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Rockaway Beach

9014 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY 11693-1577
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Long Island beach in Queens borough that can be reached by subway. Popular destination for New Yorkers in mid-20th century, still pleasant to visit.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“coney island” (13 reviews)
“subway ride” (5 reviews)
“new york city” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
9014 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY 11693-1577
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place easy access over Marine park bridge. With plenty of parking with clean beaches & lots of great food!

Thank Rocbchday
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The beach is wide. Not much amenities. I don't want a beach town, but a cup of coffee would have been nice. Public restrooms are available.

Thank jcwill23
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Like the Ramones, you, too, can spend the day at Rockaway, and the beach is free! Best to take public transportation, as finding a parking spot, especially on summer weekends, can make you suicidal. The subway (A to the S) will drop you at one...More

Thank luxetveritas79
Reviewed 13 September 2017

in those crazy days between camp and school this beach is a great activity to keep our younger kids outdoors, active and happy!

Thank shlomo k
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The restaurant community in the Rockaway's is growing in leaps and bounds and is now a destination by many traveling on the new ferry system that links the Rockaway's with both Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. In addition, the ferry provides an excursion into Manhattan to...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 4 September 2017

My first visit to the shore in New York was disappointing. I visited Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island while my son fished. Meeting him at the beach nearby, I was shocked to see trash, a dead Sturgeon and someone actually In the water. At the...More

Thank Elaine A
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We got the train from 34th street and didn't meek to change took a while to get there but we weren't in a hurry, we alighted at the second beach stop, it's an elevated station so you can't miss it coming back for the return...More

Thank Bryan50
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot to go the beach. Not as well known as Coney Island or Jones beach it is still a terrific spot . The subway ride might be a bit but once you are there lugging the kids and food and stuff...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is an easy trip for those staying in Manhattan and so worth it if you can tear yourself away from the city streets. Beautiful long clean beaches and free - unlike other parts of the USA. Join in with families relaxing and maybe take...More

3  Thank AllyJPally
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I scouted this out in advance before bringing the teens from the hotel. It is just a beach and not much more - nothing except some sports facilities. On a Monday morning looked like a ghost town, so instead we went to...More

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Elizabeth N
10 September 2017|
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Response from Marlene C | Reviewed this property |
Yes you are correct just means no life guard on duty
19 July 2017|
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Response from Dave L | Reviewed this property |
no cooking but if you go up to Riis park you will find people cooking between boardwalk and parking lot
3 July 2017|
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Response from Dave L | Reviewed this property |
the only way to get a spot anywhere is get here early around 10 or 10,30 at latest....i'm speaking from 116th to 90th street....beach channel drive you can usually find a spot but they go quickly.there now seems to be an... More