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Address: 9014 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Far Rockaway, NY 11693-1577
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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
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Bucharest, Romania
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

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Thank Albert_VDB
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54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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.

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Thank Chloeferg192
Queens, New York
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

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Thank docjune607
New York City, New York
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194 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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24 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

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Thank Tubosun A
new york
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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

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Thank chaimreiss
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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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.

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Thank bkhoney29
NYC
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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

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My understanding it's being revitalized since hurricane Sandy. Too bad the projects are in view. Project mentality keeps it dirty. It could be a gem, but surely the city isn't going to put money in keeping it clean.

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New York City, New York
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68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Nice for watching planes. Parking lot always full. Nice cool breeze great for all ages this beach has shells and it's easy to access. Free parking great view

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