Jacob Riis Park, Far Rockaway

4.0
#2 of 7 in Outdoors in Queens
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  • Broke my wrist here when I was 10 by running on the outside of the boardwalk rail and falling off. The life guards took good care of me. Always has been a beautiful beach. Last visit 1973  more »
  • Growing up in Brooklyn, visiting the beach was a regular summer experience. Visiting in New York, I wanted to visit. It was a wonderful experience. Although now you have to pay for parking and the bea...  more »
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  • I really love the beach there! And it is in my plans to camp there for a few days in about 2 weeks! They have a campsite with tall, white barracks which have a queen bed, two fans and a safe box for valuables. There is even a hot water shower (just for the campers, though, no private showers for beach goers whether hot or cold, which is a pity!). But the beach is clean and well kept and we didn’t have to pay to get in. There is also a cafeteria, which I have not tried yet, but looks delicious!
  • Absolutely gorgeous beach with heavy yellow sand and beautiful waves! Sad to say I didn’t get any photos because I was enjoying the water way too much! There is a small fee to get a day pass, but it’s totally worth it to lounge on the pristine beach which is regularly patrolled by police and security so you won’t have to worry if you’ve brought young kids or expensive equipment. The entire atmosphere is laid back and friendly. The locals seem a bit annoyed by tourists at times (what’s new) but it’s easy to get over if you just ignore the old cranks 😂 Overall the boardwalk was clean and easy to walk, with trash cans every quarter mile or so, and there’s a whole host of restaurants to chose from if you get peckish.

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