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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

 Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites

NameLocationHoursBelongs to Parks
Salt Marsh Nature Center (Gerritsen Inlet)Avenue U between Burnett Street & East 33 StreetYes
Launch / LandStorageAvailable ParkingMore Info
BothNo Storage availableFull Location Details
NameLocationHoursBelongs to Parks
Sebago Canoe Club (Paerdegat Basin)Paerdegat Avenue NorthYes
Launch / LandStorageAvailable ParkingMore Info
BothPublic Storage 10 kayaks, 10 canoesFull Location Details
NameLocationHoursBelongs to Parks
BayswaterBeach 35 St & Norton AvePark Closes at 9:00PMYes
Launch / LandStorageAvailable ParkingMore Info
Launch & LandingFull Location Details
NameLocationHoursBelongs to Parks
IdlewildCraft Avenue & Huxley Street9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday to FridayNo
Launch / LandStorageAvailable ParkingMore Info
Land and LaunchFull Location Details

Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

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BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

NYC beach season has been extended through September 13. After Labor Day, beaches will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. At Rockaway Beach, the following locations will remain open for swimming: Beach 15 to Beach 18; Beach 29 and Beach 30; Beach 58 and Beach 59; Beach 77 and Beach 78; Beach 84 and Beach 85; Beach 96 through Beach 98; Beach 104 through Beach 106; Beach 115 through Beach 120; Beach 126 through Beach 131; and, Beach 136 through Beach 143. We may adjust swimming beaches on a daily basis due to site and surf conditions, so please observe all posted signs and flags and swim only where a lifeguard is present.

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