Beach 35 St & Norton Ave
Sunrise to Sunset (April 1 to December 1)
- Swimming, diving, or bathing
- Rafts or other inflatables
- Consumption of alcohol
- Any discharge into water
- Pets off leash or in the water
- Open flame
- Storing personal property
- Motor vehicles without specific authorization
Site Fee: No
ADA Accessible: No
Rest Area: Yes
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
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.
1. St. John’s Hospital 327 B 19th Street
2. Peninsula Hospital Center B 51st and Beach Channel Drive