This ocean-front park features a number of nature walks, as well as remnants from its military past. Its fortifications were built in 1917 to protect New York Harbor from air and sea attacks. The beach is a part of the 26,000 acre Gateway National Recreation Area that runs through Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island all the way into Monmouth County, New Jersey.
|Venue name:||Fort Tilden Beach||Contact:|
Rockaway Point Blvd
|Cross street:||between Beach 193rd and Beach 169th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Open daily dawn to dusk; no lifeguards|
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I love Fort Tilden beach. It's incredible. Free beach, plenty of room, and amazing food/drinks/shopping set up nearby on the boardwalk. The beach is clean and there are lifeguards on duty. I took one star off simply because it is more difficult to get to - there are no direct subway lines there, so you either need a car or figure out a van/bus ticket situation. However, it's definitely worth the trip.