Beach 35 St & Norton Ave
Sunrise to Sunset (April 1 to December 1)

Rules Prohibit:

  • Swimming, diving, or bathing
  • Rafts or other inflatables
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Littering
  • Smoking
  • Any discharge into water
  • Pets off leash or in the water
  • Open flame
  • Storing personal property
  • Motor vehicles without specific authorization

Location Details

Launch: Yes

Landing: Yes

Site Fee: No

ADA Accessible: No

Rental: No

Storage: No

Rest Area: Yes

Parking: Yes


Nearby Locations

By Car

Woodhaven/Cross Bay South, drive over Cross Bay Bridge (toll), bear left, follow signs for Shore Front Parkway, left at first light onto Rockaway Freeway, left on B 35th St, Norton Avenue

By Mass Transit

A train to B 36th Street, walk east to B 35th Street, walk north to Beach Channel Drive

Rockaway Beach, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and JFK Airport. Paddle a couple hundred yards along a channel to Norton Basin, where the body of water widens out substantially and is affected by the tides.


Dubos Point Wildlife Sanctuary, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

No Access Areas

JFK International Airport

Restrictive Conditions

Approximately 100ft southeast from the launch site, the channel dead ends at a large, concrete structure.

Hazardous Launch/Landing Conditions

Different sized jagged rocks protruding from ground along shoreline.


Currents coming from Jamaica Bay can push or pull a boater depending on whether it’s become high or low tide; boats can also become grounded along shoreline during low tide.

Emergency Landing Points

There's one small, sandy beach along north side of channel and another one along east side of Norton Basin as it opens up. The small sandy beach is between 100 and 200 yards from the launch site.

Nearest Hospitals

1. St. John’s Hospital 327 B 19th Street
2. Peninsula Hospital Center B 51st and Beach Channel Drive

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