No, I was not in Hawaii or some other tropical Island. I was at Long Beach in Long Island, NY on a crisp, cold January day. The beach is fantastic in the winter. True you can’t swim or lay on the sand and tan (well actually you could but ten to one you’d freeze to death) but it is not crowded and you can walk for miles just listening to the seagulls cry and surf crash against the rocks and watch a sunset as spectacular as any you’ve seen in the Caribbean. Another good thing about the beach in the winter is you don’t have worry about how you look in a bathing suit because you are most likely wearing every piece of clothing you own to stay warm. Hopefully these photos will add a little warmth to your day.