Relaxation is a short drive away
Though we often try to kid ourselves, life doesn’t grind to a euphoric halt just because summer has arrived. Between work, family and day-to-day minutiae, moments of relaxation can be all too elusive. Fortunately, Long Island is loaded with places to kick back and enjoy the sunshine, all while paying no mind to packing arrangements or travel expenses. Each of these beach clubs brings something different to the table, but all share the common goal of providing the perfect diversion from life’s many pressures.
Maliblue Oyster Bar
Located in Lido Beach, Maliblue Oyster Bar offers fresh seafood, live music and refreshing drinks, with the added pleasure of a calming view of the ocean. Menu items vary from small plates like lobster mac and cheese, grilled octopus and barbecue ribs, to salads like Mediterranean, Caesar and chopped BLT; to entrees like skirt steak, tropical salmon and seafood fra diavolo. Varieties of sushi and sake are also available.
Maliblue Oyster Bar is located at 1500 Lido Blvd, Lido Beach, and is open from 12 to 10 p.m., weather permitting. Reservations are available for indoor seating only; patio seating is reserved for walk-ins. For more information, call 516-442-2799.
Silver Point Beach Club
Offering a more family-oriented approach to fun, Silver Point Beach Club is home to a diverse set of activities, including tennis, volleyball, swimming (in both kiddie and Olympic-sized pools), basketball and live music. The club’s playgrounds, softball field and paddleball courts are good for a change of scenery, while the game room and cafeteria provide a respite from the heat. Kids from ages 3 to 14 can join the club’s summer day camp, which includes arts and crafts, a carnival, a treasure hunt and gymnastics, among other activities. Club membership options vary from family (two parents and a child age 12 or younger; $1,250), couples ($1,800), adult single (for ages 22 and older; $640), young adult (ages 18 to 21; $440), junior single (ages 13 to 17; $390), child single (ages 4 to 12; $270) and tot (ages 1 to 3; $145).
Silver Point Beach Club is located at 2189 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. For more information, call 516-239-4500.
Crescent Beach Club
For those looking to hold a more formal event, Crescent Beach Club in Bayville specializes in weddings, mitzvahs, corporate gatherings and milestone celebrations. Guests can experience gourmet dining and a beautiful beach atmosphere, all while enjoying the company of their closest friends and family. The club offers a customized menu based on each party’s tastes and budget, and the décor, which includes a grand ballroom with crystal chandeliers, provides a dose of glamour.
Crescent Beach Club is located at 333 Bayville Ave. To schedule a private event, call 516-628-3000 or email email@example.com.