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Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Highlights

Sandpiper Playground

This park honors the sandpipers that can be found at nearby Rockaway Beach. These small birds make their way though this area during a long winter migration from their… Read More

The Atlantic Flyway - Idlewild Park

The bald eagle, a national symbol of strength and freedom, was formerly listed as an endangered species. Although this majestic bird no longer nests here, it can still be… Read More

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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

  • Sun
    Areas Dense Fog then Chance Rain
    51°F
  • Mon
    Heavy Rain and Windy
    42°F
  • Tue
    Rain then Chance Rain and Breezy
    43°F
  • Wed
    Mostly Sunny
    50°F

7-day forecast

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