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I have been going to Jacob Riis Park Beach for 19 years and it is my favorite place on the planet (very close second is Puerto Rico!). I always buy a parking pass and have never headed out here from Jackson Heights less than 15...More
If you want to go to a pretty beach in this area, you have to hit the Hamptons or Fire Island. That said, those are expensive, a huge pain to reach or both. And not exactly an easy day trip if you don't have friends...More
....you pay $10 to park all day. Huge parking lot. Not too long a walk to the beach, etc. Get there early, like Rockaway to the north, it fills out fast and is crowded on weekends. At least here, unlike other nearby beaches, parking should...More
Just an hour from Manhattan by subway and bus, this delightful urban beach has many amenities. Lots of food concessions and toilets/changing areas, rental places, etc. easy to access. No privacy, unlike Jones Beach, because everyone is check by jowl but it’s like an urban...More
Seriously, one of my first childhood memories was of my aunt telling me how much I was going to enjoy my first trip to the beach when I was 4 or 5 years old. That beach was Riis Park. I've been coming here ever since....More
Jacob Riis Park has a huge coastline along the Atlantic ocean. I went there for the first time to touch the Atlantic. :P
long sandy beach, lots of lifeguards and lots of people having fun with families.
Went here on Sunday.
Beautiful day for a beach trip.
Got there by 9:30 and had our pick of spots right near the water and our choice of a parking spot as well.
Don't get here late....it gets CRAZY crowded!!
Water was cool and refreshing....More
Look, this is not the Mediterranean or the Caribbean, but on a really hot summer day this will definitely do. Enjoy with friends and family or alone. Also, the traffic on Marine Parkway can be a mess, so I would advise getting there early.
Jacob Riis Park is located on the western end of the rockaways. This an NPS site, part of gateway national recreation area. If you’re looking for beach access, this is a good spot but not the greatest. If you drive up the rockaways to the...More