There is always an inescapable pressure of city life that starts to slowly build under your skin, or at least that's the case for me. I find rebalancing my thoughts and priorities under the influence of nature to be one of the most therapeutic remedies. It doesn't take much, just a short day trip to a secluded beach can do wonders for your mental state. So pack your day bag with a beach towel and some shades and get out there and relax.
the ditch plains
Before you head out to the beach make a stop in the small town of Montauk for some amazing craft beer at the Montauk Brewing Company. Grab a growler and a few plastic cups and take it to the beach! (don't leave any trash) See more: http://montaukbrewingco.com/
Right next door to MBC is an amazing (cash only) seafood market called St. Peters Catch. Order a dozen fresh Oysters and a Lobster roll and sit on the quaint picnic tables to enjoy. It's a relaxing young atmosphere and you can feel your troubles just melt away.