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Jacob Riis Park

Between 140th Street and 169th Street, Gateway National Recreation Area, Far Rockaway, NY 11694
+1 718-318-4300
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The landscape has changed

I've been going to Riis beach since I was a toddler ~summer family tradition. I was very surprised... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mimi S
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Beautiful beach

First time here and surprised at the size and quality of the beach! Lots of people but plenty of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dansker58
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San Francisco, California
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  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
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Between 140th Street and 169th Street, Gateway National Recreation Area, Far Rockaway, NY 11694
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+1 718-318-4300

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Riis beach since I was a toddler ~summer family tradition. I was very surprised to see vendors selling hat's, etc on the boardwalk. This particular day, I was visiting the pitch and putt golf course which is a hidden treasure at...More

Thank Mimi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time here and surprised at the size and quality of the beach! Lots of people but plenty of space. Nice boardwalk area to walk or bike. Easy to get to by bus which comes every 10 minutes. Lots of parking too.

Thank Dansker58
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This beach is a mix bag Good things: Easy to get to Plenty of parking Interesting food scene Life guards Bathrooms Not so good: If you go on a weekend it's crowded So noisy. Some people have music so loud - coming from speakers as...More

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Many years ago, this was a beach for gay men and the cafe was a Howard Johnson's (where I worked as a cashier when I was 15). Today it's open for everyone, gay, straight, in-between, there's no Howard Johnson's -- but the sand and the...More

1  Thank Miriyam
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Great beach to relax. They have barbecue pits nearby. Not too crowded. $10 parking fee. Lifeguards on duty.

Thank Jenna M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

easy parking,great concessions,pitch and putt course, bike riding and walking paths..nice big beach with public showers to was off sweat and sand for a comfortable ride home

2  Thank Dave L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a nice clean safe beach. Nice place to take a long walk on the boardwalk or along the beach. It has concession stands and bathrooms as well as outside showers. Also lower faucets for your feet.large parking lot (pay by day) price not...More

Thank Denise W
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Whit's End Restaurant and Riis Point Bar are excellent venues and are opened year round. The beach is incredibly beautiful this time of year and the views of both Sandy Hook and the surrounding Jersey shore are picture perfect,

2  Thank RickyOBelleHarbor
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Although I am a native New Yorker, this was my first visit to this beach. We totally enjoyed it! Fun

Thank bkhoney29
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We love coming here. The vibe is very mellow and a short car ride away. It great how that have contracted with local business to be the food vendors. A real step of from he usual frozen hamburgers and hot dogs. Makes going to the...More

Thank gaffergrrrl
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Elizabeth N
11 September 2017|
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Response from Mimi S | Reviewed this property |
I'm honestly not sure but you can check with the NYC department of parks. they'll have an updated lifeguard and beach availability schedule. The Riis park golf course is open though.
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Elizabeth N
11 September 2017|
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Response from Dansker58 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is still open. There were no lifeguards when we were there last month. Check their website. Have fun!
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AnahidA
31 July 2017|
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Response from RickyOBelleHarbor | Reviewed this property |
There are four places where you can find the showers. One by Bay 8 east of the Bay 9 Flagpole one at Bay 6 east of the clock one at bay 5 on the west side of the bathhouse and one at Bay 3 on the east side of the... More
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