North Channel Beach (Gateway National Parks)
Cross Bay Boulevard, south end of Addabbo Bridge, Broad Channel
5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The sand beach launch on the eastside goes in the Grassy Bayportion of Jamaica Bay, a popular kayak fishing destination, wesy side launch opens to Pumpkin Pacth Channel and North Channel.
Caution: Heavy pleasure boat traffic in Jamaica Bay, stay clear of channels. This is a wildlife refuge, do not land on islands nor disturb the flora or fauna.
Site Fee: $50 Parking/Boating Permit
ADA Accessible: No
Rest Area: Yes
Portage: 100 feet
Paddle South around the Gateway Bird Sanctuary to Sunset Marina. Paddle west to Canarsie Pier. Or explore Jamaica Bay.
Launching permitted only from the East Beach.
Hazardous Launch/Landing Conditions
Powerboat traffic. Watch for fishing lines when passing under the North Channel Bridge.
Emergency Landing Points
Canarsie Pier in the West and Sunset Marina in the South.