YOUR LONG ISLAND WEDDING
BEACH WEDDINGS ON LONG ISLAND
Planning a wedding is stressful enough in itself with an ongoing battle with its destination being waged every week. Deciding on a theme for your wedding and then proceeding forward is one way to relieve a vast portion of the anxiety that surrounds preparing for and planning a wedding. If you live on Long Island, the idea of a beach wedding might be something you’ve tossed around, considering Long Island is in close proximity to some of the best beaches for weddings in the entire country. To help you Long Islanders pinpoint your perfect beach wedding location, we’ve compiled a list of the most opulent and, of course, wedding friendly beaches within Long Island’s reach.
1. COOPER’S BEACH, NEW YORK
Cooper’s Beach is a Suffolk Count classic, for wedding ceremonies and receptions, mainly due to its unbelievably pristine, tidy and picturesque location. The beach is that perfect outstretch of sand, pearly white, that does amazing things for wedding photos and atmosphere alike. The pier is also a great spot for photo ops and offers amazing views of the ocean expanse. The historic mansions in the distance offer a reminder of the opulence that Cooper’s Beach is steeped in and provide your wedding atmosphere with a unique flavor.
2. CRANE BEACH, MASSACHUSETTS
This beach, located on an estate in Ipswich, Massachusetts, is surrounded by beautiful pine forests and boasts palatial waters, long expanses of clean sand and wonderful scenery (especially for a wedding). The beach is also a nesting site for a rare endangered shorebird known as the Piping Plover. 6 Perfect Beaches for Your Long Island Wedding is perfect for the site of a wedding ceremony as it overlooks the waters from its cliffside location.
3. AVALON, NEW JERSEY
This beach, located on an island that projects furtheinto thentothe coast than any neighboring island in New Jersey, is similar to the others in that it boasts those perfect white sands and gorgeous sparkling surfs. Avalon also offers, however, beautiful sand dunes that serve dual purposes in keeping the beach safe from erosion and providing your wedding photos with breathtaking, unique back grounds.
4. YORK, MAINE
York is a coastal town that is a Long Island bride’s often-destination for several reason; perhaps among them is the gorgeous, picturesque quality of the rocky Maine coastlines, the quaintness of the New England culture and charm, the range of intimate bed and breakfasts to huge resorts, or the gorgeous lighthouses which provide perfect backdrops for wedding pictures. Whatever the reason for choosing York, Maine itself is a great choice for a truly unique wedding destination that your guests will enjoy and that you and your new spouse will treasure.
5. NANTUCKET ISLAND
Nantucket Island is one of the premiere wedding destinations in the entire U.S. and it’s easy to see why; practically every nuance of Nantucket’s wedding industry is catered to creating the ultimate wedding experience. There are several beach front locations around the island to have your ceremony if you prefer to keep it outdoors, but they also allow ceremonies to take place in the lighthouses, as well, if that’s more the vibe you’re looking for.
6. SEA CLIFF, NEW YORK
This Nassau County destination is perfect for a Long Islander looking for a great, intimate wedding destination. Sea Cliff Manor is the perfect venue for a wedding ceremony overlooking the waters and also offers wonderful scenery for wedding photographs and relaxation pre-and post- wedding. The hilltop overlooking the breathtaking Long Island sound is the quintessential way to add your love for Long Island to your wedding festivities.