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RECLAIM OCEAN BEACH Call it a "day-cation" --
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RECLAIM OCEAN BEACH

Call it a "day-cation" -- for the mere cost of a roundtrip ferry ticket from Bay Shore, Fire Island's Ocean Beach is a charming getaway. The seaside town is back in a big way after superstorm Sandy's devastation. There are several restaurants and shops, or sit on a bench with an ice cream and do some fabulous people watching. And, of course, there's the beach ($17.50 adults, $7.50 younger than 12; $8-$15 parking, 631-665-3600, fireislandferries.com).(Credit: Newsday/Stacey Altherr)

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Top 10 cheap things to do this summer on LI

Everybody loves a bargain. Free outdoor concerts and fireworks shows are easy to come by all summer. Less so are inexpensive date nights and under-the-radar tours. We’re spilling some open secrets on good-for-summer activities that cost less than $50 a person. Bank on them.