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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

 Nature Centers

NameLocationPhone
The Salt Marsh Nature CenterEast 33rd Street and Avenue U(718) 421-2021
HoursDirectionsAccessible
April 1 - October 31: open to the public Saturday and Sunday 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm, and for registered and scheduled activities at all other times. November 1 - March 31: open by appointment and for registered and scheduled activities

By car: Take the Belt Parkway to Kings Plaza exit, then north on Flatbush Avenue to Avenue U. Turn left on Avenue U and continue west for ten blocks. Pass 33rd Street and look for the parking lot on the right.

Public transportation: Take the B46, B2, or B41 to Kings Plaza, transfer for the westbound B3 bus to East 33rd Street and Avenue U.
Take the 2 or 5 train to Norstrand Avenue, then take the B41 to Kings plaza or B3 west to East 33rd & Avenue U.
Take the N, F, or Q trains to Avenue U, then the B3 Bus East to East 33rd Street and Avenue U.

Accessible

Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Rockaway Beach is closed for swimming for the season.

Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways Weather

  • Tue
    Rain
    40°F
  • Wed
    Rain Likely and Patchy Fog then Slight Chance Showers
    42°F
  • Thu
    Partly Sunny
    49°F
  • Fri
    Mostly Sunny
    47°F

7-day forecast

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