We are visiting NYC in summer and would like to spend 1-2 weeks near a beach suitable for young children, preferably in a rental property. We are looking for a pretty rather than commercialised place, small town rather than city. We have looked at Shelter Island and The Hamptons but worry that eating out will be very expensive. Any ideas on location ideally an easy drive from JFK and eating out costs in these areas.
Appreciate any help you can offer.