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Address: 9014 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY 11693-1577
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

Long Island beach in Queens borough that can be reached by subway. Popular...

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.

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It had been a long time since my last visit. I was surprised to see the upgrades of the board walk, the cafe, sprinklers for the kids, the stage, fitness classes, concerts, of... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Queens, New York
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Rockaway Park, New York
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89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

i live here in summer cool ocean breezes you can feel temp drop 10 degrees on drive from city when you approach ocean air,,rockaway has great places to eat on boulevard and 6 miles cement walk that replaced boardwalk that was smashed by hurricane sandy..you can ride your bike,or skateboard,roller skates,surf,swim..do it all here..paradise on real ocean minutes from manhattan...new... More 

Thank Dave L
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rockaway Beach is truly an escape haven in New York City. Relatively obscure among its more famous peers - Brighton Beach in Brooklyn and Jones Beach in Long Island - Rockaway Beach is fast becoming a destination for the young and hip. Its appearance had been greatly improved by the new Boardwalk that emerged like Phoenix from the ashes after... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

During my staying in New York I used to go to the beach in Far Rockaway. It is a chill beach, not too many amenities but perfect for a relaxing afternoon. Lifeguard services in some areas is provided. You can get here by subway, but to get to the beach from the Far Rockaway subway station it is going to... More 

Thank Albert_VDB
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98 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The beach is fun because you're in New York and there is good scenery, however there was trash all along the beach and the water is really dirty.

Thank Chloeferg192
Queens, New York
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

It had been a long time since my last visit. I was surprised to see the upgrades of the board walk, the cafe, sprinklers for the kids, the stage, fitness classes, concerts, of course it was the summer.

Thank docjune607
New York City, New York
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214 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

if you want easy parking and not very crowded waters come up to the 106th area, its pretty good over there, chill under the sun, a little more privacy than the other areas.

Thank 502ericaf
Lagos, Nigeria
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great beach getaway that is closest to NYC. It is good because you dot need to go too far. Slide on the A train and you be there in less than an hour

Thank Tubosun A
new york
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

After major repairs and renovations the rockaway boardwalk is a perfect place to take a walk and enjoy the sea. New play areas and sprinklers make this a wonderful place to spend a day or afternoon

Thank chaimreiss
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

First time at this beach but we had so much fun. The waves are huge at this beach. I disliked all the seagulls hovering around watching us eat. Very nice and quiet crowd in the area where we were located. I will visit again in the future.

Thank bkhoney29
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Nice beach within city limits, easier trip than the Long Island beaches & no entry fee. Parking can be challenging on summer weekends, so get an early start or continue further to jacob Riis park if you can't find a spot. Stay near the buildings if you want to access food or restrooms

Thank themm20

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