Encompassing more than 170 acres of sand, this family-friendly beach attracts New Yorkers from all five boroughs. Seven playgrounds keep kids happy while wave riders enjoy the city's only surfing areas. Fishing, skating, volleyball, sunning and, of course, swimming are also favorite activities. Rockaway Beach is also an excellent place to test your surfing prowess. If you're a novice, summer is the ideal time to start riding low waves, while more experienced boarders should savor hurricane season (September and October).
|Venue name:||Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk||Contact:|
between Beach 9th and 149th Sts
|Opening hours:||Beach daily 6am–9pm; boardwalk daily 6am–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: Far Rockaway–bound A to Broad Channel, S to Rockaway Park–Beach 116th St|
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This beach is the perfect place to escape the city heat for the day. Just on southwest end of Queens, it's easy to get to (on the A). Rockaway's beaches are up to par with the Jersey Shore, but without the long trip and beach tag fees. After a perfect day lounging in the sun and floating in waves, we hit up Rippers, for sangria, fresh coconuts and tacos. This open air food court/bar/eating area is right on the boardwalk and plays live music. All in all Rockaway has a chill summer vibe and everything you need for a perfect day off.
One of the most fun things to do in NYC during the summer. Lots of delish food vendors, music, booze and a seriously retro beach feel make Rockaway a weekly destination. So great to see it vibrant after getting wrecked during Sandy—go spend your money there and support them even more! (Make sure to walk down the boardwalk to Ripper's at the end of the day for some great fast food and adorable-hipster watching.)
As long as you come prepared and ready to walk a little after parking a little further than some other beaches then you're all set -- great beach to take a quick bike ride too if you're in south brooklyn
Love Rockaway Beach! Sayra's Wine Bar, 91st street, Rockaway Beach Blvd is amazing! Great food and an amazing beer garden!
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