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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Beach 3 St. to Beach 153 St. and Boardwalk to Atlantic Ocean, Far Rockaway, NY 11693-1577
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

one of the most peaceful and relaxing places to go in all of New York. no matter how crowded the beach is you can always feel the calm.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 2009Znt
Reviewed 1 week ago

the Rockaways have gone through many changes over the years . Playland long gone...the old summer bungalows gone replaced with housing projects and small development houses. Sandy did a number on the area,the Breezy Pont fire... just coming back under a new look. horrible parking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank johnicester
Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to go fishing from anywhere in the city the fish are always biting so calm and peaceful love spending time there

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank EliS613
Reviewed 6 December 2018

AVERAGE FOR NE US BEACHES – BELOW AVERAGE ON A WORLD BASIS. Of 7 beaches visited my NE US tour, ROCKAWAY was better than several, not as good as some – earning for me and average (for NE US) rating. But it would not make...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank blackeldo
Reviewed 1 December 2018

closest surf beach to nyc so its got that going unless youre wiling to travel extra time for long beach. waves suck and only really good for beginners but thats east coast for you unless its hurricane season and/or winter but then it gets too...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beijing_Realist
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great place to visit, anytime of year. Great places to eat like Goody's! Come on out and check out the great shops too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GrandTour827590
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We are going to this beach for years same spot by 97 street. This is the best public beach in new york. Very clean, steps away from the bus and train station, free parking is easy if you come early! Separate area for surfers. Lifeguards...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank marinasV5348UF
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

The ferry from Wall Street and the East River out to Rockaway for the price of the subway or bus is nothing short of a wonder! From May through September the ferry departs every half hour while the rest of the year it’s hourly. Check...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank rickywestham
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Wouldn't live anywhere else in NYC. We call Rockaway Beach "Nashville North" due to the abundance of excellent musicians / bands of all genres. The boardwalk is the place to be on a summer day / & night.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Squidly413
Reviewed 18 August 2018

You can't go wrong at any of the Rockaway beaches. This stretch of beach has a nice family quality to it. Same great water and sand and surf.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter F
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tarek e
30 August 2018|
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Response from comfieslippers | Reviewed this property |
I love it that time of year down there, but it can be quite desolate if you mind that sort of thing. An hour or so from midtown on the A train.
caroline o
13 February 2018|
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Response from Elaine A | Reviewed this property |
I love the area near the Dredsurfer Grill on 17th Street. It is relaxing, family friendly and calm. You'll find free parking too.
Elizabeth N
11 September 2017|
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Response from Marlene C | Reviewed this property |
Yes you are correct just means no life guard on duty