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Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach

May 28 @ 10:00 am - September 5 @ 6:00 pm

Rockaway Beach
Beach 97th Street
Queens, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly


The beach is currently closed below 95th Street for construction

This clean beach on the Atlantic Ocean features wide stretches of soft sand, a 5.5-mile boardwalk, playgrounds and a vibe so cool it was featured in a Ramones song.

* Ride the waves at the city’s only legal surfing beach (67-69 Street) with private, semi-private & group surf lessons & camps for kids & adults at Skudin Surf,

* Visit nearby Fort Tilden, a decommissioned U.S. Army Base with WWII historic artifacts and public art – look for Nancy Baker Cahill’s Liberty Bell with  augmented reality.

* Free parking lots at  11th to 15th Street  and 95th Street; also free street parking. Or arrive in style via ferries ($2.75) that depart frequently  from Wall Street/ Pier 11 & Sunset Park.

🌭 Find some of the best food in NYC at the concessions, especially the one at 97th Street concession. Get excellent burgers at Rippers on 86th Street and an array of food and drink at Riis Park Beach Bazaar. A block inland at Rockaway Beach Boulevard (aka Restaurant Row) dine outdoors at Bungalow Bar or pick up inventive pizzas at Whit’s End.

* Photo and tips from Sheri Silver.