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    Posted January 23, 2014 by
    Staten Island, New York
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    Your best beach photos

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    Right in my own backyard . . . Staten Island!


    When most people think of exotic beaches, they usually think of someplace far away. Me? I have a gorgeous beach in my own backyard! Staten Island, New York's own South Beach! It's never too crowded, always scenic and best of all, it's only a short drive away. No fighting to get to the airport, going through long lines at the airport, going through security or being bumped off flights. Why go that far when what you need is right here! Unless . . . it's the middle of winter where you are, then that's a different story. These photos were taken very early in the morning because I woke up early and couldn't sleep. I told my husband, let's go for a walk on the beach. This is the result. You tell me, is it not beautiful? And guess what? I don't have to pay a fortune to get there!

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