Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
On Atlantic Ocean, from Beach 9th Street, Far Rockaway, to Beach 149th Street, Neponsit
From surfers to swimmers to the Ramones, everyone wants to "hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach." Rockaway Beach is a year-round resource for residents all along the Rockaway peninsula, and it comes alive each summer from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend with millions of visitors.
Beach goers can enjoy the sand and water, the variety of concessions, and the city's only legal surfing beach, located between 67-69 Street and 87-92 Street. Rockaway Beach is also home to a variety of playgrounds and other outdoor activities.
Rockaway Beach Restoration
Visit the Rockaway Beach Restoration page to find more about the long-term plans for Rockaway Beach.
Directions and Parking
Free parking lots at B. 11th to B. 15th Street and B. 95th Street; free street parking.
Due to the installation of berms and other service changes, entrances to Rockaway Beach have changed. Visit our Rockaway Beach Access page for more.
During beach season, lifeguards are on duty daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty and in closed sections. Closed sections are marked with signs and/or red flags.
This is an accessible beach.
Surf Beach: Yes. Surf beaches are located between 67-69 Street and 87-92 Street.
Please note that additional rules apply to the surf beaches: Download Surf Beach Rules (PDF, 323KB)
Bicycle and Skate Path: No
Boardwalk: Yes (closed 10:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m.)
Concession Stand: Yes (B.86th Street Island, B.116th Street Island, B.97th Street Island, and B.106th Street Island)
About NYC Public Beaches
NYC Parks maintains 14 miles of beaches, all of which are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. During beach season, lifeguards are on duty daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Swimming is prohibited when lifeguards are not on duty and in closed sections. Closed sections are marked with signs and/or red flags.
Water Quality Advisories or Closures - Visit the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s New York City Area Beaches page for water quality advisories or closures before you head to the beach.
Water & Sun Safety - The do's and don'ts of water safety
Rip Currents - Safety tips and information provided by The National Weather Service regarding the dangers of rip currents.
Directions to Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk Weather
- Citywide Beach Attendance Grows By More Than 22%
- NYC Parks Kicks Off Summer Beach Season In New York City
- Design And Construction Management Teams In Place For Rebuilding Of Rockaway Boardwalk
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Fitness Equipment
- Handball Courts
- Roller Hockey
- Skate Parks
- Spray Showers
- Volleyball Courts