Bay Breeze Park Kayak/Canoe Launch

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, group paddling events are currently prohibited. Kayak, canoe and boat launch permits are not required for solo paddling for the 2020 season. Please maintain social distancing of at least six feet when using a boat launch and wear a face covering where social distancing is not possible.

Beach 88th Street and Beach Channel Drive
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: Please visit

Storage: No

Rest Area: Yes

Parking: On-street parking only


Nearby Locations


Excellent launch spot for southern Jamaica Bay, including Dubos Point, Subway Island, and Vernam Barbadoes.

Hazardous Launch/Landing Conditions

This launch area is rocky with old piles and sharp drop-off offshore.


Jamaica Bay currents, tides, and wind can be treacherous. Wear a personal floatation device at all times, and paddle with a buddy.


Emergency Landing Points

This launch site is a good exit point for Jamaica Bay.

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