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Jacob Riis Park

Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY 11694
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Historic queens, ny

$10 parking. Short beach walk to actual shore. Some food vendors on the weekends in the summer... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Dayna K
Great Local Beach

Riis Park is a delight in the summer. If you live in the NYC area, and don't want to go to Long... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Peter F
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Staten Island, New York
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Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY 11694
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

$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.

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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

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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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

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Reviewed 18 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

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Reviewed 27 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
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Elizabeth N
12 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
12 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
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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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