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Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

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Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

On Atlantic Ocean, from Beach 9th Street, Far Rockaway, to Beach 149th Street, Neponsit
(718) 318-4000

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

Directions

Directions via Google Maps

Parking

Free parking lots at B. 11th to B. 15th Street and B. 95th Street; free street parking.

Entrances

Due to the installation of berms and other service changes, entrances to Rockaway Beach have changed. Visit our Rockaway Beach Access page for more.

Beach Hours

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.

Beach Rules

Download Rockaway Beach Rules (PDF, 20KB)

Accessibility Symbol This is an accessible beach.

Amenities

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.

Safety

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

Know Before You Go

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has resumed pumping sand onto Rockaway Beach in efforts to repair and restore the beach. Access to the beach area from Beach 61st Street to Beach 19th Street may be limited while the pumping operation continues. The Corps expects sand placement work to be completed by the end of October, weather permitting. Swimming is not permitted at Rockaway Beach, or any NYC beach, after Labor Day. Please visit the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ website for more information.

Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk Weather

  • Wed
    Chance Rain
    70°F
  • Thu
    Slight Chc Rain
    71°F
  • Fri
    Sunny
    70°F
  • Sat
    Rain Likely
    71°F

7-day forecast

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