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Jacob Riis Park

Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY 11694
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Great metro beach

I live in Staten Island and can drive to, park and be on the beach in 30 minutes when I head to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter F
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Staten Island, New York
Crowded

Park is nice,too many people today. Expensive vendors food carts,not in holiday more tourists more... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Sam K
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Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY 11694
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Staten Island and can drive to, park and be on the beach in 30 minutes when I head to Riis Park. It is usually a great day as the water is terrific and the beach is huge with varied sections to find...More

4  Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Park is nice,too many people today. Expensive vendors food carts,not in holiday more tourists more likes for tourists attraction not single adults wanting to jus relax at the beach sand surf.

Thank Sam K
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

$10 parking. Short beach walk to actual shore. Some food vendors on the weekends in the summer. Great waves. More locals than tourists. Nice place to ride a bike. Cool to see old photos of the beach from decades ago mounted on the public buildings.

5  Thank Dayna K
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Riis Park is a delight in the summer. If you live in the NYC area, and don't want to go to Long Island or the Jersey Shore, go to Riis. It is a beautiful public beach and the water is great. There are food and...More

1  Thank Peter F
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Jacob Riis Park has a terrific, relatively inexpensive pitch-putt golf course. Holes range from 50 to 150 yards and are diverse in layout. It is a fun outing.

Thank Dawn G
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

It’s the dead of winter and a bicycle ride on the boardwalk reveals sullen seagulls, a few frigid joggers and closed concessions. Open into October and reopening in May, the two all-stars of the park’s concessions: Ample Hills Creamery and Cuisine by Claudette are thankfully...More

Thank rickywestham
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We went off season so there was no charge to get in & no lifeguards, but the rest rooms were open & clean. There are however several rusty barriers on the beach that were exposed. Be careful as rip currents were very strong!

Thank Grancy06
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 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
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 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
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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
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DENNIS V
14 July 2018|
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Response from Sam K | Reviewed this property |
That depends, if you are going to gateway RV sites it's not permitted, What area do you want a tent on the beach? Be more specific please
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DENNIS V
14 July 2018|
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Response from rickywestham | Reviewed this property |
Not sure...sorry...the best way to find out is to contact Gateway National Recreation Area HQ located in Floyd Bennet Field in Brooklyn.
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Kenyetta H
17 June 2018|
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Response from rickywestham | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think a Beach Tent is a problem but definitely no overnight stays in Riis Park. Check the National Recreation Area guidelines for tent size, etc....
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